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How about we...Actually go on a fun date

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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One of the most difficult parts of online dating can be planning the first meeting. Sometimes it seems like a guy might want more of a chat buddy than an actual date. And you end up chatting for weeks and weeks before meeting, if you even meet at all. Picking a spot to meet can be even more difficult.

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Speed date holiday shopping event on December 2nd

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Most people need to do a little shopping during the holidays. A lot of people wouldn't mind having someone to do that shopping with. And many singles wouldn't mind spending an evening meeting (and flirting with) new people. Well, the awesome news is that I just found out about an event that combines all of the above.

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Paid dating sites vs. free dating sites

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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This guy looks really serious. I wonder which dating site he is browsing.

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Sam Yagan, the CEO of OkCupid for breakfast. We had a pretty fantastic talk about dating, specifically online dating. Seems logical right? I mean what else would the CEO of an awesome dating site and a dating blogger talk about?

We talked a lot about OkCupid and other dating sites and he asked some of the things I like about OkCupid. Aside from the fact that I seem to find some amazing blogging fodder from the site (aka the DTF guy and the guy who offered me free pie), I also said that I like that there is an instant messaging service because I feel like you can weed out creepers without giving them personal information.

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Drinks and dudes: The date tracker

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

I mentioned a few weeks ago about my plan to start a new feature on my blog. Just as a little refresher, the idea was to go to some of the awesome bars in Chicago to check out the mingling potential. Well, last Friday the fun began and I'd like to say it was a pretty interesting time. Check out the recap.

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Chicago Singles Summer Lovin' Event

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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Every year Chicago Magazine puts together a list of the top eligible singles in the city. The list combines both women and men from all facets of life who live all over the city. Well, the time has come for the magazine to announce this year's 20 most eligible singles.

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What will it take for men to go to singles events?

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Today's blog is a little something different, but that is because I am legitimately curious about something. So I am hoping all the single guys out there can help me out. Why is it that so few single guys go to singles events?

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Recap of Single in the City at Whole Foods

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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Last night, I went to the Single in the City event at the Whole Foods in Lincoln Park. They provided a few samplings of some yummy foods from Whole Foods (including some sort of mango salsa that I might be a bigger fan of than I thought). There was also samples of some pretty tasty cocktails which is always awesome in by book. And of course there were goody bags and a raffle for prizes.

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Single in the City event at Whole Foods in Lincoln Park

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

The Whole Foods in Lincoln Park is pretty well-known as a really fantastic place to meet singles in Chicago. Given that fact and the huge success of the singles event at the Gold Coast location, Whole Foods has decided to host a Single in the City Event at the Lincoln Park location.

Here are all the details - come on out and meet someone new.

When: Thursday, June 3 from 630pm-830pm

Where: Whole Foods Lincoln Park (1550 N. Kingsbury Street)

There will be specialty cocktails, a photo booth, interactive ice breakers, Cubs ticket and spa package giveaways and more. And as an added bonus there is also an after party at Sully's which is right down the street. The event is free, but please RSVP here.

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Recap of the All The Single Ladies and Sex and the Windy City Singles Soiree

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Well, the All The Single Ladies and Sex and the Windy City event was this past Saturday and I have to say it was a blast. Everyone drank, played games and mingled.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the event and to everyone who helped make the event possible.

And, of course, thank you again to all of our fantastic sponsors.

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The All The Single Ladies and Sex and the Windy Singles Night is tonight

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

 

 

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The countdown has ended, that's right the Chicago Singles Soiree, hosted by All The Single Ladies and Sex and the Windy City, is finally here. Ok, technically it will be here tonight but close enough. Come out and hang out with us, we have a lot of stuff planned.

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WinkVid: A new way to meet other singles

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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Everyone knows that I am always looking for fun and awesome new ways to meet other singles. Well I have been informed of another and I have to say it definitely sounds like a lot of fun.

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All The Single Ladies and Sex and the Windy City are hosting a singles night!

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

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Are you getting screwed? (Graphics by my friend Brian Van Hoosier)

With all the single people there are in Chicago, should meeting a guy or girl be that hard?

Well, apparently...it is!

ChicagoNow's dating, relationship and, sexpert bloggers, Jessica Downey from All the Single Ladies and Erin Keane from Sex and the Windy City want to take the guess work out of meeting new, interesting, dateable people.

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Chicago singles scene: Speed Dating Events

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

 

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Speed dating is a great way to meet other singles (I am pretty sure I have said it before). Luckily there are a ton of places that offer it for all ages throughout Chicago. Check out one of these events and maybe you can snag a date. Plus, since I will be giving you a few date ideas today that gives you a perfect excuse to get out and find someone to actually go on a date with.

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Chicago singles scene: The Tasty Chicago Singles Dining Network

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Jessica Downey

Coffee addict. The serial single girl. Jessica will give you the what’s what on single life and dating in Chicago.

Looking for a different and interesting way to meet other Chicago singles? Check this out.

The Tasty Chicago Singles Dining Network

Singles, in groups of six, meet up at restaurants throughout the city for a little socializing. The events are organized by age groups and take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This gives you an opportunity regardless of age or how busy you are to mingle with some other people. Plus, even if you don't meet anyone, you still get to dine on some awesome food. Sounds like a win-win situation there.

There's an event this Friday, February 26 at RB Grille (Ages 40s and 50s). Then
another round kicks off next Thursday, March 4 at Fornetto Mei.

Spots are filling up fast, so check out their website to register and to find information on future events.

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