Free Singles Event

  • February 13, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Looking for a Valentine??

Come to our singles event and meet new singles the day before Valentines Day!

We are here to get singles together. Our event is FREE. Our event will be at One of Portland's top bars. We have arranged to have some awesome food and drinks specials.

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  • Peter

    Good drinks and good people!

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It took me some time to get into the swing of things, I had a good time. Those treasure hunt questions were a fabulous idea. Great job hosts!

      1 · February 20, 2014

  • Theresa

    My guest, and I had a great time! I loved the ice breaker game. You did great. Cant wait for the next.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Rasmus

    Had a great time. Looking forward to more events.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Jess W. Epic D.

    Thanks everyone! Holly and I really appreciated all your kind words and great suggestions!
    About 105 people showed up for this meetup, which we think was a great success!
    Please feel free to email me at [masked] with any questions or suggestions!
    Can't wait for our first speed dating event this friday the 21st, it's filling up fast! Go sign up at epicspeeddating.com/events to secure your seat ;)
    Thanks again for joining us and making the event such a great night!!

    February 16, 2014

  • Barbara M.

    Darn. Had to miss the speed dating yesterday. Hopefully next time.

    February 14, 2014

  • Patrick

    Great start Jess and Holly. Keep it up.

    February 14, 2014

  • Comrade503

    Good job jess.

    February 14, 2014

  • Comrade503

    On scale from bananas to to pineapple I would have to say apples which means it was groovy.

    February 14, 2014

  • Jeannine M. W.

    It was fun, I liked talking with other people and having a venue to work from. Thanks for the DJ also, I haven't cut loose like that for a while!

    February 14, 2014

  • shannon

    I met some nice people and enjoyed talking with everyone. I was surprised, though, at how few people actually came.

    February 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ever since they took away the option to RSVP "maybe," the no show rate has increased quite a bit. For events such as this in which there's no fee or RSVP cap, "yes" is the new "maybe."

      February 14, 2014

  • Jordan

    I apologize for my absenteeism. On occasion, it is difficult for me to be around people. I hope fun was had.

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the great time. I didn't converse much, I was very nervous but I will at the next time. I liked the scavenger hunt idea. Thank Again!

    February 14, 2014

  • Sean

    It was fun. The scavenger hunt questions were a great way to break the ice. Thanks putting on the event, Jess and Holly!

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very fun

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pretty fun event, would be better to sort by age group somehow :-)

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Douglas D. M.

    Wanted to thank Holly and Jess for a wonderful event! Thanks ladies!

    February 13, 2014

  • Stephany

    The turn out was not as many as the 160 people that signed up.

    February 13, 2014

  • Larry

    I met some nice people and enjoyed myself.

    February 13, 2014

  • Derek Keleka M.

    Sorry, a friend is craving sushi and wanna chat so I have to satisfy her demand. I'm also hungry so yeah

    February 13, 2014

  • James L.

    Was really looking forward to this event. Cold started Monday and continues to get worse. Hope to be ay the next one

    February 13, 2014

  • James L.

    Was really looking forward to this event

    February 13, 2014

  • Derek Keleka M.

    Gonna be late. Just finished volunteering for children cancer association at Fred Meyer and en route home to freshen up. I'm little tired so I might not be talkative :(

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna be late too ~ 30 min or so

    February 13, 2014

  • harrisy89

    Does it matter if I'm a half-hour late?

    February 13, 2014

    • Comrade503

      I will be late as well. Pretty sure a lot people will be late because of work and stuff.

      February 13, 2014

    • Jess W. Epic D.

      We're here, but people are showing up at all different times! See you when you get here!

      February 13, 2014

  • Becky

    :( caught a cold....can't make it tonight......

    February 13, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Where is it?

    February 13, 2014

    • Rasmus

      Jones bar. 107 NW Couch St. Corner of 1st and NW couch st.

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to be 30 mins late

    February 13, 2014

  • Holly Anne. Epic D.

    I am so excited for the event tonight. See you all soon!

    February 13, 2014

  • Marshall

    A man isn't suppose to admit stuff like that and I can relate to what Liv wrote.

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Vanessa

      I love the idea of name tags. Makes for easier introductions & remembering names.

      February 12, 2014

    • Jason

      I'm a shy introvert and enjoy attending such events. I was initially afraid to go to my very first Meetup event and almost turned around, but I held my breath dived right in and I'm glad I did.

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • Jason

    Should I stay home or go to this event. Decisions. Decisions.

    February 13, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Hi, im excited

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Hi, im excited

    February 13, 2014

  • Justin A.

    I jumped the gun on this one. Unfortunately I do not think I csn attend either. I simply have too much homework. I sm looking forward to future events and hope to make new friends at some of them.

    February 13, 2014

  • Heather L.

    Sorry. I had to change my RSVP. Not due to the size. I just have a very important meeting on Friday that I want to make sure that I am on top of my game for! I really wanted to make this event because I really am not into the speed-dating events. Have fun!!!!!!

    February 12, 2014

    • Jess W. Epic D.

      Thanks Heather! We have a lot of things planned, and they will soon all be on here for people to see and sign up for ;) We want to have the event tonight so we can really meet everyone and get suggestions. In doing this we CAN set ourselves apart from the other speed dating companies. We hope to host events that people WANT to go to. We plan to focus on suggestions and really try to make an effort to to take them into account when planning all our future events!

      February 13, 2014

    • Vanessa

      I'd like to see events at different times and places, rather than a bar at night.

      1 · February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So there are a few women who are nervous about going. I dont know how early I can meet but would it make you feel better to meet me somewhere before hand and we can show up together? I just hate when people get nervous about this stuff. But I get it. Working as an outreach coordinator for 5 years helps with shyness though :D PM me if interested.

    2 · February 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You might want to double check-I'm pretty sure Jones doesn't open until 8:00.

      February 13, 2014

    • Jess W. Epic D.

      Jones is opening early at 7:30 for our event.

      February 13, 2014

  • Barbara M.

    Hopefully the guys a gals will be fairly equal.

    February 12, 2014

  • Frank

    Gotta get up early Friday for work. I hope that it's a fun event!

    February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hear ya! That's the main reason I'm not heading over after my class lets out. I have to be to work Friday morning at 7:00.

      February 12, 2014

  • Jeannine M. W.

    I was just joking about the tagging....I have a strange sense of humor, sorry. I love music too Michele, hope to meet you and talk shop. See you there. :)

    February 12, 2014

  • Michele

    Hi. I saw a post about tagging "introverts" & "extroverts." Is that really happening? If so that wouldn't be my thing.

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Jess W. Epic D.

      No. We won't be tagging introverts or extroverts. I assume there will be enough people with all sorts of personalities so everyone feels comfortable. We will be having bracelets for those who want them to distinguish if they are there looking for friends or looking for "love" so to speak.

      2 · February 12, 2014

    • Michele

      Ok good. Thx Jess. Agreed! There will definitely be more than two types since there are not just two types. ;) So cool. Understood on the wristbands.

      2 · February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cancelled out on the meetup that you have to pay for. There was more females then males....Yikes! Hope this one will be a great turn out.

    February 7, 2014

    • James

      @Christine which event were you referring to where you had to pay?

      February 12, 2014

    • Jess W. Epic D.

      The speed dating events that are coming up have a fee for all of the organizing that goes into the events, including the matching and contacting people.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have other commitment. Sorry.

    February 12, 2014

  • Stephany

    Thank you Jess for all your time and effort put into this event. It will be a success even if everyone may not find what they are looking for. Looking forward to meeting you and simply having a really fun evening!

    2 · February 12, 2014

  • shannon

    What's the dress code? Casual or dressy?

    February 12, 2014

    • Jess W. Epic D.

      Casual but nice. Whatever you would wear to on a casual first date I think would be appropriate!

      1 · February 12, 2014

    • shannon

      Thanks so much!

      February 12, 2014

  • Jess W. Epic D.

    Hey everyone! I see a lot of comments and concerns about the event on here. I was hoping to give you an idea of what we are planning to do so you know! When you arrive we would like everyone there for the event to sign in and grab a name tag, this way everyone will be able to see who is there and learn their names. Also we were planning to hand out different color wrist bands to indicate who is there looking to meet friends or who is there looking to meet that someone special. We have some fun things to do planned that will help everyone meet each other without forcing anyone into any awkward situations they don't want to be involved in. But they will give people something to talk about, and help avoid the awkward silence moments! We are so excited for the event! We have been in contact with the bar a lot and they are staffed and ready to go! There are different areas of the bar allowing the introverts to feel comfortable and extroverts a great place to be themselves!

    8 · February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What colors are the wrist bands? What color for friendship what color for open to relationship?

      February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok awesome thanks Heather :))

      February 12, 2014

  • Krystyn121

    Id love to go but im working...

    February 11, 2014

  • Kosal S.

    Love this bar! Hoping for some great vibes on Thursday!

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is a good place to park? I don't venture downtown often.

    February 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      There is street park in or park in one of two smart parks.

      February 9, 2014

  • mike

    Hi

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • shannon

    If anyone from Vancouver is going, I would love to carpool. :)

    1 · January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Shannon, I live in Vancouver and just signed up to attend. Perhaps we can go together.

      January 5, 2014

    • shannon

      Hi Jenny, I sent you a message to check in about carpooling. :)

      February 9, 2014

  • Jeannine M. W.

    I'm excited about this meetup! And hope the weather is better than this snow, but if not I'll still be there with bells on my ankles. I'm a bit shy with so many people, but this is good practice for those of us that are introverts with crowds.

    February 7, 2014

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