How to Organize Events for Singles

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A singles event should include lots of "ice breakers."
A singles event should include lots of "ice breakers." (Image: people at the party image by NiDerLander from Fotolia.com)

Organizing a singles event takes a bit more strategy than most get-togethers. The goal of such an event is to help people meet someone new, and to give everyone a chance to talk and connect meaningfully with other singles. Singles events should include interactive activities that facilitate conversation, as well as a balanced crowd of men and women.

Things You'll Need

  • Board games
  • Name tags
  • Party food
  • Pens and paper

Plan for the event to occur in the middle of the week. This way, if some singles connect at your party, they will have the weekend free to plan a date.

Invite an equal number of single men and women. Whether you send invitations online or on paper, encourage everyone to R.S.V.P. Invite additional people as necessary.

Play upbeat music at a low volume to keep spirits up without drowning out conversation.

Decorate the party venue with lots of conversation pieces, e.g. artwork, fun toys and picture books.

Strategically lay out paper and pens around the party room so that singles will be able to exchange contact information.

Write name tags for each of your guests and have them wear the tags during the party.

Greet each guest as he/she arrives, and introduce him/her to a few people you think he/she would like.

Set up a few games that facilitate intellectual and/or physical interaction, such as Risk, Twister, Monopoly and Scrabble. Avoid video games, since players will stare at a screen rather than look at other players.

Set up some interactive food, such as make-your-own tacos, sundaes, and so on. In addition, place trays of food all around the room. This will provide conversation fodder for your guests.

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