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Chicago, IL Definitely a fun Friday night out with girlfriends. I went to their latest party at the Joynt. There was a nice mix of age ranges and the male to female ratio was pretty good. The nuts and bolt concept made for a good ice breaker. But I'm jumping ahead. Never been to a speed dating event? Overall, I would give the experience I had with Mingle Around three stars.
Not something I would probably do again, but worth doing once. If you have done speed dating before, hopefully my review helps!
The venue was nice and casual. The event said apps, which turned out to be a plate of quesadillas and some chips and guac in a corner bummer. The seating was in a great space set up for the dates and the host was very helpful. On to the men! Three men didn't show up, so I only met six people. One was too drunk to figure out how to walk the tables, one was a 21 year old kid that lived with his parents and another didn't speak English very well.
Out of the three viable dudes, no one really struck a spark. For the price, I can think of plenty of other ways to expose yourself to eligible bachelors join a gym, a meetup. On another constructive criticism note, I was left at the end of the night with a weirdo at my table.
Our host gave us a few minutes to finish up our notes All I wanted to do was get up and leave, but had to wait until it was socially acceptable to do so.
Very uncomfortable if the last date of the night was an awkward one. Only 6 potential dates were there. I then found out that one of them was the boyfriend of the girl who ran it. I asked for a refund, and still have not heard back. I will never go to another event. I signed up for an event that got cancelled and never received a refund. We were given the option of a refund in the cancellation email.
I reached out to Jill the organizer several times via emails but received no response whatsoever. I then spoke to her in person but there still has been no action. I must say this has never happened to me in the past! I am amazed at how efficient the process is in getting you to sign up for events through various channels: She should be following up with me instead to make sure I get the refund, but the level of apathy is staggering and this is a violation of business ethics.
Since I have a busy schedule and I do not have time to pursue this any further, I am posting this feedback to warn others to be wary of signing up for an event, in case you ever need a refund, you may never get it!
I wasn't sure what to expect but I went by myself anyway and the people there were great! It was a lot of fun coming up with sexual innuendos for the nuts and bolts "screwing" together. The jokes were endless. The people were friendly, it was a great location, and it was generally just a cool way to meet some other single people of all ages in Chicago! I will probably go back to the next one and maybe bring some single girlfriends to try it out!
These events are always a lot of fun! I've met some rather cool people at these events. I can't wait till the next one. I haven't gotten the results back yet! One con that I have to mention is the fact that an overwhelming majority of the men were short. That's not a bad thing in general, but for a girl who is 5'9", that's not exactly ideal. But even if I don't find my next boyfriend from this event and I'm So all in all, I give this experience a mixed review.
It was fun to try and I got to visit a very nice hotel and lounge. But I'm not so sure this will lead to my next romance. A word of advice, though.
If you do try a speed dating event, try to go in with no expectations and an open mind. At the very least What.
This was a complete and utter waste of time. I did an event with these folks a few years ago and last Wednesday, I got an email that they were having an event on Friday and had too many men RSVP.
They offered to let my friend and I come for free, and included open bar. So we get to Detention nee Bar Chicago and even though it's only 8pm the fog machine is on full blast and there is techno music bumping. Our host Adam met us and told us to write our names on tags, and that the open bar would start at 10 ummm We also got a complementary glass of champange at the bar.
That wasn't true, and the bartender wouldn't give us one. So we buy a drink, and look around. The event started at 8: This was probably due to the 10 women and 4 men who were there.
When we finished our drinks, my friend and I dashed before the thing even got going. Pretty annoyed with being misled, but also annoyed with myself for not double checking the venue before I went.
This will be my last adventure with these clowns and I don't suggest it to anyone. Also, it says in the TOS that a ticket includes matching after the event. My bad, since I just didn't think about looking for a business that does its business at various places instead of a specific location. I'm a very very bad Yelper.
Update - finally attended a rescheduled event third time's the charm! I enjoyed chatting with several different people. This company is a Scam, the BBB couldn't get them to return the money they stole from me, and if you actually liked someone you have to pay again to see their info.
I legitimately wish I could give negative stars, because these people deserve it. A couple of months ago, I saw a date and dash coupon on youswoop, and bought it, figuring why the hell not.
After my law school finals were over, I decided to go on ahead and redeem the coupon. I attended an event last thursday, in schaumburg. AS I'm 24 years old, I signed up for the age group, and went on ahead.
I met some decent guys, and actually went on a date with one of them. The only odd part about my date was that the gentleman didn't tell me his age, and kind of skirted around the issue. The next morning he texts me an apology, and lets me know that he kept his age from me for a reason. HE IS 39 and the age difference is a bit much. I contact the other guy that I was supposed to go out with, who categorically refuses to tell me his age. At this point, I'm very upset.
I mean, I clearly signed up for the age group, and I'm getting the legal version of to catch a predator over here. So, I email the people asking for a refund. Below is one of their asinine responses. Start from the bottom, and read up. Send your worst enemies to these people. They are small time crooks.
At this point, it's not even the 20 bucks I spent, it's the serious principle of the matter. Alexandra, I am sorry you feel this way. We did not make any mistakes, nor we enforced age limits. We could only recommend'em. With all due respect, if you chose those guys, it had to be some soft of connection, regardless of age. But it is ultimately up to you to decide. Therefore, I would be able to accommodate your request to delete your matches, however this would not qualify you for a free event.
Please advice if to proceed. If you had age any concerns, why didn't you approach us at the event and expressed them. But do not try to get a freebie by comparing our company to some pedophile show.
That's what is unacceptable. Something like "hey, I had 3 matches but they seem older, can I do this again" would work just fine, as a pose to comparing our business to a show about child molesters. Have a nice day. All of your yelp reviews are negative.
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You are just a negative bad person. I had never done speed dating before this event. But I have a feeling that it could be much, much better than what I experienced. They listed different age ranges for dating on their site, yet they throw you all together if there aren't enough people.
My range was early twenties to early thirties. I get there and find out that not only am I the youngest of the group, but I'm almost half the age of some of the attendees. Of the 11 guys I only opted to get in contact with 4 of them and I felt like I was spreading my dignity thin. The experience was good in itself to get a feel for speed dating and to meet some more people; however, you know there is a problem when you'd be more willing to go hang out with the people of the same sex you just met.
The venue was too small to give couples much privacy. The background noise was a little too loud to understand everything your date said. The 'organizer' seemed to have been thrown into this without a clue and I give her major props for sorting things out, but overall it's very unprofessional.
Totally agree with Chia P's comments. I too was at the Book Cellar event. Didn't start on time. Some of the men were Date and Dash plants, not really true potentials.
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Dry, gaggy cookies and miniscule cheese cubes are not what I would call "appetizers". I got a parking ticket because it wasn't clear we had a break, and I didn't know we could take one.okinawa-net.info Speed Dating for the Chicago Meetings Industry
There was no waitstaff during the event, so once you drained your glass, forget about getting another. It was the wrong venue for so many people: Needs to be a brief break in between "dates" so you can at least make a note of who that person was. Didn't receive any matches on the website, so I finally emailed the host and he responded with a very curt: Turned out I had ONE match out of the fifteen men.
I would definitely try a speed dating event again, but not through this service provider. I did, however, meet some single women, who I think could be great new friends!
Worst customer service EVER. I purchased a deal on a whim through buywithme. I should have done some investigation first. After reading on the internet about so many issues with people's credit cards being charged inappropriately, I didn't want to give this company my cc digits, but their website registration requires you to enter a cc number even if you're paying in full with a voucher.
I called and left a message asking if there was a way around this. After fighting with him on the phone for 10 minutes - and I do mean fighting, including being told I was wrong, etc. Okay, that was nice.
Cut to today, the day of the event that I signed up for. There's still feet of snow on the ground, with most streets poorly plowed or not at all, no street parking because of snow being plowed into the spots, and a wind chill warning advising people to stay indoors.
I emailed Vilius to see if I could reschedule to another event since A. I didn't want to "brave" the streets and B. I'm guessing no one else is going to show up anyway. When I responded that I'd rather just forfeit the voucher than shell out more money for this, he replied that I'd still be saving money. Want to put a spin on your love life?
And let me tell you. It is like "Hi my name is Jillian Here is some advice. My girlfriends and I have always wanted to do this and so we googled some speed dating networks and am so glad we found Date and Dash.
It was held at Wine Cabana in Old Town from 8: We arrived around 8: We got name tags and wrote out names on there and decorated them out. We were thinking of putting fake stripper or old lady names like Bertha but then some hot guys showed up behind us and decided to put our real names. As the time got closer to start we all headed to the back room. The setting was really romantic. Dimmed lights, comfy couches, candles lite everywhere, beach artwork, with pleasant and calming music in the background.
There were a total of 10 girls and 10 guys and our odds were looking pretty good. After meeting all the guys I would say the turnout was good. Out of the 10 guys I was interested in 7 of them while the other 3 were total duds.
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Haha well in my eyes at least. This is a great way to kick off the Friday Night. With Date and Dash you know you will always have a good time.