About Chicago Singles Dining and Social Club
Chicago Singles Dining and Social Club is a group dedicated to helping singles to meet, interact and socialize in a friendly, positive environment. Each month, we host a number of dinner parties and social events, wonderful opportunities for discerning singles to get together to enjoy delicious food, wine, dancing, conversation and the camaraderie that result. Through our get-togethers we have developed an effective way to combine the pleasures of a gourmet lifestyle with the joy of socializing!
What makes the Chicago Singles Dining and Social Club tick?
Our club is not a dating service, pricey social “adventure” club or matchmaker, and we are especially not the typical “bar scene.” What we are is a comfortable, friendly group that meets in a supportive, convivial atmosphere. We are singles like you who enjoy fun, good food and drink, and warm interaction and look to meet attractive and interesting people of the opposite sex who share those same interests and goals.
When are the parties and what are they like?
Most of our dinner parties and social events are held on weekends (Friday to Sunday, and occasionally on Thursday). You will be greeted and made to feel comfortable by one of our staff and by other members—we are a very personable group. Through our dinners, cocktail parties, wine tastings, member mixers, and dances, you can quickly get to know a number of new friends. All this takes place in a warm setting conducive to increasing your social opportunities and networking possibilities. After each party, you’ll come away feeling you’ve made new friends and new dating connections.
How is the Chicago Singles Dining and Social Club
better than other dining and social groups?
First, we are not just a dining club or group. We are much more! We host a wide variety of fun, social, casual-to-sophisticated interactive events. We also have more resources for promoting memberships than any of our counterparts in Greater Chicagoland.
Secondly, in addition to the parties and events that Chicago Singles Dining and Social Club sponsors, you can attend the events hosted by Gourmet Connections, our suburban counterpart. Beyond that, we also provide you information on other gourmet and singles events each week in our E-mail newsletter, Successful Single. It includes wine and restaurant reviews, recipes, and commentary on the gourmet lifestyle, romance and other singles-related issues.
Another MAJOR difference is our demographics. We do not tell you that our members are from one age group, and then when you show up at our parties, most of the people there are from a completely different age group. When we tell you that our membership is focused on single professionals in their 30s through 50s, the people who attend our parties actually reflect that. If you are looking to meet people in that age bracket, then Chicago Singles Dining and Social Club is the group you should choose.
Finally, when you attend one of our dinner parties (and we emphasize that they are dinner parties, not banquets), we do not designate a particular seat where you must sit. We instead encourage you to maximize your possibilities by meeting and mixing with a variety of people.
What is the age range of the members?
We invite and welcome single men and women starting from their early 30s and older. Our stated membership target is single adults in their 30s to late-50s, and our membership reflects those demographics. Each event brings out a unique mix of people.
How many and what types of fun events are planned?
On average, we host three Chicago Singles Dining events a month in the city and three Gourmet Connections events in the suburbs. As our membership continues to expand, so will the event schedule. Our social calendar includes activities like dinner parties, dinner-dances, wine tastings, dinner with a play, black-tie events and casual after-work mixers.
How do I reserve for events?
There are several ways. You can reserve by phone at 773-929-6534, or register online. Please remember, whichever method you choose, all events must be reserved and paid for in advance.
How do I pay for events?
You can pay by either sending a check to our parent company, Success Singles Club, Ltd., 1414 W. Byron Street # 2E, Chicago, IL 60613, or by credit card by completing our on-line reservation form. You may also use our fax or mail form. The cost of the event generally includes a full meal, tax and gratuity and often entertainment.
Can I come alone to an event?
Of course! Most of our members come to our parties by themselves. Our hosts/hostesses assist everyone in meeting one another, and you’re sure to find our members to be very warm and hospitable.
How many events do I have to attend?
It’s always your choice! You are under no obligation to attend a minimum number of events.
Can I make a last minute reservation?
If you see you have a free evening and would like to join us, please call. We will try our best to accommodate you.
Is it possible to make special requests?
Yes, if you are a vegetarian, have allergies or other special needs, just let us know in advance and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Do you have to be a member to attend an event?
We understand that it is often not easy for singles to make the decision to stretch beyond their “Comfort Zone” and take that first step to join a singles club. The best way to get the most out of the club is to join. Why? Because we have found that for most singles, the key to success in their social life is taking that first step, committing to the process of meeting and getting to know other discerning singles like themselves. So, rather than encouraging “window shopping,” we make the decision to join the Chicago Singles Dining as risk-free as possible for you. Here’s how:
- First, membership is VERY affordable. (To check out just how affordable these options are, click here).
- As a member, you can participate in more than 60 parties a year, plus find out lots of information to enhance your social life, friendships and romance!
- Should you wish to check us out first, you are permitted attend one event as a guest or non-member. After that, if you wish to continue to participate, you must join.
- Our events are upbeat, friendly and fun and usually cost only $35-$49 each, including a full dinner, taxes and tips (and often even dancing, entertainment or wine).
- Rest assured that no one will shove a contract into your face or browbeat you to try to get you to join.
By focusing on individuals who, like you, are committed to meeting, socializing with and getting to know each other, we find that friendships, relationships and networking possibilities are optimized, and “players” look elsewhere.
How can I get the most out of Chicago Singles Dining?
Be realistic in your expectations. Attend a variety of events, enjoying each party and the opportunities it provides to meet lots of interesting single people. Try not to anticipate meeting that perfect someone at your first event, although it does happen! Keep in mind that you are generally your most appealing and attractive self when you are upbeat and open to having a terrific time.
Above all, we are very confident that our members are rewarded by their decision to join and participate.