What we're about

This community is designed for singles of all ages (straight or gay) who prefer getting "real” with people at a level deeper than small talk.

Our meet-ups will utilize the tools of Authentic Relating, a profound and playful way to experience meaningful connection with others.

If you're wanting to break through ordinary patterns of communication, experiment with new ways of interacting, and "see" one another in ways that go beyond what is usually experienced in singles gatherings, this group is for you!

For a glimpse into what Authentic Relating can look like in general, check out the following article from The Atlantic:
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/11/the-club-where-you-bare-your-soul-to-strangers/545786/

Upcoming events (2)

Real Life Dating: A Guided Singles Event (For ages 30-55)

Close the dating apps... Put down your smart phones... Join us for fun face-to-face connection with other singles. We will guide this group of single men & women through a series of activities that were purposefully designed to skip the small talk and dive into more meaningful interactions. You'll have an opportunity to connect with everyone in the room by the end of the night and we'll even handle passing along your contact information to those of your choosing. This particular event has the recommended age range of 30-55. BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-life-dating-a-guided-singles-event-for-ages-30-55-tickets-60080017951 **Note: Please arrive between 7-7:15pm. The facilitated portion of this event starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you arrive after this point, we cannot guarentee entry. ** FAQs -What should I wear? We recommend casual/dressy attire. Choose something that you can comfortably stand and move while wearing. Use the same grooming and hygiene that you would for a first date. We request no strong scents be used. Please note: depending on the venue, we may ask you to remove your shoes. -How many people will be there? Our events typically have about 10-20 men and 10-20 women. We do our best to keep our events gender balanced. -Do I have to be single to attend? No, but you do have to be available for dating (i.e. if you are currently in a monogamous relationship, it would not be appropriate for you to attend). -Is this Speed Dating? While it shares some characteristics of speed dating, we find our events to be very different. You'll have the ability to meet several people in one evening and the encounters will be facilitated so that you're not left to have "where are you from" or "what do you do" kind of conversations. You will tell us who you'd like to connect with further, and we will pass along your contact information to them. -What kind of activities will we be doing? The activities will include a variety of things such as verbal sharing, inner reflection, and light movement. You are invited to participate in as much or as little as feels comfortable. -What if I don't want to do an activity? Everything we do here is completely voluntary. We expect that you to honor yourself by either modifying the activity or opting out completely depending on what feels comfortable to you and others you are interacting with. -What is your refund/cancelation policy? We offer full refunds up to 7 days before the event. Tickets are not transferable. Please do not sell/give your ticket to someone else as it will create issues with matching. BUY TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-life-dating-a-guided-singles-event-for-ages-30-55-tickets-60080017951

An Afternoon of Authentic Relating (for singles and non-singles)

Skip the small talk and dive into meaningful human connection with Authentic Relating. Join Rachel and Lael for a playful and nourishing afternoon of Authentic Relating. AR events are a collection of facilitator-led exercises designed to develop a deeper understanding of one another. Advance Sale Price: $30 (through 4/28/19) Regular Price: $40 Reserve your spot now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-of-authentic-relating-a-practice-in-vulnerability-tickets-59174122393 Note: Please arrive by 12:45pm, the event will begin promptly at 1pm after which point, entry cannot be guaranteed. ** What is Authentic Relating (AR)? AR is a collection of guided activities designed for us to develop a deeper connection with & greater understanding of one another. We have skillfully crafted this event to invite you to: Challenge your social patterns Explore new ways of being with one another Co-Create meaningful interactions Be Reminded of our fundamental similarity: being human Warning! Side effects of practicing Authentic Relating may include: Increased Empathy Emotional Intelligence Heightened Self Awareness Listening Skills Piqued Curiosity Greater Joy Playfulness Attendees have said... "[Authentic relating] is a great way to replace the very superficial rhythm of everyday life with something far more fulfilling and genuine." "[We] found ourselves surprised & richly rewarded for attending." To learn more about Authentic Relating check out this Article in the Atlantic Monthly: https://www.letsbeauthentic.com/community-links/the-club-where-you-bare-your-soul-to-strangers *** RACHEL WHITWORTH is the founder and lead facilitator or Let's Be Authentic, an organization devoted to offering Authentic Relating events of all types throughout the Philly area. Ever since being introduced to Authentic Relating, she has been inspired to share this work with others, with a desire to deepen the way we all connect with one another. With a love of psychology and meditation along with a background in improv comedy, she brings a powerful mix of creativity, laughter and presence to her events. LAEL RASCH is a Life, Intimacy and Relationship Coach at Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary. She offers private coaching and facilitates ongoing events and workshops in the Phoenixville, Main Line and Philadelphia Areas on Authentic Relating, Compassionate Communication, Conscious Connection, and Sacred Sexuality. Lael and Rachel's events welcome people of all races, genders, orientations, identities, and backgrounds.

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