In Canada and the U.S., 27 percent households are head by a single person. It is also believed that around 48 percent of single men, and 28 percent of women, believe in love at first sight. But what happens when someone is too shy to simply walk over and introduce themselves to someone they have their eye on?
“Walking up to someone to meet them can be intimidating for many people,” explains Jason Connery, the co-founder of Secret RSVP. “The good news is that there are ways around this that can help you feel more comfortable.”
Connery’s new social meet-up Website, Secret RSVP, sets itself apart from other online dating websites by letting members secretly invite people they are interested to meet to fun group events. It also removes the random nature of online dating since people get to choose whom they want to meet at events and in so doing, save time throughout the dating process. Singles can create a profile, add people they are interested to meet to their guest list, and then secretly invite them to a group event, such as hiking or bowling. The person who receives the invitation can, in turn, secretly invite others they are interested to meet to the same event. This creates an event chain where everyone at the event knows whom they invited, but have no idea who asked them out.
In addition to this pressure-free, secretive way to meet someone you have your eye on, Connery offers other creative ways to consider using:
· Find out about the person’s interests. Determine if the person is in any type of interest groups, such as painting, sports, or volunteer clubs. If so, join these same groups and start contributing actively as a member. This puts the focus on the activity and hopefully, you will get introduced to the person, without them knowing why you joined the club in the first place.
· Join the person’s circles. Make their friends your friends. This is much easier if the person of interest is in your school or work environment. With time, you may be able to hang out together at the same place and be introduced to each other.
· Make eye contact. This is especially easy if you locate yourself close to the person of interest. For example, if you catch the same bus and position yourself across from the person, you can work at making eye contact.
· Send a gift. Most people find it flattering to have a secret admirer. Whether sending a drink over to their table, or an edible cookie arrangement, it will help to make meeting someone a lot easier.
· Connecting with the person online. These days, it is easy to connect with someone online through various social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter. This helps to melt away the pressure of a face-to-face introduction.
“If all else fails, try slipping them a Secret RSVP card,” Connery adds. “We have made the entire process simple and pressure-free with Secret RSVP.”
Secret RSVP cards are tied to one’s membership within the Website through a unique identification code. By handing the card to someone of interest through a third party, say a waiter or a friend, the person who receives the card is directed to join the Website and enter the unique code. The giver of the card will be automatically notified when the person joins the website, and can secretly invite the person to a group event.
Secret RSVP currently has online dating events and activities scheduled in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. More cities are being added as additional people create profiles in particular areas. There is no charge to create a profile and there are no membership fees. The only fee someone has is when they register to attend an event. For more information on Secret RSVP, visit the site at: www.srsvp.com.