Dating can be such a pain in the ass. Online sites like OkCupid can be full of weirdos who show more skin than intelligence. The singles bar scene is never as pleasant in person as it was on old sitcoms. And even if you follow conventional wisdom, you're bound to occasionally end up hanging out with someone who you couldn't possibly have less in common with.
There's a new group for the unattached formed by Bold Local Beth Cook and Found Local Jen Corbett called Try Me that's getting a little buzz around town — in part because they're attempting to make meeting potential luvahs less awkward. Their concept is to create an invite-only community of friends and friends of friends, put them all in a room together, and distract everyone from the singles situation by planning cool activities that help folks mix. Their first event involves cocktails and DJ Nick Waterhouse next Wednesday, May 18, at the Burritt Room.
Beth has a very entertaining concept about relationships, mainly that when they come together correctly, you can make a burger out of the components — see above. She's carried this concept to various art installations based on sex and dating as well as gigs being a wingwoman for the clients who need a little push out of the shyness nest.
Beth and Jen (who has helped plan great Bold Italic events with us in the past) believe our audience could work well with the vibe they're cultivating with Try Me. So if this idea sounds like it has some potential for you, you can check out their site or email the ladies at email@example.com. Hope you're all eating juicy burgers soon.