I found a site called meetups.com.
It is filled with all sorts of special interest things like Dallas Singles, Dallas independent film buffs, DFW knitting club, something called The lair which I suspect is just a bunch of buys talking about dating and many other topics.
I went to the film meet up twice. The idea is to go to the event (movie in my case) and then go out to dinner and get to know one another and I assume over time , develop freindships.
The first film I went to, it was a nice event.
The second time, it was poorly run with an inconvient time (12PM on a Sunday!)
But I begin to read about other meetup groups in other cities and saw one for something called Lock and Key.
The conept is NOT a swingers thing but the men get a key and try to match it to a lock that a certain woman is wearing.
There are these Lock and Key events in a lot of cities but I don't have a direct link.
The conept sounds good and a lot better than going to a bar by yourself which is a promise of going home unhappy and broke.
This Is an organized event but seems kind of expensive after paying from $20-#30 to get in (remember this is the one in Dallas and it costs the same as the one in New York City which everything is about twice as expensive as in Dallas).
Also you have to valet park your car unless you want to take a chance on trying to find a place yourself.
You get one free drink and things to munch on until 9:00 PM. Supposedly you should have made a new friend or two by then and of coursem the drinks are now $$$.
I can see the potential but the cost when added up could run you around $100.00.
And remember, this is the South where wages are low compared to other places.
One final note is that most meetups are not expensive. The movie thing is free for the first 3 events and then $5.00 per quarter. But some of the events are geared to take advantage of the lonley singles. Plus the cost of dinner, film and any junk food at the movie.
I just don't see how something that seems like a good concept like Lock and Key events has to be so expensive. But maybe if it DID work, the cost is justified (and of course it is in an area of Dallas that is literally nearly two counties away from whee I live-don't they think that there are singles in the East side of Dallas?
Between the cost of gas, and just living, dating is beginning to be fore the few (another topic).
But just wondered if anyone had any experience with Lock and Key events.