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Event Type: Drinks/Bar
Meeting Point: Drinx Bar, Dufourstrasse 24 Zürich

Hi,

We are organising a "meetup" for couples living in Zurich and Baden.

As its a first event, it is a great opportunity to meet each other informally over a few drinks. And of course, everyone will be new so dont worry about not knowing each other.

The only thing we ask is that you are a couple and come as a couple!!

We have reserved an area in Drinx Bar, Zurich, a lovely informal bar we can all meet, have some drinks and nibbles and get to know each other.

Please send me a message if you'd like to come and I'll give you all the details.

Look forward to meeting you,

Paul
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  • Ouchboy - I'm more of a Rock and Roll guy....
  • Begga - I'd like to mingle, but I'm single ;-)
  • MathNut - Organize a chicken eating contest and I'm there...
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  • Treverus - The wife is out of town, so I am not invited.
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Why would you want to come if you were single anyway ? I mean I like an event as much as the next person, but I wouldnt turn up to a chicken eating contest if I didnt eat chicken.

And yes I probably would turn people away who werent in couples (depending how big they were!!) We have a limited area available and demand has been strong !!
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The event is organised elsewhere, life exists outside of the forum !!

We reserved an area for 20 people, and have that many RSVPs. Its tough work on here, it really is !
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Old 15.03.2011, 11:27
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The event is organised elsewhere, life exists outside of the forum !!
What is this life of which you speak ????

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We reserved an area for 20 people, and have that many RSVPs. Its tough work on here, it really is !
And now you know why we are single
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The event is organised elsewhere, life exists outside of the forum !!

We reserved an area for 20 people, and have that many RSVPs. Its tough work on here, it really is !
Sorry if I have to ask: Have you been to an EF event? They are very different from most other "expat" things in Zurich: We are on average a bit older than this Geneva based site and have easily 50% couples... (and we are smarter and prettier and more intelligent...) So maybe people simply do not see your point...
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Hahaa

Ok so will be keeping a close eye out for fakes on Friday.
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Treverus - nope not been to a EF event......and not quite sure what you mean about not getting point ? Or about a geneva site ?
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Ok so will be keeping a close eye out for fakes on Friday.
ok girls.... that means you will have to do PDA's ...
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Treverus - nope not been to a EF event......and not quite sure what you mean about not getting point ? Or about a geneva site ?
Alright: There are more than one website, clubs or other tools like facebook groups in Switzerland targeted at the international people. And most are more about social events than the EF. Not all, but I'd say most of these are often turning into "meat markets" for single expats. I, being married, sometimes go there for the fun to watch how desperate some get, but it is not really a place where couples make new friends easily. On the other hand are EF events on average a very good place to meet if you are a couple. We found several times great friends (one of the downside of expats is that they are fairly likely to move away again...).

I for one - and it looks like other members as well, even some I know who are not single - do not really like your idea to make so strict rules for your event. That would be again typical for the other clubs that want newbies to come an hour earlier or wear name tags... we simply meet and have fun, no matter what age, nationality or marital status you have... maybe that explaines some of the flak you got here
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Alright: There are more than one website, clubs or other tools like facebook groups in Switzerland targeted at the international people. And most are more about social events than the EF. Not all, but I'd say most of these are often turning into "meat markets" for single expats. I, being married, sometimes go there for the fun to watch how desperate some get, but it is not really a place where couples make new friends easily. On the other hand are EF events on average a very good place to meet if you are a couple. We found several times great friends (one of the downside of expats is that they are fairly likely to move away again...).

I for one - and it looks like other members as well, even some I know who are not single - do not really like your idea to make so strict rules for your event. That would be again typical for the other clubs that want newbies to come an hour earlier or wear name tags... we simply meet and have fun, no matter what age, nationality or marital status you have... maybe that explaines some of the flak you got here
That is it in a nutshell. For EF members its about making friends. Mr O and I would never have met some of the people we know and like if we just stuck with the couples thing. You really ought to go to an event then you will know what we're talking about.
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Re: Mingle, drink, make friends and meet other couples

Gottcha.

Point taken. The reason for the meetup is to address the exact points you make in first paragraph. But then maybe EF events cover this already, as I havent been I cant say for sure, but will be certain to check an event out.

And thanks for the info, we were trying to make some couple friends and saw no events doing it specifically.....so far, seems pretty popular....but the proof will be in the pudding I guess..... But nice to know about the EF events.
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Gottcha.

Point taken. The reason for the meetup is to address the exact points you make in first paragraph. But then maybe EF events cover this already, as I havent been I cant say for sure, but will be certain to check an event out.

And thanks for the info, we were trying to make some couple friends and saw no events doing it specifically.....so far, seems pretty popular....but the proof will be in the pudding I guess..... But nice to know about the EF events.
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Actually i like playing pool so that would be a great idea......but already plans for Saturday eve. Thanks for the recommendation though and will make sure to come along to one soon.
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I really cannot fathom why Paul is getting so much flak about his couples' event proposal. As many posters have said, there are many, many events that cater for all ... whether you are single, like chicken, play pool, have children, knit, gossip, etc etc

So, frankly, I cannot see the problem in someone organising a couples only event.
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PM me for all details and then I can put you on the list. We just need to keep control of numbers as we have booked an area of a certain size.
I think this is the first time an EF event has had a gatekeeping system. Not really in the spirit of the place, to be honest. It's fair enough if you ask people not to sign up to the RSVP because it's full, but quite another to have no transparency as to who may also be attending. EF events are not your events, they are for the community; you are just the organiser. People immediately find it exclusive and that ain't our vibe.

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So just to clarify further.....

Reason for the event is that most events in Zurich seemed to be aimed at the single person. Nothing wrong with that, and was much amusement to watch when first arrived but now...
Not on EF they're not. Seeing as you're piggy backing on EF to add glory to your show, it's patronising to suppose 'we' are singles, amusing you with antics. Plenty of people of all demographics attend and even some are single. Imagine! Plenty are in relationships. Considering you then admit to never having been to an EF event it's a bit rich to condescend.

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Why would you want to come if you were single anyway ? I mean I like an event as much as the next person, but I wouldnt turn up to a chicken eating contest if I didnt eat chicken.

And yes I probably would turn people away who werent in couples (depending how big they were!!) We have a limited area available and demand has been strong !!
What is a couples only event? I really have no idea. Do you discuss home improvement shows? Schooling? Outdoorsy stuff? Grown up things? Why not publish the list of who's coming to the event? Again, not the EF spirit.

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The event is organised elsewhere, life exists outside of the forum !!

We reserved an area for 20 people, and have that many RSVPs. Its tough work on here, it really is !
It's not exclusive on here; I don't see how that's so tough.

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...But nice to know about the EF events.
You and anyone else you care to bring along are very welcome. Heck, come on your own. The single women here don't bite unless asked.

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I really cannot fathom why Paul is getting so much flak about his couples' event proposal. As many posters have said, there are many, many events that cater for all ... whether you are single, like chicken, play pool, have children, knit, gossip, etc etc

So, frankly, I cannot see the problem in someone organising a couples only event.
If you don't like chicken you're still 'allowed' to attend an EF event.
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Re: Mingle, drink, make friends and meet other couples

I do respect all opinions voiced and I can assure you that the spirit of the event is to have a good time and meet other people.

But....Its kind of lost in an ongoing debate which I dont really have a desire to get drawn further into.

If you do want to come, please let me know (for reasons already explained) . If you dont, I've no issue.
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I really cannot fathom why Paul is getting so much flak about his couples' event proposal. As many posters have said, there are many, many events that cater for all ... whether you are single, like chicken, play pool, have children, knit, gossip, etc etc

So, frankly, I cannot see the problem in someone organising a couples only event.
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I do respect all opinions voiced and I can assure you that the spirit of the event is to have a good time and meet other people.

But....Its kind of lost in an ongoing debate which I dont really have a desire to get drawn further into.

If you do want to come, please let me know (for reasons already explained) . If you dont, I've no issue.
So everyone is welcome now? Only, you wish to use EF but don't have the "desire" to explain to us why couples have exclusivity? I dunno. In my day of organising countless EF events we were a little more community minded. Perhaps I should have saved time and stipulated no boring or ugly people welcome. Still, times change.
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Re: Mingle, drink, make friends and meet other couples

Ok final clarification.

I have an area reserved for 20 people. We have 20 people RSVP'd. If people want to come, I can see if I can get some more space, hence why I ask to be informed.

Couples have priority because its an event aimed at couples. Its a free world though and anyone can go anywhere there they like. I did question why someone who isnt in a couple would want to come, but, hey, like I say, free world. I dont see giving priority to couples as being a crime though.

If someone wants to remove the event from EF then I really dont mind, just thought it would be of interest to members.

No offence intended to anyone. None taken (so far). Lets agree to play nicely ??
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Ok final clarification.

I have an area reserved for 20 people. We have 20 people RSVP'd. If people want to come, I can see if I can get some more space, hence why I ask to be informed.

Couples have priority because its an event aimed at couples. Its a free world though and anyone can go anywhere there they like. I did question why someone who isnt in a couple would want to come, but, hey, like I say, free world. I dont see giving priority to couples as being a crime though.

If someone wants to remove the event from EF then I really dont mind, just thought it would be of interest to members.

No offence intended to anyone. None taken (so far). Lets agree to play nicely ??
It would be appreciated if next time - if you're not dissuaded - to use the RSVP function - including the time - on the social events calendar. Gatekeeping isn't really done on EF.

I don't see giving priority to couples "a crime" either, but it's exclusive and not in the EF spirit. That you've mentioned you've already advertised it elsewhere means it's not even an EF event, so pardon us for taking exception to piggybacking. "Nice" is fair and even, not exclusive.

I think I may be beginning to understand the motivation of not having ghastly singles - or even halves of couples - in attendence:



None the less, hope it's a successful evening and friendships are made.
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It would be appreciated if next time - if you're not dissuaded - to use the RSVP function on the social events calendar. Gatekeeping isn't really done on EF.

I don't see giving priority to couples "a crime" either, but it's exclusive and not in the EF spirit. That you've mentioned you've already advertised it elsewhere means it's not even an EF event, so pardon us for taking exception to piggybacking. "Nice" is fair and even, not exclusive.

I think I may be beginning to understand the motivation of not having ghastly singles - or even halves of singles - in attendence:



None the less, hope it's a successful evening and friendships are made.
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