What we're about

We organize a large singles party just about every week of the year, all over the Bay Area! We do dance parties, cocktail parties, wine tastings, speakers, holiday parties, and much more... Our larger parties, at major hotels, attract 400 or more. We also do more intimate gatherings of just a few dozen friendly singles. We are NOT a dating site.

All of our 55 parties a year all over the Bay Area benefit The Seva Foundation, http://www.seva.org , located in Berkeley CA, to restore sight to the blind. All of us who work at the parties are volunteers. Every $50 we raise allows Seva to finance a cataract surgery in one of the poor countries of the world! Please spread the word to all of your single friends so that together we can help 15 million people who need this operation to regain their sight.

DISCOUNTS for our larger parties are available on our main website, http://www.thepartyhotline.com .

Upcoming events (5)

InterRacial/InterEthnic Speed Dating Online Party!

Online event

$20.00

Are you open to dating someone with a different racial or ethnic background? Our ONLINE parties, using Zoom, are the safe and fun way to meet new friends during the pandemic! $20/prepaid, using your credit card. Saturday, May 30, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm. MORE PARTIES at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All parties are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Saturday, May 16 - Advanced Degrees Speed Dating. Saturday, May 23 - Dating Outside the Box (dating people who are in a different age or financial group than yourself). Saturday, May 30 - InterRacial & InterEthnic Speed Dating PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs do NOT guarantee a spot. You have to prepay by credit card in order to attend all events. Also please note that the number of people who RSVP on this meetup doesn't reflect all who have registered or will be attending. We promote our events through numerous singles meetups and dozens of major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Yahoo, Google, etc., plus email blasts to over 100,000 Bay Area singles.

Find Love During the Pandemic!

Online event

$249.00

Renowned Dating Coach Heidi Krantz presents “Plan for Love: A Group Coaching Program for Dating Transformation,” during four fun interactive online video seminars on four Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm PDT, beginning on June 9, 2020. She is also presenting the same seminars on four Mondays, 6:30-8pm EDT, beginning on June 8, 2020. Adults of all ages are welcome. These sessions, using Zoom technology, allow you to interact with one another in a safe environment, while you learn valuable dating skills that will outlast the current pandemic. Her system allows you to bring love into your life, even while social distancing. YOU will learn success strategies for: Session #1: Developing your plan and creating your vision Session #2: Confidence building and maximizing your online/video dating experience Session #3: Effective communication, honing your judgment, and setting boundaries Session #4: Assessing how your energy comes across and how to take it to the next level of appeal The cost is $249 for the entire series. Choose either the four Tuesdays or the four Mondays. PREPAY FOR EVENTS at www.thepartyhotline.com. CLICK on the date(s) you want to attend. RSVPs don’t count; you have to prepay in order to participate. Each group is limited to 12 single professionals. 4 Mondays, beginning June 8 – Plan for Love: A Group Coaching Program for Dating Transformation 4 Tuesdays, beginning June 9 – Plan for Love: A Group Coaching Program for Dating Transformation Co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. All events are fundraisers for The Seva Foundation, www.seva.org, to restore sight to the blind. Heidi Krantz is a Certified Professional Coach with specialties in dating, divorce, and interpersonal communication. She is the founder of Reinvention Life Coaching, a published author, and a well-known speaker. She has been featured in numerous TV appearances. She is the Founding Director of the National Association for Divorce Professionals (NADP), Long Island Chapter. ONLINE SPEED DATING PARTIES: Saturday, May 23 - Dating Outside the Box (dating people who are in a different age or financial group than yourself). Saturday, May 30 - InterRacial & InterEthnic Speed Dating

Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! OMG your bucket list fulfilled!

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This is definitely a bucket list type adventure. It is also tempered with safety and do-ability. This event embodies adventure and the romance of traveling to far off places. First of all, . . . this is NOT going up to the top of Everest (29,000). This is going to Everest Base Camp (17,600) also called EBC. Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'. With all that said . . . this is VERY doable at any age. You do not need to be a marathon runner. The truth is if you can manage walking 3-6 hours a day, up and down a hill, while carrying a light pack, you will be OK! Professional guides and Porters to carry your gear are included. All that is left for you to carry is your water, snacks and camera. But I don't have the needed gear?! Our trip includes providing you with a North Face sleeping bag and parka, rated to -4F. As well as walking poles. So you don't have to buy them or pack in your suitcase. Does this include food? Yes. This includes meals. What is lodging like? Are we sleeping in tents? No. We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have bed in a shared room with roommate (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on this trip. We will pair up everybody. What if I get sick or hurt. By the way . . . how dangerous is this? This is NOT the summiting Everest with people dying from bad choices. We will be walking on an established, well used trail the entire time, and NOT on snow or ice. Stats from past years show that 30,000 people a year do the EBC trek. With all that said, . . . Our trip INCLUDES emergency insurance. For instance: this will cover a helicopter if needed. Plain and simple, safety is our primary goal. We will have an experienced guide and porters, and Anna and I will be along the entire way too. OK. How much does this cost? INCLUDING AIR departing from LA the TOTAL cost is: 18 days for ONLY $3,480 (this includes air!) If you want a breakdown to try and find a better flight, OR if you wish to use miles, OR if you wish to upgrade your flight, OR you are not flying out of LA Everest Base Camp Trip $2,290 (15 Day, land only) The (group) air portion $1,190 (departure LA) Non-Refundable Deposit of $250 to hold your place by Jan 15th. Balance due by Feb 18th There is not enough room on meetup to post the full detailed day to day itinerary. More is available upon request If you have any questions call 8I8 52I 48I9, or RSVP, or PM or post a comment. Apr 18th Depart 6:30PM Apr 19th Flight time across time zones Apr 20th Arrival in Kathmandu 10:30 AM(4,377') Night at hotel Apr 21st Scenic flight to Lukla (9,383')(45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (8700/4-5 hrs/5mi Apr 22nd Trek to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi) Apr 23rd Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Syanboche (12,575') Apr 24th Trek to Tengboche (12,664'/5-6 hrs/6.2mi) Apr 25th Trek to Dingboche (14,469'/5-6 hrs/5mi) Apr 26th Acclimatization day. Day Hike to Nagarjun Hills (16,676'/2 hrs) Apr 27th Trek to Lobuche (16,207'/ 5-6 hrs trekking/4.4mi) Apr 28th Lobuche to Gorakshep (16,942')- Everest Base Camp (17,600') (Everest summit is 29,029') and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hrs/9.3mi) Apr 29th Gorakshep to Kalapathar (18,514') and trek to Pheriche (14,340'/ 6-7 hrs/9.3mi) Apr 30th Trek back to Namche Bazar (11,286'/5-6 hrs/9.3mi) May 1st Trek to Lukla (9,383'/6-7 hrs trek/5.6mi) May 2nd Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping May 3rd Contingency Day May 4th Drive to Kathmandu airport (20-30 minutes’ drive) and fly back to the home. May 5 Arrive LAX Apprx 5PM This is the adventure of a lifetime. It is done in a safe manner and includes lots with no surprises. For a compete list of what is included, and what is not included AND/OR for a Detailed Daily Itinerary and detailed packing list: RSVP, PM or post in the comments. Note correct end date May 5th not May 1st. Meetup limits event posts 14 days max https://tr.im/MoreToExplore https://tr.im/BaseCampEverest

St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow Wieliczka: Epic Eastern Train Adventure!!!

San Francisco International Airport

Let's make a plan to get out of town and Meetup!! This trip is an AMAZING Eastern European journey. It has all the best elements. The basic thumbnails are St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow and Wieliczka. We will be visiting at the top of summer - a time called "White Nights" The sun never really sets. It's amazing!!! Add to this: We will be taking Night Trains from St Petersburg to Moscow and then from Moscow to Warsaw. This brings in the romance train travel of a bygone era. We start in St Petersburg. A city dripping with history. First of all . . .there is the Hermitage. And there is the rest of the amazing city too (rsvp or message us to find out city options) After our time in St Petersburg we travel by night train to Moscow. In Moscow we will have two full days to soak in the city with guided tours. (rsvp or message us to find out city specifics) After our fill of Moscow we make our way by Night Train to Warsaw. If you don't know much about Warsaw . . . you will, after we get there. It is truly a historic city. (rsvp or message us to find out city options) We continue to Krakow. This may very well be the gem of the entire trip. From Krakow we do take a day trip to Wieliczka. This is NOT to be missed. Here are links that give a small taste of each place "White Nights https://tr.im/WhiteNightsVid St Petersburg https://tr.im/StPetersburgVid Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowVid (this underplays what is there) Karkow https://tr.im/KrakowVid1 and https://tr.im/KrakowVid2 Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawVid Wieliczka https://tr.im/WieliczkaVid Itinerary Day 0 Jun 17 Departure to St Petersburg Day 1 Jun 18 Arrival. Sit down kickoff dinner (included) Hotel Petro Palace Day 2 Jun 19 First day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Lunch Included in tour. Hotel Petro Palace Day 3 Jun 20 Second day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Night Train St Pete/Moscow Day 4 Jun 21 Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Sit down dinner (included) Hotel Metropol Moscow Day 5 Jun 22 Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Night Train Moscow/Warsaw Day 6 Jun 23 Warsaw Hop-on, Hop-off Tour. Sit down dinner (included) Hotel Bellotto Day 7 Jun 24 Day at leisure to explore (night in) Hotel Bellotto Day 8 Jun 25 Warsaw to Krakow with sightseeing on the way. Extra stop Monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, home to the Black Madonna painting. Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 9, Jun 26 Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow (Lunch included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 10 Jun 27 Farewell Dinner (included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 11 Jun 28 Flight Home Add to all of this . . . we will be staying in 5 star hotels that are in the heart of the city and in the center of all the sights and culture. Hotels St Petersbug https://tr.im/StPetersburgHotel Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowHotel Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawHotel1 or https://tr.im/WarsawHotel2 Krakow https://tr.im/KrakowHotel This event is cross-posted to several like-minded groups. The main group coordinating is https://tr.im/MoreToExplore Total cost is $2,990. Per person, Double Occupancy. We will provide roommate matching. Solo Room supplement is $1,100 (if you want the hotel room and train cabin to yourself) Round trip air is not included. This is the "land" portion cost. Deposit of $500.00 to secure your place ASAP. Deposit refundable up to 90 days prior to departure. Balance due no later than April 17, 2020. We will walk you thru obtaining a Russian Visa. There is an additional cost. Here are other upcoming events: May 15 Ensenada Weekend Cruise https://tr.im/Ensenada Apr 18 Everest Base Camp https://tr.im/BaseCampEverest Sep 18 Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul https://tr.im/OrientExpress2020 May 8 Sequoia National Park https://tr.im/SequoiaCamping May 22 Yosemite Memorial Day Weekend https://tr.im/YosemiteCamping Jul 2 July 4th Weekend: Big Pine Lakes https://tr.im/July4thCamping

Past events (162)

Dating Outside the Box - Online Speed Dating Party!

Online event

$20.00

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