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Valentines singles event (Gentlemen RSVP)

  • Feb 15, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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So following our recent success with the Christmas Party turnout at the Blueberry Bar I have decided to organise another party there.

This one will be Valentines day themed (so basically a singles event). It will be a traffic light party - stickers will be handed out (red for taken, yellow for not sure/it's complicated, green for single!). So far have one idea in motion which is a valentines day card comment box. This will involve you writing a message to somebody and popping it in a closed box - it can be anonymous or not but I think it'll be a nice way for people to make their feelings known indirectly and if you receive a card it'll definitely be a good confidence boost at the very least. It's the day after Valentines day so if you're single come along and see if anyone takes your fancy!

No dress code - dress up or come in casual clothes, it's really up to you!

Also, any suggestions for activities you would like to see arranged for the day are most welcome :)

Drink deals (until 8pm):

2 for £10 Cocktails

4 bottles of beer for £10 

2 Lagers for £6 

I don't have a creative bone in my body but a shoebox, some heart wrapping paper and 10 miles of sellotape later, I give you one valentines card post box! Please keep an eye out for it on the DJ stand tonight - write as many notes as you like and pop them in the box folded - with a name/description of the person you want to receive it on the front and I'll hand them out later on in the night.

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  • David

    jenny, i am holding you personally responsible for my safety on this one :P

    3 · January 29, 2014

    • David

      none can, he's a BEAST!

      February 12, 2014

    • James W.

      How was the singles event? A night to remember?

      February 21, 2014

  • John F.

    What was the dj called please? Thanks

    February 17, 2014

  • Felix

    Location was great, Shoreditch is pretty much the party capital of London. I would give the blueberry bar a 4 out of 5. The let down was the quality of the male toilets, which will not describe the exact details. Now for the event, Jenny I have to thank you for organising this event. This was also the first time, I took part in speed dating and it was an unpredictable and interesting experience. Now would I have met my future life partner at this event, no. For me to meet my life partner, I would have to attend more meetup events tailored to single people, meet more of the opposite sex there and have more one on one time to get to know the other person better. For me, what really ruined the speed dating process was the loud music in the background. Note to self: Loud music and speed dating do not mix!

    Most importantly, I had a great time meeting some of you and I hope to see you Jenny in the near future.

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Felix

      Women, because of how its played

      February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Because they have never seen a bloke write his name in the snow before?

      February 17, 2014

  • Prejay

    Absolutely amazing!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hey,

    If your name is Jesco or Liam, or if you know them can you please ask them to get in contact with me. I have a message for them but wasn't able to find them last night.

    Thanks

    Jenny

    February 16, 2014

    • Jenny

      Liam has now received his note :)

      If anybody can help me get in contact with Jesco please let me know.

      Thanks

      Jenny

      February 16, 2014

  • Darryl

    Hey all - a really good event and great to meet people! See you all soon!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hey all, thanks for coming! I hope you all had a good night. It's definitely an event I will do again at some point. Will do things slightly differently next time now I've had a bit of practice with hosting this type of event! If any of you want to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/506775319415647/

    4 · February 16, 2014

  • Charlotte I.

    I'm running late trains are bad. Should be there for 8.30

    February 15, 2014

  • John F.

    Im going to be late, about half 8 , hope this is ok?

    February 15, 2014

  • John F.

    I tried to join, so sorry i dont know why its put me as a host?!

    February 15, 2014

  • Darryl

    Also, I'll be coming on my own. Anyone in the same situation? Fancy meeting for a drink or two before?

    February 9, 2014

    • Robert

      Just arrived, it's packed, anyone in there?

      February 15, 2014

    • Darryl

      Inside, far end of bar. Blue denim shit

      February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late cos Northern Line from where I am is closed. Had to get a lift to Edgware. Should be there by about 6.45 :/

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im going to be late but still turning up

    February 15, 2014

  • chris m.

    hello ladies!!!You like me-wicked!!You don't-DONT CARE. I AM LIKE MARMITE HAHA.WHATEVER AND WHATEVER:-)

    February 14, 2014

    • David

      ps. i'm pro nonsense :P

      February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      David - nonsense!

      February 15, 2014

  • Simon

    By the way Jenny, organising this must have taken so much time out of your life...just a little thank you beforehand

    5 · February 15, 2014

    • David M.

      I second that motion.

      February 15, 2014

    • Jenny

      Thanks guys, really appreciate the acknowledgement :)

      2 · February 15, 2014

  • Richard D.

    If any of you chaps are up for a drink beforehand, I am meeting a friend at All Bar One (the one on Finsbury Pavement/Chiswell Street close to Moorgate) at 6pm. Everyone welcome :)

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Ben

      Hi Richard. I might join you guys at All Bar One if I have time.

      February 15, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hi all,

    Happy valentines day!

    I hope you are looking forward to tomorrow!

    The event will start at 5pm, please check comments below if you are worried about coming along to the event on your own as some members have arranged between themselves to meet up before the event starts to get to know a few people first.

    I am going to try and do a speed dating session at the beginning when the bar is less busy. I have never tried something like this before so bear with me, I will try and make it work!

    1 · February 14, 2014

    • Nati G.

      I mean, is there gonna be anyone to meet in a particular part of the bar?

      February 15, 2014

    • Jenny

      Nah, we'll all be on the left as you come in. I'll be handing out meetup/traffic light stickers so we shouldn't be hard to spot. I'll be wearing a red and black dress and will no doubt be holding a cocktail and looking confused trying to figure out how to do a speed dating thing with the group - come and say hi/get yourself a sticker :)

      February 15, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    Alas, I'm not going to be able to make it after all. I've changed my RSVP accordingly. Good luck/have fun tonight!

    February 15, 2014

    • Jenny

      Okay, thank you for letting me know and changing your RSVP :)

      February 15, 2014

  • Hugo

    Hi, I'm going to this event solo, anyone up for
    getting a drink beforehand?

    February 15, 2014

    • Hugo

      sounds good man, which bar should we hit up

      February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to join you. Where are you going to meet?

      February 15, 2014

  • Dave

    Hey, two of my friends (female) want to come along. Is this OK? They're not registered on MeetUp.

    February 15, 2014

    • Jenny

      Yes of course this is okay :)

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • Tega

    Hi is speed dating the main activity of the evening?

    February 14, 2014

    • Jenny

      It is really just an ice breaker at the beginning of the night, the event is centered around being a singles traffic light party.

      February 14, 2014

  • Siobhan

    Did anyone else see the comments from that ... Left-handed guy who posted at 5am this morning or did I dream that?

    February 14, 2014

    • Prejay

      Taking a squeaky peak- hey dean... Lol....

      February 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's handy. No denying it. Sadly I don't think I've ever thought of using it for what you guys are thinking. ;)

      February 14, 2014

  • Jenny

    Please be aware the start time has been changed from 5pm to 6pm for tomorrows event.

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Fahim

    guys can't we add anymore plus 1's??? :/

    February 14, 2014

    • Andrew Y.

      hi Jenny this has happen to me. Is there any chance i can be put back on the list?

      February 14, 2014

    • Jenny

      Hi Andrew,

      It is a pain that this happens, a lot of members get caught out by it. You can of course still come along to the event!

      Jenny

      February 14, 2014

  • Felix

    From reading the comments in regards to tomorrow, it seems this event will be absolutely action packed! What I wanted to know was that is there a dress code?

    February 14, 2014

    • Jenny

      Hi Felix,

      No wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We have a really good relationship with the bar and they are very relaxed about the dress code there.

      Jenny

      1 · February 14, 2014

  • Jenny

    Hi guys,

    I have moved a couple of you onto the waiting list. The reason for this is because this is a group for 20-29 year olds and some of you are above that age bracket. Whereas usually it isn't a concern if you are a couple of years above 30, please remember this is a singles event and I think that it is a little bit inappropriate if the girls coming are expecting the guys to be in their 20s.

    Please email me if you have any concerns regarding this.

    Jenny

    February 14, 2014

  • Saaid

    First time. Looking forward to an interesting great night

    February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does the event formally start? Is it actually 5pm? Got a few things going on during the day and want to plan accordingly :)

    February 14, 2014

    • Jenny

      The event starts at 5pm. I'm going to trial a speed dating session at the start of the night when the bar is less busy. But the event will go on until late.

      February 14, 2014

  • Prejay

    I'm going to be there like 7-8 pm. Hope not much later.... Hope I don't miss the fun.... Need myself a singles wrist band... Could you put then on the side near the bar or something...

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      But it is a cheaper alternative and in my experience who doesnt love drawing on people?

      February 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Plus if you had a wristband you have to stay single. With stickers, if you hook up you can always change! Ha

      February 14, 2014

  • Liam A.

    Quick question peeps, if you're on the waitlist is it worth still worth rocking up?

    February 14, 2014

    • Jenny

      Of course there will always be people who RSVP and don't turn up. Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about this. But, for as many guys that RSVP yes but don't attend, there will be just as many of the ladies who do the same thing.

      1 · February 14, 2014

    • Jenny

      If it helps at all - if you have a female friend you can attend with you are more than welcome to have them RSVP to the ladies event and send me a message and you will automatically be added to the list as it won't affect the male/female ratio in any way.

      February 14, 2014

  • Adam B.

    Sorry I can't make this now - have to travel for work this weekend. Will hopefully be along to the next one.

    February 14, 2014

  • Nabila

    Omg is this a men's only group?!

    February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't worry. Several guys made this mistake too

      February 13, 2014

    • David M.

      Truly why is this so common? Lol

      February 13, 2014

  • Avanish

    Look forward to great night!

    February 13, 2014

  • Ashley C.

    Got my PUA radar with me, yall cant hide from me

    February 8, 2014

  • Neil 'Stingray' I.

    Why is the ratio of guys to girls about 75:1?

    February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Btw if you are using the app it isn't too obvious that there is a doppelgänger group. So it is possible a lot of people are joining through that and can't see the ladies group. Possible. Or we are just not observant as a gender. Both are plausible.

      February 12, 2014

    • David M.

      If that's the case simon, more for us eh :p

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Slight concern - if this will now be mixed rather than a singles event what makes this any different than a standard party night?

    February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Makes sense. I thought the event was suddenly going to be something like half and half

      February 11, 2014

    • David

      it is half and half roughly in terms of male to female ratio and if it wasn't done the way jenny did it we'd end up with alot of blokes and some very intimidated women.

      February 11, 2014

  • Darryl

    Looks like it's going to be a good night! Looking forward to my first meetup event, so keen to make some new mates to go for beers with but also hopefully a lady to date! See you all Saturday!

    February 9, 2014

  • Siobhan

    Ahh, I thought this was a general valentines party rather than a singles-specific event. I wanted to come party with my fella :P

    February 8, 2014

    • Siobhan

      Cool thanks Jenny! And does the party go on all night? Just the event time says 5-8pm, I assume everyone doesn't just go home after that?!

      February 8, 2014

    • Jenny

      I didn't realise I'd put 8pm finish, I have now removed, thanks! I would assume/hope people would be staying later than 8pm! The bar is open till 2am-ish so everyone can turn up and leave whenever :)

      February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want to go :)

    February 7, 2014

  • David M.

    Uh oh... I tried to add a guest and ended up getting myself kicked out from the reserved list! Haha stupid me.

    January 24, 2014

    • Jenny

      David, I have added you to the RSVP list.

      January 25, 2014

    • David M.

      Wahoo! I'm back in. Thanks a lot jenny! :) now I don't dare change it again.

      January 25, 2014

  • Ashley C.

    so if people dropout, will we be able to bring guys in their places?

    January 23, 2014

    • Jenny

      Yeah, keep an eye on the reservation list, I am extending it all the time as the ladies RSVP count catches up.

      January 24, 2014

  • Darryl

    Really looking forward to this event - it'll be great to meet new people!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • chris m.

    I have an idea-how about getting people to stare into each others eyes-without saying anything-say for at lest a minute?I suggest this because one, its not just about noise-its the silent signals that you let of as well, not just mouth.and 2-it s unique and different. what do people think-???let me know-Chris

    January 19, 2014

    • Karim

      I sense sarcasm In his idea ;-)

      January 20, 2014

    • Simon

      Perhaps Karim lol but I was joking in a nice way :)

      3 · January 20, 2014

  • Jenny

    We will have a section to ourselves. This will be on the left of the entrance, if you come to the pub quiz it's the same area we have sectioned off for that by the DJ booth :)

    January 15, 2014

  • Ashley C.

    grabbed that 30th spot!

    I like the speed dating Idea, is that for people dressed in green?

    January 9, 2014

    • Jenny

      Haha no someone else thought the singles had to go in green as well. Wear whatever colour you like, we'll be handing out stickers on the day.

      January 9, 2014

  • Jenny

    I have spoken to the bar and negotiated the following drink deals until 8pm:
    2 for £10 Cocktails
    4 bottles of beer for £10
    2 Lagers for £6

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Avanish

    Look forward to great night!

    January 8, 2014

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