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Are YOU Looking to meet new people around town?
Are you new to town? Kinda shy? Need a ice breaker? 
Looking for ways to meet more friends??

If you are, This is the way to do it!! Speed Friending Events are for you!!

Spending too much time looking for your next friendship? Save time by attending our super fun events packed with like-minded, interesting people already looking to build new friendships and connections just like you! Speed Friending is a new, super fun, very low-pressure, easy way to make long-lasting friendships and connections around town.

This is the ONLY place in town where you can meet a lot of people QUICKLY and form long-term friendships and lasting relationships with everyone that attends. You can get friends and also dates too with Speed Friending Events! Whatever you're looking for, our events have you covered. It's tons of fun!

Why pay Speed Dating 35$? When Speed Friending Events provide you with all of the benefits of speed dating with the added benefits of making friends and dates at the same time. Speed Friending Events are a lot more relaxed and fun for much cheaper than Speed Dating! Our events are the guaranteed quickest, safest, most effective way to meet new people around.

Our members are finding an average of 4 friends and 2 dates each and every time they come to just even just one of our fun super low-pressure events! Come see what everyone is talking about !

We hold our events for people in their 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's

Looking for the BEST way to meet new people in Chicago?

Join us for an evening of fun and a night of making lots of new friends through Speed Friending Events! Whether you are single and looking, in a committed relationship, or simply looking for new fun friends to hang out with and nothing more, this group will have you QUICKLY make that happen in a fast way that gets results!!!

Why join our group?

    It’s a lot cheaper than speed dating

    We give members icebreakers and things to talk about during each event so there's never a dull or awkward moment.

    Our icebreakers give you an easy, low-pressure way for you to talk to other members during our events.

    You can attend with the intention of looking for dates, friends or both.

    It’s free to join our meetup group

    People often leave each event with new multiple friends and dates each time

    We already have tons of members and it’s growing everyday

    Each of our events are packed with friendly, high quality people every time!

    Most of our members make new friends and new dates every single time they go to our events!!

What kind of results should you expect from our HIGHLY Effective Events?

Our members that attend our events get the results they are looking for. In fact, most members leave our events with an average of 4 new friends and 2 new dates per event! This can be you too! You can get these results just by attending one event!

What is Speed Friending?

It's kind of like Speed-Dating, except, people meet up for friends, dates or both, unlike Speed Dating which is just meeting people for dates. Picture our event like a giant icebreaker for everyone that attends. During the event you will quickly talk with multiple people and not stay in a conversation with any one person too long. At the end of our events, you can get into conversations with people that YOU want to talk to. Our events give attendees a good chance to meet many new people that are local in your town in a fast, fun, and structured way! If you are looking to make new friends around town, then look no further! Sign up and become a member today!

Why meeting people other ways just don't work...

If you are looking to meet more people, make new friends, or find a new date, people typically go out to public places like bars, coffee shops, networking parties, public events. Most of these places are filled with people that already know each other. You typically will try to meet someone you don't know and that usually has friends already with them. It can be awkward to get into a conversation just to get a chance of making a new friend or date. In order to meet a new person you often have to have courage to break into groups of people that already know each other. Not so with Speed Friending Events. The organizer gives everyone at the event a multitude of icebreakers so that social anxiety melts away and everyone gets to meet each other.

Also, even when you approach and get into a new conversation, you may quickly find you have nothing in common and now you have to figure a way to get out your conversation. With Speed Friending Events, your conversations are short so you can quickly find the people you like the most and have longer conversations with them right there the same night! It's very low pressure and fun!

So walk me through the evening...

Speed Friending Events, brought to you by , is where you get lots of people in a room, and you each have around two minutes to ask each person you are paired with questions. There are rules to this kind of event of course to keep things lively and fun. You will meet most everyone at each event. It is a great fun new way to make lots of new friends quickly.

At the end, you can choose to socialize afterwards, exchange contact information, hang out, and do things afterwards. Its a super fast way to meet people and it's entirely possible that you form lasting friendships at these events. There's nothing like it. Within 1 event which lasts about an hour and a half, you will have met almost everyone in the group which is usually 20-60 people. What you do with your time after your Social Speed Friending experience is up to you, but most people hang out, chat, exchange numbers, and form friendships. Join us and welcome!! The mission for this group is to make the best Speed Friending Event Group Ever!!

What is the difference between Speed Friending Events and Speed Dating?

In Speed Dating expectations are high to find an attractive partner. Speed Dating also charges 35$ per person, where with us, you get the the same benefits, plus you're more likely to find dates with us than Speed Dating, and you get the benefit of also making a lot of friends too. By attending even one event, our surveys say our members are getting an average of  2 dates and 4 friends each event they attend.

Also in Speed Dating, people are often disappointed by the number of people that show and the quality of people that show. In their events if you don't like someone, you have to stay locked into an 8 minute conversation where you are given no instruction on what to say to the other person; this can sometimes be awkward. Our solution to this with Speed Friending Events is you will have very short interactions and our events are structured in ways to keep conversation lively all the time. At our events, you will quickly talk with multiple people and not stay in a conversation with any one person too long. At the end of our event you can get into conversations with people that YOU want to get into. The event is structured in a way so that you get an icebreaker with almost everyone in the room!

In Speed Friending Events our members attend for a variety of reasons, some are looking for new friends, others looking for roommates, social network connections, some are looking for dates. At the end of the event participants feel like they all know each other because the event acts a HUGE icebreaker. Lively conversation always flows easily helping everyone forming new friendships all over the place at our events.

Our Satisfaction Guarantee!

For all of our Speed Friending Events we offer our 'Match' Satisfaction Guarantee.

We are so confident you will make new friends and connections at all of our events that are offering you a 100% refund, if you don't make at least 1 new great connection or even if you are just simply dissatisfied with any of our events. Simply talk to the host that day, give us your feedback, and we will offer you a 100% refund, hassle-free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Sign up and let's make this happen!

Cost for our events range from 15.00-25.00, but joining this meetup group is free!!

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Founded Aug 7, 2012

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