One thing we can all agree on is that dating events are not what they used to be. Speed dating is a thing of the past and we’re not sad about it. They say things only get better with time, and genuinely for singles events this has come true.
The Inner Circle are the brains behind this, they’ve shaken up the dating industry as a whole, and with it brought some pretty epic singles events. Their most recent success was at Tramp, and was a night of live music, cocktails, canapés and plenty of mingling. They booked out the whole of the downstairs, including the dance floor where local singer Acantha Lang and her band kept people moving all night long. The bar served endless delicious cocktails, and the infamous venue provided the perfect backdrop for mixing and meeting into the early hours.
“It feels safe” said one attendee. “It’s like any other night out, except you can flirt with anyone because you know everyone there is single. Plus, because of the whole screening thing, everyone there is actually nice! I came with my friend who’s not on the app and by the end of the night she was downloading it to try and find some guy she met!”
The Inner Circle has powered through the past year with a renewed focus on these events. They believe people should meet in real life, and their parties have long been a favourite feature among members. The result? Dating events at cool bars, with non-gimmicky ice-breaking entertainment, and singles that actually talk to you.
The app built a name for itself by its online-to-offline focus, where each feature has been specifically built to get you off your phone and meeting in real life as soon as possible. First, the screening process, where a team of people check each profile to make sure they’re a real person and genuinely looking to date. This is then mixed with features like “Spots” (which shows the best places to go for a date in your city) and “Who’s Up For” (which lets you post status style updates to catch other singles attention), and most importantly with industry leading events. They’re fast expanding the type of events they organise too, with dinner parties, cocktail masterclasses and even festivals popping up over the next few months in cities all over the world.
The Inner Circle run these events every month globally, from rooftops to the kind of bars you’ve always wanted to go but never knew how to find. You can score yourself tickets (and take one step closer to actually meeting someone IRL) by doing the following:
2) See when the next event is and grab a ticket while you can
3) Show up, and prepare to be swept off your feet