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Single people meet, fun ensues

The Atlanta Film Festival kept me pretty busy but on one of the evenings I managed to squeeze in a singles event.  I got word via my Twitter pal, “Alone in Atlanta” that there was a very cool “sexy scavenger hunt” going down.   I arrived a pinch late  but as soon as I got there I was immediately impressed. First off, it was at the Chocolate Bar. You can’t go wrong there!

When I scanned the crowd I found that everyone was smiling (yes lovely Ladies smiling too) and laid back. A really great vibe!  I checked in and stuck a name badge on and headed to the counter to try a cocktail.  The organizers had everyone participate in a really fun ice breaker game.  You had no choice but to mix and mingle but it was never awkward.

I asked a couple of attendees if they enjoyed the event and everyone I spoke to said they did. The ages ranged from 25 to um my age *cough* and it seemed to mesh well.  Ms. Manson said that this was her second event like this and the first event had a perfect mix of men and women.  I noticed this night the numbers were pretty balanced as well.

I’ve been to speed dating, lock and key parties, and other mixers before but there always seemed to be something annoying about them!  This event felt totally fun, and dare I say organic and natural. Maybe it was the chocolate? Who knows!  How often do you get out to events designed specifically for singles? Does it make you uncomfortable to attend?  Have you ever gone to a singles mixer or party and met some really great prospects?

I believe you have to find ways to mix and mingle so that you don’t feel like you are in a meat market.  The best part of the Hidden Agenda event was that we had the NFL draft on the TV, the scavenger hunt, and a really sexy, fun group of singles just hanging out.  I am sure there were some matches made but that wasn’t the only focus.  It was about being out and about and positioning yourself to have a good time and maybe get some new friends out of it.  That’s win-win in my book!

If you want to get out of the house this evening, I hear there is a really nice Singles Wine Tasting event going on at the High Museum!

335 comments Add your comment

Dan

April 30th, 2010
8:43 am

Good morning,

“singles” parties always reeked of desperation to me, as if somehow people had to create a reason to be together because they’re single. If what you say is true WD it sounds like a fun and organic event that caters to ’singles’ (irony that single is pluralized).

Though I’ve never been to one of these events, it sounds like fun. Glad you had a good time, and thanks for the heads up.

Leggs

April 30th, 2010
8:46 am

Good morning, everyone!

@Dan ~ I was hoping I would be first this morning. Bah Humbug!!!

Kym--still dancing.

April 30th, 2010
8:55 am

Good Morning All,

I shall agree with Dan today. While I have gone to Playdate I have never been very big on singles mixers. I don’t like the idea of hanging out looking thirsty. Maybe the mixing and mingle could be apart of my problem, but I can’t really see myself doing anything like that. But it sounds like you had a blast Wisey..and hey if you like it. I love it.

Trevor0529 - surviving a long ass week

April 30th, 2010
8:55 am

Good Morning,

I have never been to a singles mixer or event…yet. I get the impression that the age range at these events would be 25-40. Am I wrong in this assumption??

mytw♥cents

April 30th, 2010
8:56 am

Soooo idid I mis where WD actually said what the events of the evening were? Maybe the moral of the story is just to mixnminglecuzyasingle… So noted.

Have a Fun & Flirty Friday, y’all!

It's me....lurker

April 30th, 2010
8:56 am

Poor little Halle Berry…just can’t get it to stick

Trevor0529 - surviving a long ass week

April 30th, 2010
9:02 am

Halle is single!! Yesss!! I got a shot now.
:lol:

Leggs

April 30th, 2010
9:03 am

What’s going on with Halle?

@Kym ~ Have you ever wondered if the majority of the people at these events are really single? Seems like it’s an easier market where wolfs can prey while keeping their fangs hidden.

DreamsMaterialize

April 30th, 2010
9:11 am

Morning
I just go to events that are fun and interesting to me. I like wine, so I’ll check out a wine tasting, whether they put the “singles” in front of it or not. I’m all for people pursuing happiness, so if going to events designated for singles increases the chances of that happening, then I’m in your corner like Mickey (from Rocky). lol

Kym--still dancing.

April 30th, 2010
9:13 am

@Leggs..The one event I went to Playdate..I don’t remember seeing any married guys. But I wouldn’t put anything pass them giving it a shot.

SlimOne..aka Slow wind fa me

April 30th, 2010
9:20 am

Morning Peeps! :-D

SlimOne..aka Slow wine fa me

April 30th, 2010
9:22 am

I haven’t really seeked out “Singles events”…I just go where ever I end up with the intention to have a good time, whether I meet someone or not.

Professor

April 30th, 2010
9:31 am

Hola!

I am like DreamsM I go because I have interest in the event. For some reason, I cannot bring myself to go to an event just because I am single in hopes of finding a date. I like having fun and doing things that interest me.

Leggs

April 30th, 2010
9:36 am

@ARed ~ I see you won. :lol:

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:36 am

Happy Friday!

Let’s see…I’ve done PlayDate. I really didn’t know it was a “singles” event. My girlfriends and I sat talking to a group of married guys for hours during a PlayDate event. It was fun picking their brains.

I’ve done speed dating…not intentionally though. I was at a lounge and there was speed dating in the other room. The hostess was not please with the “types” of women who were signing up and begged me to join. It was fun. I like to talk and I like to see what drives people.

Am I opposed to singles events? Absolutely not. I am single and don’t shy away from that. There is this group “Events and Adventures” that I wanted to join. It was just too costly. But there are things I like to do such as snowboarding that I find that folks here in the south “don’t do.” :roll: You can’t do everything solo. Well, I guess you can, but I don’t want to. :lol:

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:37 am

@ARed ~ I see you won.

:lol: Leggs, remember I usually don’t get off work til 6! :lol:

Professor

April 30th, 2010
9:38 am

@Leggs I never really thought about how many of the folks there are really single, but now that you mentioned it I can see a little bit of that going on. Plus I am a bit tainted this morning after seeing a portion of the interview with Edwards’ mistress. LOL

Kym--still dancing.

April 30th, 2010
9:41 am

ARed there is a ski club right here in the Atl. That welcomes and wants folks from the South to come learn and explore skiing and snowboarding. Its call Southern Snowseekers. I went to an event with them because I had a interest in learning about skiing. I was planning to go on one of their family outings but bowed out because of the house. They have mixers and do alot of fun out door activities.

SexyCool

April 30th, 2010
9:42 am

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:42 am

Kym – Thanks. I know all about the Snow Seekers. :)

Kym--still dancing.

April 30th, 2010
9:42 am

Hey speaking of cheating.. Why didn’t one of you jokers(men folks) tell me Tiki Barber had left his very preggie wife for a intern. Now I know I was all caught up in the Draft..but I am wondering how I missed that.

Raqi

April 30th, 2010
9:43 am

Well while I am not single I am going dancing tonight. Later this afternoon I will be on a mission to find a new dancing dress. When I asked what type of dancing he said “Swing dancing / big band”.

Sounds like a very promising evening mainly because you don’t hear of two many youngsters swing dancing so I expect the crowd to be “of age”. Closer to my age.

The last time we went dancing we went to…danggit what’s the name of that place?…uh, whatever, but yeah, the crowd turned out to be a little rowdier than what we like to mix in.

He didn’t say where the place is located that we are going tonight, he just told me to go out and buy myself a good dancing dress and shoes and be prepared for a full great evening of being swept off my feet.

Couples go out, have fun together. LOL Just messing with ya.

Kym--still dancing.

April 30th, 2010
9:43 am

@AmazonR.. you welcome. They seemed like a pretty fun group.

SexyCool

April 30th, 2010
9:45 am

I used to hang out with the Southern Snowseekers regularly. They always have something going on. I was even in their bowling league one year. As a matter of fact, I think The Truth was a part of that group.

Never did ski with ‘em.

Singles events? Never intentionally sought one out – unless you count the Singles Ministry at a church that I used to attend and even with that, I never went to an event with them. I used to just hang around for the meetings that they would have right after service was over.

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:47 am

Why didn’t one of you jokers(men folks) tell me Tiki Barber had left his very preggie wife for a intern.

Kym – I thought it would stay in the headlines longer than it did. The wife is having twins too! :shock:

That intern must have some platinum _________ ! :lol:

czBrat...thinking of pulling a Halle

April 30th, 2010
9:47 am

GM All!!
HiYa Leggs! Hola Profesora!

i’m feeling DreamsM post this morning. it’s about getting out and doing what you enjoy. there are bound to be singles (or wannabe singles) in every crowd, so lightning could strike anytime anywhere.

ARed, i’ve heard a lot of good things about that group. same issue for me though; their excursions were over my budget :(

It's me....lurker

April 30th, 2010
9:48 am

Leggs – seems Halle is headed for divorce court again. Okay, I’m starting…okay always have….chalked it up to her and having issues. She’s tried all flavors and still missing the mark.

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:49 am

How can Halle be headed for divorce court when she’s not married :?:

It's me....lurker

April 30th, 2010
9:49 am

That intern must have some platinum _________ !

Just nu nu to him him…I doubt platinum though.

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:51 am

Raqi – I hope you and hubby have a great time!

I love to dance. My parents never went dancing because my dad doesn’t dance. My mother told me to get two things when I get married 1) and engagement ring and 2) a man who loves to dance!

The current’s parents still go out on dancing dates. They are super cute! Fortunately, the dancing bug has rubbed off on the current. We’ll tear up the floor!

Leggs

April 30th, 2010
9:53 am

@ARed ~ I remembered that. However, we never know when the blog is closing anymore. Use to be it slammed its doors shut approx. 5:00!

czBrat is in the house….buenos dias!

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
9:54 am

I remembered that. However, we never know when the blog is closing anymore. Use to be it slammed its doors shut approx. 5:00!

Leggs – I guess we finally got off probation! :lol:

SexyCool

April 30th, 2010
9:56 am

The actual blog closing time depends on Wise’s schedule. If she is somewhere that she can close it at that time, she does.

Leggs - Scarred (8 Months and No Change)

April 30th, 2010
9:57 am

ARed ~ I agree with your mother on the dancing part.

Melo

April 30th, 2010
9:57 am

I told ya long back, that Halle heiffer s’got huge issues….

Now u know!
black,white it dont matter… !

Professor

April 30th, 2010
9:58 am

Hey czBrat! BTW I will be taking you advice again this weekend I have a fun and busy schedule planned…I am not going to let the rain stop me.

Leggs - Scarred (8 Months and No Change)

April 30th, 2010
9:59 am

@SexyC ~ guess she got reprimanded with Blogsville was robbed. Hasn’t been opened that late since. :lol: :lol:

i'm swiss

April 30th, 2010
10:00 am

Morning, all…

The Matterhorn used to do back flips over Halle Berry, but ever since I saw her all butt nekkid with Billy Bob in Monster’s Ball, it just sort of took a little of the shine off… :lol: That’s not a visual I could ever get out of my head… :lol:

SexyCool

April 30th, 2010
10:00 am

Scarred (8 Months and No Change)?

What does that mean?

Leggs - Scarred (8 Months and No Change)

April 30th, 2010
10:00 am

If you click on the story on Halle Berry, there’s a blog discussion that’s somewhat funny!

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
10:00 am

Yeah, most other blogs don’t close at all on AJC. If the fury was still flying at 5 pm, it be more imperative to close it. Closing it now isn’t high on Wise’s list cuz there isn’t much going on on here at 5 anyway.

AmazonRed™

April 30th, 2010
10:02 am

Halle got her baby, that’s all she wanted from a man anyway. She probably wanted another and that model wasn’t really trying to do all that.

SexyCool

April 30th, 2010
10:03 am

As to Halle, I wish her the best.

I don’t think she is any more flawed than most of us. She is not the only woman who has had unsuccessful relationships. Some relationships just don’t work out. Her’s just happen to be in the public eye.

C’est la vie.

love40

April 30th, 2010
10:07 am

i attended both hidden agenda events and had a blast. although billed as a “singles” event, it felt very relaxed. getting to talk to people while filling out my scavenger hunt form was fun. i know for sure i’ll go to the next one (heard it’s on the 20th) because it’s pretty much guaranteed that i’ll get a good drink, have a tasty piece of chocolate, and have a few laughs and good conversation with other attendees.

Leggs - Scarred (8 Months and No Change)

April 30th, 2010
10:07 am

@SexyC ~ I had a bad accident in my bathroom a while back where the cabinet under my sink was off its hinge. Went to close it to go downstairs to get a screwdriver; however, I didn’t realize it slowly opened back up and I fell over the door. It completely came off its hinge and the point of the door did some damange. Sounds painful, yes indeed. Thought the bleeding would never stop. Had to go to the hospital. Been putting ointment on it, but not much of a change in the scarring!

As have been proven, most accidents occur in the home!

SexyCool

April 30th, 2010
10:10 am

LOL!
Good to know that it is *far* less serious than it first read.

Melo

April 30th, 2010
10:11 am

Halle is 43 and he is 34..that was a given!

they typically dont last that long when the age difference is that huge…..

He wanted to test a cougar,now the thrill is gone,back to his age range! :lol:

Raqi

April 30th, 2010
10:11 am

Amazon, yeah being that we both like to go out dancing sometimes is a plus. I’m kinda hyped looking forward to going out tonight. Chance of rain and all.

SlimOne..aka Slow wine fa me

April 30th, 2010
10:12 am

i’m swiss (re: 10:00) “Make me feellll gooood!” (said while dry humping the air)

Raqi

April 30th, 2010
10:14 am

Leggs, have you been putting cocoa butter or something on it. Mederma works pretty good. Try that.