I have compiled several avenues for you to pursue, both in terms of
singles-dating agencies and other groups. The best advice I can give
is to be an organizer yourself. As my colleague mentioned in the
comments below, Craigslist is a great place to put an ad and organize
some get-togethers for singles. It is usually easiest to meet other
single women if you get out of the "dating mode" mindset and join
organizations/groups that attract a variety of single people. The
Meetup groups website is a good place to start.
Since you have not mentioned your age, or your interests, I could not
specifically pinpoint any groups that might be tailored to you. I hope
the following references provide a good starting point.
Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club
"Although we are not a singles club, most members are single (in their
20s, 30s and 40s), and like meeting other single adventurers in
non-sappy, fun environments... like in a single engine airplane while
skydiving, or on a neighboring crack on a wall in Joshua Tree. Members
are beginners at many activities, and experts at some. Thus, we offer
instructions for beginners, and challenges and partners for expert
"Urban Diversion is the Bay Area?s premier activities club. We offer
25-35 professionally hosted, unique and exciting events every month,
and offer a stylish member clubhouse in downtown San Francisco . Our
members are active professionals who want to meet new people and have
Sierra Singles San Francisco Bay Chapter
"Sierra Singles is an activity section of the San Francisco Bay
Chapter of the national Sierra Club. Our organization includes nearly
100 volunteer leaders who organize activities including: dayhiking,
backpacking, cross country and down hill skiing, river rafting,
bicycling, car camping, sea kayaking, environmental education
programs, social events such as dances, and cultural events such as
visits to special museum exhibits. Our leaders organize approximately
50 activities each month. Most of the activities have no charge; the
few activities for which fees are collected are priced to break even."
"There are currently over 1000 subscribers to the San Francisco Bay
Chapter Sierra Singles Schedule. Most of these subscribers are in the
age range of late 20s to early 50s; however, anyone over 21 years of
age is welcome to attend any activity."
Events Calendar: (These look fun!)
"The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) Singles Event: An Alternative to
Dating As Usual
"There are lots of singles out there. So why is it so hard to meet the
people you want to date, people you want to connect with? Sometimes
finding people to date, people who are available, people you really
want to get to know, seems impossible. The HAI Singles Event is a
whole new way to meet people. Join us in creating an evening for
people to have fun, make friends and get to know each other in a
natural, comfortable way. Our professional workshop leaders will help
you connect with others in a way that feels real and meaningful."
"Come see what's possible in just a few hours. Join us for a relaxing
event on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Fort Mason Building A in San
Francisco (corner of Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street). Registration
is at 6:30pm, Event 7:00 - 10:00pm. Cost is $25 at the door (cash or
checks only). Refreshments will be served. Free parking. This evening
is hosted by the Human Awareness Institute (HAI)."
San Francisco/Bay Area Singles Sports Organizations
Bay Area Linkup (you will need to join to view the events)
"It's easy to use Bay Area Linkup. Here are some examples:
* Find an event of interest to you, RSVP on the site, and attend the event.
* Create your own event! If you create an event of interest and benefit to
others, your RSVPs will fill up right away. Events as large as fifteen
people or more often fill up within only an hour or two of being
announced, when they are interesting enough.
* If you meet someone you want to stay in touch with, you can drop them a note
on the web site by selecting the mail icon:
* Search the site for others who share your profession or your interests, and
drop them a note. Just don't overdo it, or you'll be perceived as a spammer.
How it works:
"Started in the Big Apple by Ken Deckinger and Adele Testani,
HurryDate is a super fun new way to meet people. We bring together
tons of singles, a cool bar, lots of drinks and a wild, anything-goes
vibe to make each HurryDate party a total head-spinning blast. It's a
great way to meet lots of new people, while avoiding the agonizing
four-hour blind date gone bad. Maybe you're looking to end your dating
dry spell. Maybe you just got dumped and are looking for the perfect
rebounder. Maybe you're looking for a new tennis partner. Maybe you
just want to conduct your own personal study on the favorite ice cream
flavors of single people. In any case, you've never experienced
anything quite like HurryDate speed dating on your typical night out
after work. In three minutes you'll have no problem weeding out the
"yeah babys" from the "not if my life depended on its." It's quick,
painless and really fun! REALLY!"
See the upcoming events for the Palo Alto area
Impact Date (calendars only go through May)
"San Francisco based company specializing in upscale speed dating
events. We focus very much on the experience of the event itself as
well as meeting new people. No competition, no rejection, no huge
meat-market mixers an no e-mailing into the void of on-line profiles.
None of those huge intimidating venues in basements or gymnasiums with
hundreds of loud people. Meet your soul mate or have 10 fun dates at a
great new place."
Table for Six
Offers group dinners and group activities in Palo Alto and surrounding areas.
Religious Singles Groups
Singles on the Go
Christian Singles Groups
Singles Meetup Groups
The two singles groups mentioned below currently have few members and
are waiting for an organizer. What do you think about doing it
* You can also join any number of meetup groups in the Palo Alto to
widen your circle and meet potential singles:
Singles Supper Club - San Francisco Bay Area
"The Singles Supper Club (SSC) of the San Francisco/Silicon Valley
area is a social and dining club for single professionals who want to
meet other well-educated and successful singles. By participating in
SSC's upscale, fun, comfortable events, members have formed:
Important business contacts
A variety of events are offered each month to members including
progressive dinners at fabulous restaurants (where diners change
tables between courses), dinner dances, dance parties, dining while in
other cities, outdoor adventures, visits to interesting Bay Area
locations, weekend trips, and international travel."
Events calendar for Palo Alto area:
SUN 8/7 Progressive Dinner at Top of the Market - San Mateo
FRI 8/12 Black & White Ball - Santa Clara
THU 8/18 Full Moon Hike - Palo Alto
SUN 8/21 Community Dinner/Cooking Class - Palo Alto
SAT 8/27 Dance with optional Dinner - Sunnyvale
For more information - 650/327-4645
Activity Partners and Events on Craigslist
I think this is an excellent way to find single women. Use your
creativity to place some posts for coed activities you might enjoy.
8/18: Sunset Singles Party at the Ocean
Here is someone looking for other singles for group activities
How about joining a coed sports team, like softball?
How about putting up a post for a singles walking or hiking group?
"Serendipity-sf provides upscale cooking parties in an environment
catered for meeting desirable singles while learning about, preparing,
and enjoying great food. Hosted by professional chefs and using
state-of-the-art kitchens, you will receive hands on training in a
relaxed, interactive and cozy environment. A cooking party guided by
professionals. Upon completion of cooking, feast on what you made with
your new friends."
Date Making Made Simple
After the cooking party, confidentially select those you would like to
meet again and within one day, find out your matches.
Meet Fun, Local Singles
We currently offer singles cooking classes and singles events
(parties) in San Francisco, North Bay, East Bay, and South Bay
I hope these references prove helpful!
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