It Takes 2 (or more?)--Chicago Area Singles Learn To Socialize Before Dating

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Multiple social meetings are now a precursor to dating in the Chicago area. Local singles groups like Intro2Singles™ are helping people make it happen.

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The Chicago singles scene is shifting from speed to need as singles group participants settle into the swing of things. Crazes like "the speed date" (Taste and Date) and other fast-paced singles-group activities are being visited multiple times. But now it's not just to meet another person--instead people are attending these events to meet that person again in a safe environment. It's a trend that many singles groups are happy to participate in. Even if it's love at first sight, sometimes a second meeting can make all the difference.

Singles group entrepreneurs, like Christa Thomas (from are watching closely as the sparks fly at their own singles events.

"Over the past two years our singles events have had multiple return guests. At first this was an occurrence that had me worried. I'm primarily an event planner so I can understand why they would want to attend our exciting events multiple times. But the match-maker side of me made me wonder why they've been returning (sometimes in pairs) rather than simply dating outside Intro2™."

Who knew? But it is now quite obvious these singles events are the perfect place to not only meet Mr. or Ms. Right, but to also confirm the connection, or simply learn how to socialize with that person before taking the dating plunge. Christa sums it by emphasizing that "There's no better, safer, or more entertaining way to make sure your match is truly a match."

Karen T. (soon to be Karen P.) is one of Intro2's multi-event attending clients. Her Intro2 love match is one of many that Christa is definitely proud of.

"We connected on the night of the photo-shoot..." said Karen, "but I didn't realize how much until the Birthday Bash," where they met for the fourth time a few weeks later. Sure, the first event brought Karen T. and new fiancé Brian P. together. But it was the fourth meeting that really sealed the deal. Today they are scheduled for an October wedding and we can be very sure that Intro2 will be toasting them at events to come.

So, as Chicago area singles start to abandon the one-night-stand approach to singles events, they too may soon find themselves--like Karen and Brian--making the big leap into dating. It's a multi-faceted, and now increasingly popular way to get into the Chicago area dating scene without risk.

Try it for yourself by attending your first event on Tuesday, March 13th. The Intro2Singles 2nd Anniversary "Taste and Date" event promises to be a blast for all. 7PM at the Villa Verone in Geneva, Illinois. All ages above 21 are welcome. Register Online HERE!

For more information on Chicago area dating and Intro2Singles visit or contact Christa Thomas at 630-845-8684

Christa Thomas is an established expert on singles and dating in the Chicago area. She has appeared as a guest on Dr. Laura Berman's WCKG radio show and is herself a single parent. She is a member of Geneva Illinois' "Geneva Women in Business", and the Fox valley Tri-Delta Alumni Group. Currently Christa Thomas also writes for "The Single Edge" where you may read her premier article in the March issue. With a past that includes HR experience as a recruiter and staffing agency business owner, she continues to lead her singles event group, Intro2™, down a path of success for her clients and herself. As a member of the "International Association of Relationship Research" (IARR) out of Purdue University, she applies the latest relationship building techniques to her events while hopefully making a few meaningful connections.

Intro2Singles is a Chicago area group dating and event planning service with emphasis on creating environments that encourage introductions and interaction. Events planned include "Cocktails", "Bring your Buddy" Mixers, "Trivia / Game Night", "Rotating Dinner Events", "Adventure Bound", and the 3-minute "Taste and Date" appetizer dating parties. These speed dating events include 4-5 tasting portions of the venues most popular menu items and discounted drink specials. Intro2 is always looking for new hot locations to hold events: click here to suggest an event or activity

To attend the March 13th "Intro2singles™ Anniversary Taste and Date" at the Villa Verone use the RSVP button on the event calendar or call Intro2Singles directly at 630-845-8684


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