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18.03.2011
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City/Town: Zurich
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
RSVP'd Yes: 2 (1 members and 1 guests) RSVP'd Maybe: 3 (2 members and 1 guests) RSVP'd No: 5
  • 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...
  • Uncle Max - On a hot date
  • Treverus - The wife is out of town, so I am not invited.
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Old 15.03.2011, 15:45
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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 still do not get why you are taking this stance, one which in itself implies exclusivity. EF is not some kind of closed community, is it? Paul has made it very clear that he has cast his net wider than EF, and has simply extended the invitation to those EFers who may be intersted - and please bear in mind that he is new to the Forum ...

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Old 15.03.2011, 16:03
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Re: Mingle, drink, make friends and meet other couples

I agree with Nicola. Lighten up people... OP is new to EF, is taking the initiative to organize something, and for what it's worth, I have met Paul and his better half, and they are lovely people.

To be completely fair, I don't see anything wrong for a couple to want to meet other couples for once. I am single myself, and don't feel 'excluded' by this. Anyone who does, feel free to organize a couple and singles meet.... I don't really see the problem.
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Old 15.03.2011, 16:27
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If you don't like chicken you're still 'allowed' to attend an EF event.
I would like to mention than once I asked if Kids were allowed in a event and I got bashed to dead because I dared to ask....

I didn't see you running to defend me. Wasn't chicken nor single... Just kids!
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I would like to mention than once I asked if Kids were allowed in a event and I got bashed to dead because I dared to ask....

I didn't see you running to defend me. Wasn't chicken nor single... Just kids!
That was me and I was wrong. Sort of joking, but also wrong. I apologise
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Old 15.03.2011, 17:19
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I can see both sides and I am sure that the OP had good intentions, but I did have a slightly 'uff' feeling when I saw how it was 'couples only', how secret the event was and even worse how someone could even be asked to leave. I mean, are 'singles' really so dangerous? The whole thing just sounds a bit paranoid to me...it's just not EF. We are all a bit cuddly here and that's why a lot of us ex-pats have a really good time. Anyway, I hope you all have fun.
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Old 15.03.2011, 17:29
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That was me and I was wrong. Sort of joking, but also wrong. I apologise
It wasn't just you. It was a bunch of people who jumped at my throat for having asked if it was ok for kids to join a cooking event....

It was pretty nasty, thanks for apologising!
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Old 15.03.2011, 18:31
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To those of you who RSVPd No, (including no fewer than three Mods!!) - what an incredibly amusing bunch you are!!
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Excellent idea SWISSPAUL
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To those of you who RSVPd No, (including no fewer than three Mods!!) - what an incredibly amusing bunch you are!!
Relax ma'am.
I don't have an issue with people making a couple events even though I'm single. I signed no because this is obviously not an event for me. I sign up no loads of time, if I don't plan to come and it's never ever anything personal to the organizer nor to the event.
There was actually a funny accident last weekend when someone (seriously to drunk to remember who) was kinda sad and asked me why I signed up as no on his/her event. I really never realized before that people took it personally that somebody signs as no - for me it's just that I try to go as many events and possible and just feel it is politeness to so "sorry I can't make it" when somebody invites "me" somewhere (EF is all about me, is it not?).

Now, poor Paul has already 20 people signed up for his event, how about cutting the drama and move along?
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