Have you had enough of the online dating, matchmaking, speed-dating, and coaching sites? Far too many coffee meetings which seemed like the longest hour of your life as you plotted your escape from this boring letch who was actually 4 inches shorter and 40 pounds heavier than advertised? This group is as close as you will get to the wonderful and laid-back times from your high school or college days when everyone in the room was “Single, Available and Fun” - without all that DRAMA!
While other groups may claim to be the #1 singles group, this is the most active, varied and safest Singles group in central Ohio. Simply compare our calendars of events. Plus, we are not trying to “Up-sell” you any other services (matchmaking, speed-dating, coaching, etc.).
We host a weekly social mixer (“Mix & Mingle”) for singles looking to meet other singles in a casual setting. We rotate our events throughout the week, and around the greater Columbus area for the convenience of our members.
We also have many “Flash Mingles” throughout the year. All members have the ability to announce their own events to all other members by way of a “Flash Mingle”. Therefore, you will often see several events happening each week, and with much variety of venues.
There is a one-time Lifetime membership fee of $20 due at the time of membership application. The Membership Fee will be refunded if request is submitted after member has attended at least 2 “Mix & Mingle” events hosted by the group Organizer during the first 30 days of membership to Singles Mingles of Central Ohio. This is to ensure the member has given us a fair try. (see below for payment details.) You can pay with a debit or credit card here: http://tinyurl.com/SinglesMinglesPayPal You do not need a PayPal account.
For the weekly event, come prepared to “Mix & Mingle” because we discourage roosting at tables and chairs. We encourage everyone being on their feet and engaging in conversations with all other members. If you are only interested in eating, there are plenty of Meetup groups who will welcome you. We host our mixers at pubs, restaurants, sporting events, pool halls, public parks, wherever our members will feel comfortable and casual in order to advance conversation.
For our events, there is generally no charge other than what you eat or drink, which is on your own. This of course depends on the specific venue.
If you are socially shy, our members will help bring you out. Everything is informal and friendly. Let the conversations flow wherever they take you. Relax and Enjoy! Remember; everyone is joining us for the same reasons: to meet other friendly singles in a safe, inexpensive and casual environment with no obligations!
I take great efforts and pride in making this the safest and most comfortable environment of any Meetup group in Central Ohio for members to be able to relax and meet new people without fear of being hit upon as if they were in a bar, or even worse, being in fear for their safety. The $20 Lifetime membership fee plus my approval of new members help tremendously in this area.
PLEASE NOTE: contacting other members before first meeting them in-person is discouraged. Should I receive a note from any of my members of having received a message from a member which makes them feel uncomfortable, I will immediately and without notice REMOVE the sender’s membership. I will also report them to Meetup.com for investigation. Please make me aware of any such unwelcome contact by another member.
RSVPs in advance are welcome and encouraged, but not necessary. If you find that you can join us on short notice, please drop in.
Regarding member profiles; please provide thoughtful answers to the profile questions, and have a current and clear photo of yourself for your member photo so others can associate a name with a face. It will help our members to learn more about you, and therefore for you to make new friends much quicker. Here are some EXCELLENT tips: http://www.meetup.com/SinglesMingles/messages/boards/thread/36331642
APPROVAL WILL NOT BE GRANTED FOR INCOMPLETE OR NONSENSICAL ANSWERS SUCH AS "HI".
Now, join us and start an entirely new approach to making friends and perhaps finding that soul-mate which the online dating, matchmaking, speed-dating & coaching services have yet to provide you…at $500 per year for their memberships!
You are two easy steps away from your Lifetime Membership in Singles Mingles of Central Ohio:
CLICK “JOIN US” & COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE:
1. Go to the “Join Us” link in the top right of this group’s page and complete your member profile. Please be sure to use a current and clear photo of yourself. This truly does help you assimilate into our group much quicker.
2. Pay the $20 Lifetime Membership fee:
Pay safely with any major debit or credit card. You do NOT need a PayPal account: http://tinyurl.com/SinglesMinglesPayPal
And remember, as long as you give our group a sincere try by attending at least two events hosted by the Organizer (not just our Flash Mingles) within your first 30 days, you can request a full refund if Singles Mingles does not fit your needs for meeting and making new friends.
The Organizer will review your profile for completeness and confirm your membership payment, and will then Approve you for membership. It really is very quick and simple.
Thank you for your interest in Singles Mingles of Central Ohio.
If you want a chuckle, watch Brad Paisley’s “Online”. It will put the online dating sites into perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ After enjoying, you may need to click your browser “back button” to come back here to join.
And if you want a little inspiration showing why you should not give up on your quest to find “That Special Someone”, watch Michael Bublé’s official music video; "Haven't Met You Yet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AJmKkU5POA
His message?....DON'T GIVE UP!