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Feedback on Spin Dating and social events
It was my pleasure to be a part of this beautiful event (Spin Dating Marathon, December 2011). It was my first "entry" experience - to have a try to see how it works. Before, I was a little bit afraid to participate since I had really vague ideas about how it works. Now I see how comfortable people are at this delicate situation due to your professionalism :)
As this was my first spin dating event I was rather nervous before hand, but I found it was a good experience, quite easy to make conversation for 3 minutes with everyone, and a great opportunity to meet many men in a short time. It was even better to have the opportunity to chat and dance with the men I was interested in afterwards :)
I meant to send you some feedback about Saturday’s party – by far the best spin dating event I have attended (compared with other organizations) – I liked the atmosphere and the energy and met some interesting guys…Thanks! C (woman)
I just wanted to thank you for the lovely evening you organized last night. I had a great time. I was very nervous but you made me feel welcome right from the start, and the evening was so well organized that I just felt like I was out with a bunch of friends.
I will definitely join other activities you may organized in the future.
I am writing to tell you of the results of coming to your spin for 50+ at the beginning of December. I had been extremely skeptical that something like this could actually work. Speaking for myself six weeks later, I feel I have found what I, at 63, had literally given up all hope of finding. I have no idea just what the future will be for this relationship, but up to now it has brought me more gifts than I could have ever imagined. So I want to tell you how very grateful I am that you held that particular spin, and that I have no skepticism left in me about them. I think the most important message I could give to others who aren't sure about coming to a spin is that they have nothing to lose and everything to gain by going. This was my first spin (the second for my friend) and we have found something so wonderful that I still find it hard to believe, sometimes.
Thank you very much, Irene.
Sincerely, (woman, name withheld for confidentiality)
Just a quick note to thank you for introducing me to D. We hit it off right away. This is the most excitement I have had for 3 years and I have you to thank you for it.
Hopefully this will lead into a long relationship, we have lots in common - but - even if it doesn't - I really appreciate you giving us the chance.
Sincerely, A (woman)
Great party and boy, did you have some great food (plentiful) and music the best yet at the sailing club.
Suggest you have another one of these parties shortly although I know they are a lot of work.
Dear Irene: I really enjoyed myself last night. The food, entertainment, and location were all perfect. Thanks for the many great dances together.
I thought that the combination of a spin and dancing is just the best way to meet single ladies. Your ten years of experience has really paid off. I believe it was a very successful evening. I hope that we don't have to wait for a year to have another such event.
My only complaint were the games. Some of the missing pieces were left unclaimed on the reception desk. It is impossible to complete the puzzle with 80% of the pieces in the hands of the guests.
Small world...my parents had breakfast in Russell last week and sat next to a young couple who met through your Spin Dating. They were trying to sell my mom on getting me involved and mentioning your name. Just thought I would let you know that you are so reputable and well talked about in the community! Have a great day.
Thanks, Irene. It was a really great night. It combines the party and the spin. Congratulations, you're an innovator and a bona fide creative person!
Thank you, Irene!
That was one of the most energetic singles gatherings I ever went to. What a great idea - Well done!!
Irene: thanks for my matches. It is such a wonderful way to meet people.
Thank goodness for you!
That was by far the nicest Valentines that I have ever had!!
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the spin activity on Tuesday night. It was exciting to meet all those men… It was my first spin and I didn't know what to expect. The time went by very fast! I would be interested in participating in another spin.
I really enjoyed the experience of the spin (25-35) and would do it again. I found it quite easy to make conversation for 9 minutes, which I think, is more than enough time to decide whether you'd like to speak to a person on another occasion. What was especially good about it is, my pride is still intact at the end of the evening. Only you and I know whom I picked and who picked me. There isn’t the awkwardness of being asked for your phone number by someone you don't wish to see again. And Spin dating allows people to avoid such a situation. Overall, I think it's a great thing and would recommend it for anyone who isn't particularly interested in bar pick-ups or dating agencies.
I find the nice thing about Spin Dating is that everyone there is on the same wave length. We are all there for the same reason. Unlike the "personals" on the net, you see what the person looks like physically right away. Now that you have that part of the meeting process out of the way, you can concentrate on the most important part...what's inside! A little nerve racking at first, but you find yourself at ease within no time. I personally find the whole concept quite interesting and positive.
I just wanted to say thank you for putting me in the same spin as T. We've gone out a couple of times & totally hit it off. I wasn't sure of what would come out of that night but was pleasantly surprised with T.
You are definitely providing a wonderful service& opportunity for people to meet & possibly form long term relationships. I've been telling all my friends about Spin Dating.
(name withheld for confidentiality)
I just wanted to let you know I had fun last night at the Spin session!
What a different experience... I will certainly be telling the few single friends I have all about it...
I hope my match calls me (wink!)...
I found the spin (25-35) a lot less intimidating than I'd thought it would be - a bit odd, but very efficient! I was surprised that in 8 minutes it was easy to tell whether you would or would not want to meet again.
Thanks Irene! I really enjoyed the spin 35-45. It was a lot of fun and it was a nice group of people -- men and women. Several of us women gathered to chat in the parking lot afterward and we felt it was a very positive experience. I also felt it was well organized and the room was nicely set up. Good job!
Hello. I attended the spin tonight (30-40 year olds) and wanted to give you some feedback on my impressions. First, I want to say that the experience was much better than I had anticipated. I was very nervous/worried about going, and I almost did not attend. Second, each and every one of the men that I met were very nice, and easy to talk to. I enjoyed my evening.
Thank you again.
Feedback on Coaching, workshops and seminars
I really enjoyed the Dating Seminar last evening. I resonated with what you had to say on dating. It felt like an 'aha' moment to me.
I hope you had a good rest during the holiday. You probably don’t remember me but I was at your Single Option Dating Conference back on December 4th 2002. On that evening I met a wonderful person by the name P. We have been seeing each other for the rest four years, and on December 31st we got married. I want to thank you for making it possible on that Fateful evening.
The event of Sunday night was a success and a major milestone for me. I've already said thanks to you but truly from the bottom of my heart, I am so appreciative that you took the extra time for me, not only these past few days but past few weeks and going back the past few years ( I know how valuable your time is). You made the difference between this being a good experience to it being a great experience.
It takes only one person to make a difference in the life of another. You made that difference for me! It's funny how good things spill over into other aspects of your life.
I enjoyed the workshop last night. There was a lot of food for thought. (And thanks too for the real food!) I can see that, despite my tendency to mock the whole "sensitive new age guy" thing, that I have probably been guilty of coming across like that, by sharing information that would not have contributed to making me look strong and reliable (even though I think I am). I thought I was building intimacy. I guess I will have to wait before sharing.
By nature I like to think about my actions and choose the best one. I see I will have to somehow deal with that issue in order to at least appear decisive.
It will take some time to digest everything I heard last night (sorry for the lack of decisiveness :-) ), but I think I already benefited from going. Thanks.
From feedback on Meetup: Some of you may have noticed that we advertised the Single Option's Dating Conference which was held last Wednesday. Two individuals got back to me and told me that the event was GREAT!!! The talks were topical and the event was well organized. My understanding was that 70+ people attended. Great job Irene - we will look forward to your next event.