Next Meetup

18 to 35 - Speed friending! No pressure way to make friends! Hosted/ £5 to £15
Please come and join us as we help you make new friendships with both ladies and gentlemen without any of the pressure, shyness and nervousness normally associated with meeting new people. This is for ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 18 to 35. (It is fine if you are a few years either side of these parameters) Speed friending is like an icebreaker but with a very different approach. Instead of having a large group icebreaker we arrange for our members to interact with each other one-on-one. This gives you an easy and convenient way to meet new people in a way that completely dissolves awkward social barriers. This is NOT speed dating and so you will be meeting both ladies and gentlemen in mixed groups. The intent is to create friendships. One of the greatest benefits is that it tears down the walls of shyness. Many people have deep-seated anxiety when it comes to talking to people they don’t know. They may even be intimidated by certain group members. But when you push outside your comfort zones, this speedy connection opens up the door to allow you to easily communicate and work together with other members of the group. Speed friending allows you to identify other people with common interests. The conversations that take place don’t have to be deep, profound or even scripted; simply discussing likes and dislikes may lead to future friendships. Often, people want to make new friends, but they aren’t quite sure how to go about it. With speed friending, you can start pursuing that goal without appearing socially awkward or desperate. Even if no lasting friendships result from the activity, at least you have learned more about each other and become more comfortable with each other. In fact, you might be surprised at how much people are willing to socialize when they are encouraged with a game. Speed friending is the easiest and most effective way to build relationships in a short amount of time. Here’s how it will be set-up: 1) Half of the group (mixed gender) will be in a fixed place and the other half of the group (mixed gender) rotates. (We like people to stand as that delivers greater energy and also gives much greater visibility to body language.) Every 5 minutes or so, the rotating group will move to another person. During these intervals, each pair of people will get the opportunity to talk, develop a connection and possibly even spark a friendship. The time limits aren’t set in stone but it will be about 3-5 minutes. 2) Joanna will be hosting the evening and she will organize the speed friending. She will be blowing the whistle or giving another sign to indicate that you should move to the next person. 3) We will meet from 6.30pm onwards. You should get yourself a drink and also any food from the bar downstairs before you get upstairs. (Or you will have to walk back down later) 4) The Speed friending part will start exactly at 7:30 pm onwards and continue till about 9:30 pm with a couple of comfort breaks. (If you are late then you can join the speed networking but you may not be able to meet as many people as you may have otherwise). 5) You can contact Joanna on[masked] on the day if you have any problem finding our room. (Booked for Joanna / Meetup) 6) Please be aware that over 75% of attendees are attending for the first time and over 95% of attendees come alone. You will not be alone. Anna and Joanna will welcome you and help you get comfortable. -------------------- EVENT COST: Tickets in advance: (Please click the Eventbrite link below) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/21-to-35-speed-friending-no-pressure-way-to-make-new-friends-rapidly-tickets-47982836957 First 20 tickets - £ 5 each (plus charges) Next 20 tickets - £10 each (plus charges) CASH at the door on the day-£ 15 each -------------------------- This meetup is organized with www.connectwithlocals.com. Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

Jewel Piccadilly

4-6 Glasshouse Street London W1B 5DQ · London

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There is nothing better than internationals, expatriates and locals interacting and socialising together. It allows for interesting conversations and very exotic experiences.

There are so many singles groups on here! Most of them seem to want to arrange speed dating and lock and key events which take away from ones natural confidence and creativity. Groups seem to be so large as to be overwhelming! This is the group for those who would like to meet confident, creative, adventurous and well travelled people who are fun and easy to get along with. Join us and in time we will have a fabulous group and great friends.

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