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Ta­ble For Eight - 2nd Singles Dinner Meetup, 12/8, 6:30pm

  • Dec 8, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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The Chinese Speaking People In the Bay Area is hosting its 2nd Singles Dinner meetup. Our goal is to provide members with an exciting and diverse social calendar.

The 'Table for Eight' event is to bring four men and women with similar backgrounds and interests together for an evening of good food and wonderful conversation in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. This event is NOT a dating service. This is an upscale dining and social event for our members who are singles. 

We will set up several tables and each table with:

4 x Beauties & 4 x Geeks

A compatible group based on age, interests, lifestyle, and preferences will be seated together. You will be greeted by an organizer with brief introductions. After the first and second courses, I will switch Geeks to a different table if there is more than one table set up that night. You will have a chance to meet with the the other table of 4 beauties or geeks while enjoying the desserts.


Genghix Asian Fusion restaurant with ambience surrounding in Castro Valley (next to the Bart Station)

Important Requirements:

• Must be Single and Professional

• Your profile picture has a face & is YOU. (no animal, cartoon or objects other than you )

• Provide information as listed in "how to register" section below.

• NO Walk-Ins

• MUST pay to confirm RSVP. (non-refundable, except organizers postpone, cancel the event or cancel arrangements due to not able to group with the similar interests, background.

• Cost : $32 per person for a 3 courses pre-fixe dinner (You will have a separate check for your own drinks.)

How to register:

Please send me "Elaine" a message with the following information: 

• Full Name

• Your Age group (a.25-32, b.33-40, c.41-48)

• Your speaking languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin)

• Your professional background

• Your interests, lifestyle, and preferences

• Your Paypal account info (to match your payment)

• Your preferred partner age group (a.25-32, b.33-40, c.41-48)

• Your preferred partner speaking languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin)

• Show your profile name on the RSVP list? YES or NO

If you don't want to show your RSVP on our event list, please note on your message. I will provide you the Paypal info for the payment and update the number of attendees by +(number).

We will make every effort to find compatible guests to fill up the same table. In the event that we cannot, we may arrange a table of six.  If we decide to postpone or cancel arrangements (not able to group with the similar interests, background...), you will be contacted and get the full refund 24-48 hours prior to the event. Also, I reserved the right to accept the members to join in.


Dress to Impress (recommended business casual attire)

Be calm, honest, confident & comfortable

Don’t be shy, we are all here to have fun and make friendships

We suggest participants prepare 5 unique questions to ask. (What is the most exciting thing you ever done? What is your dream career? Tell me one thing about yourself that you would like me to know? Etc)

What should I not talk about at the event?

In order to create a safe, comfortable and enjoyable evening for everyone 
1. You are NOT allowed to ask anyone for their contact information directly DURING the DINNER. This includes their phone number or their email addresses. 
2. You are NOT allowed to ask sexually explicit questions. Please be polite and respectful!

All of our members' information is strictly confidential. We will NOT give out or pass on any info including full names and telephone numbers on your behalf, except first name or profile name. After the dinner, we will give you 10 minutes to exchange names and phone numbers at the lobby or bar area so you can contact each other after our dinner meetup. If there is someone would like to meet again from our 'Table for Eight' event you attended, but didn't get the opportunity to exchange contact information, just send message the member via the message feature on their meetup profile. 

Registration deadline: November 20, 2013

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  • Elaine

    thanks for attending the Table for Eight event. I know some of you did not exchange the contact info. If you would like to keep in touch with other attendees, please send them message through meetup msg. if you have any questions, please let me know. thanks.

    December 8, 2013

  • Elaine

    We will have 10 members joining this Saturday "Table for 8" event. Some members fall into higher or lower ended of the age groups, but with common interests. In order to all members to mingle a bit with each person, I decide to sit you all in the same table but with the assigned seat.

    Here are the options of pre-fixe menus. Please reply me by Friday, Dec 6.


    Miso soup
    Nigiri Combo 9pcs
    OR Beef Teriyaki


    Hot and Sour Soup
    Black Pepper Beef
    OR Kung Pao Chicken


    Tom Yum Goong
    Chicken Pad Thai
    OR Thai Basil Pork

    Honestly, arranging a 'table for 8 or 6 or 4" events is not easy. Even I said it is not a speed dating service, some members may assume it is and have some expectation on it. If there's anything i did for this event that may make you feel unsatisfied, I would like to apologize here in advance.

    See you guys on Sunday!

    Thanks, Elaine

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Christina

      I want to have #1 with Nigiri combo
      Thank You

      December 3, 2013

  • Victor H.

    castro valley is too far for me. I live in SF.
    Getting too lazy to drive far for dinner or meet nice girls.

    December 2, 2013

  • Elaine

    I need one male age group b (33-40) to join in table for 8 . If u r interested, pls send me a message thx

    November 26, 2013

  • Elaine

    Hi members, I will give you an update next week. thanks

    November 22, 2013

  • Addison

    Hi Elaine, I am interested in attending and I understand that this is not a dating service. However, since you are asking to prepay, I was wondering if there are any assurances that the event will be gender-balanced (i.e. # of females == males). I can sign up if there are safe-guards to prevent the flooding of men. Thanks.

    November 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Addison, I cannot assure what you requested until the deadline passed and my arrangement process based on AGE, Language, interests or ...etc was completed. Please check the cancellation or refund policy I described above. Like Kelvin wrote, I won't guarantee others drop off even though the meal cost is non-refundable. Thanks and GOOD LUCK! :)

      November 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Addison, ONE MORE DAY :)

      November 19, 2013

  • Elaine

    So far, I have:
    group a. (2 male and 2 female)
    group b. & c. (2 male and 3 female) Some attendees' ages are so close to the other age group range.

    some group a would like to match group b & c, or group b would like to match group a........ Again, i would set them in the same table based on Age, language and interests. Please don't put AGE as the first quality to determine the interest in joining this event. Deadline is Nov 20 again.

    November 14, 2013

    • Elaine

      Please come and join us to have may have a surprise :) haha

      November 14, 2013

    • Elaine

      There are several great guys in age group a. RSVPed recently. Don't hesitate to join us.

      November 18, 2013

  • Elaine

    It's not too late to register. 2 more days. Those who are not compatible to the "Table for 8" for Dec 8th. I will notify them within 48 hours before the event. However, they can still sign up for the next 'Table for 8" again.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Edmond L.

    Hi. Just would like to know when is the registration deadline. It said November 20 and RSVP close on December 01. A little bit confusing here

    November 10, 2013

    • Elaine

      Sorry for confusion. Deadline is 11/20

      November 10, 2013

    • Edmond L.

      OK thanks

      November 11, 2013

  • Elaine

    Seems like more gals are interested at this moment. They are great persons. WE may need more gentlemen to join in :)

    October 25, 2013

  • Elaine

    I got 4 gals and 1 guy sign up on my behalf. i added them as "+ 5"
    total 4 gals and 3 guys but i have not arranged the group based on their info yet.

    October 24, 2013

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