Prior to this year, the suburban social scene probably resembled a deserted city… I envision the tumbleweed rolling though the many men and women’s calendars in such suburban outposts like Naperville, Aurora, and Oak Brook. Then along came Dolce Connections, the suburban solution to your barren social life. Dolce Connections has breathed life into the weeknights and weekends of many a suburbanite.
Dolce connections mission is to “bring like minded singles together and provide opportunity for long lasting relationships”. Founded by Norma Rodriguez Wagner, Chris Anthony, and Chris Lesh-Keyz. Dolce Connections is not a dating service, it’s a social networking organization that’s dedicated to helping people enjoy life and each other. Dolce attendees range in age from 25 to 50 and appeal mainly to professionals and business people looking to get a break from the traditional meeting scenes. “People with busy lives don’t always have time to get to Chicago so we provide activities they would normally have to drive to Chicago to find” quoted Lesh Keyz.
One such event takes place this Friday, “Mars vs Venus”, a discussion panel of writers and relationship experts will answer questions from the game Authenticity as well as from audience members.. The event will be held at LIT nightclub 4448 East New York St Naperville , IL. The event starts at 6PM. Featured panelists include: Authenticity the Game founder Sheila Brown, author and relationship coach Yanni Brown, radio personality and professional matchmaker Stefanie Safran, Living Single in America writers Susan Day, Sunny Bill and Joe Matheny as well as Dolce co-founder Chris Anthony.
Dolce has held events drawing in the hundreds in Plainfield and Naperville and is planning more events in the West and Southwest Suburbs, the group is looking at venturing to downtown Chicago and eventually nationwide. Plans are for attendees to gain access to members only web site with special offers, and private event invitations. The organization has formed a partnership with Living Single In America Magazine as to providing content and suggestions on nightlife, restaurants and other options. Also a number of local businesses have contributed to Dolce social activities as sponsors.
So if you’re a suburbanite, come out of your “social desert” and join Dolce Connections, your calendar will thank you.
For more information on the “Mars Vs Venus” event visit http://dolce220.eventbrite.com/