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Speed dating event

Dear fellow expats/internationals/global minds,

We know, as well as you, how tough it is to meet new people in Zürich. Locals do not easily mix with foreigners and although, many expat organizations are there to back up your social life, we noticed that, especially when it comes to finding a potential new ‘love’, ‘amore’ or ‘amant’, Zürich does not make it very easy for all you singles out there.

As of today, gone with these worries! ‘Cause we are here to help you!
We decided that the single Expat community in Zürich could need a hand, so we will organize a speed dating event for you.

How does it work?

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, at the freshly renewed Gleis 9 Bar in Oerlikon! We guarantee you that we will have min. 7 and max. 10 singles of each sex and we’ll welcome you with a glass of Prosecco.
You will have 5 minutes to talk to each of the participants and at the end of the event you can discretely inform us about the persons who caught your attention.
If the person you picked has also noticed you, we will provide you with their email address and/or phone number, and one of you can take the first step to get to know each other better.
It's definitely a fun and relaxed way to meet a lot of new people.

The event starts at 7PM and it will take you more or less an hour to meet all the participants, so the end is foreseen around 8.30 PM.
Price of the event is CHF 50. (not EURO)
If you’re interested, please send a subscription email to expatdates(at) before Sunday, March 10.
Don’t forget to mention your full name, nationality, age, profession, email address and/or phone number.
Places are limited, so hurry up!

See you on the 13th of March at Gleis 9.
Affolternstrasse 52
8050 Zürich

Your Expatdates Team,
Barbara & Bert


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  • Barbara en B.

    Dear Chad. We're sorry you feel the event is too expensive, but please consider there is a reason why similar events around Zürich are charging higher costs, as John correctly stated. We have to spend quite an amount of time to find a location, find participants, prepare the roll-out of the evening, reply to questions arising, make publicity for the event,... This is not just about posting an ad and waiting for the participants to show up. We try to make this a nice evening for everyone by creating a pleasant atmosphere and therefore we include a glass of prosecco per person and tried to look for an intimate location. We hope we could explain you a bit better why we charge the chf 50 for this event and we would be happy to meet you on Wednesday, as a participant or just for a glass of prosecco and for having an open discussion with us. Greets, Barbara and Bert

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Nishant

      looking forward to meet you all:)

      March 13, 2013

    • Barbara en B.

      Dear Nishant, I'm not sure you received our private messages? We tried to inform you that you can only subscribe by sending an email with your personal details (name, age, nationality, email address) to [masked] . We unfortunately didn't receive your confirmation and we're sorry to inform you that our event is fully booked now. We can however guarantee you a spot in our next speed dating. Just write us an email and we'll keep you informed when the event takes place. Have a great day!

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Clicked by mistake yes instead of no - too commercial

    2 · March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      the venue (the chosen place) takes 300 fr for the rental space as it seems. Isnt 50 fr not too much? 20*50fr= 1 000 fr. minus wine(7fr?8fr? per person..= 160fr. snacks...

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      540 remaining for the snacks for 20 people...I think that organising is time consuming, yes, but as it is HERE a NON commercial space, Could not 35fr do the job?

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm married and even if I were not, I feel the 50 CHF has not been clearly explained. Why do you require such a high fee? This is really important to explain otherwise most of us will think of your event as a joke.

    March 10, 2013

  • Barbara en B.

    Dear Raquel! Thanks for your reaction. In the text below you can read that the price includes a glass of Prosecco for all participants and we do foresee some (small) snacks. The event is almost fully booked for women, but contact is if you're interested and we'll check if we can still book a seat for you. Guys can still subscribe! Enjoy the weekend! Cheers, Barbara & Bert

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Barbara and Bert, does the 50 CHF include a drink or finger food or is the cost strictly a cover charge? It may be helpful to edit you announcement to include that info. Thanks!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    married already. Also too commercial if not...

    March 7, 2013

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