January 6, 2014
"The first thing that attracted me to the group was the title, "Flying Solo." It describes we singles in a fun and liberating way. Meaning we are willing to spread our wings and open to new things. Fits me to a tee"
Flying Solo is an inspirational concept for single people in London. We arrange social events for single people.
If you are single and like to socialise and want to meet new people of the same and/or opposite sex, and find a lot of your mates don't go out because they are married/partnered up, not available due to childcare commitments, are always skint or just can't be bothered to go out, or you haven't got a 'significant other' that wants to take part in fun activities, then this is the group for you.
We arrange days/nights out at convenient venues where so that people can get together, have fun and get to know each other in a relaxed, non pressurised environment. It is for people who like to socialise but do not want to be patronised or pressured into thinking that they must meet someone or be the life and soul of the party (if you want to be though that's fine too!). The aim is to have a good time, meet people, make new friends, build social confidence and have an enjoyable evening with other single people.
Our aim is to empower and raise the profile of single people and we reflect this in our events. All events are hosted, which means you’ll be meeted, greeted, made to feel welcome and introduced to other members and encouraged to mingle at every single event we run. As a female led group, we are very female friendly. We know going to 'singles events' and walking in to a bar can be a nervewracking thing to do... so if you want to attend as a lady on her own to our events you will be very welcome and well supported.....
What people are saying about Flying Solo:
“As L and I are celebrating our one year anniversary today, we wanted to thank all the people who were involved, one way or the other, in the two of us meeting and getting to know each other. Sarah, you have certainly contributed in a big way with "Flying Solo"! A big heart-felt Thank you from both of us, and all the best for your Meetup group! You are doing a great thing for so many people, keep up the good work! …Your "graduates", M&L (who got to know each other during a Flying Solo Cheese & Wine Tasting event in April 13)
“(To Sarah) Thank you for introducing me to A – She is great!’ P& A, a dating couple who met at a Flying Solo events over 45s Xmas Party 2013.
We appreciate that meeting new people can be very nerve-wracking so we our members do everything they can to make you feel welcome and relaxed, So if you're stuck in on a night and you want to do something with like minded people and not feel like a sad desperado, remember: Life is a Lottery, 'you've got to be in it to win it' , so get yourself involved!
We have currently have events for our members of All Ages, these are advertised as 'All Ages' events & for our 45 & above Singles, these are advertised as 45(ish)+ (FS45+). Our All Ages group has no age restrictions but you should note that most of our members are by default, overall in their 30s, 40s & 50s.
Look out for meet ups coming up and suggestions for what people would like to do are always welcome, please drop me an email or see me at events with your ideas. Constructive feedback and ideas on how we can improve our events are always welcome and value , please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or see me in person at an event.
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How to get the most out of Flying Solo Meetup Group
You are much more likely to make friends (and maybe meet a potential partner!) if youcome to events regularly.People come along on our meets to see other people they have met on previous meets! You will soon notice our 'regular faces' as well as meeting new people each and every event.
Have a clear profile photo so that other members can see who you are. Nothing fancy, no cats, dogs, landscapes or other people in your pic, just a nice face shot so people can recognise you on Meetup. If you need a nice pic doing, please let me know & I'll take one for you.
Interact with members between meets using meetup event message boards. Be friendly... say hi, introduce yourself, join in with the pre & post event banter! People will feel that you are friendly and like they know you already when they meet you at the meet!
Look forward to seeing you at our warm, fun, relaxed and friendly group!
Sarah & the Flying Solo Team
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