Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Finish 2013 in style

Did you start the year with a long list of new year resolutions? Maybe you wanted to give snowboarding a try, enjoy the thrills of a speed boat trip or maybe even go flying in a glider? Well you could have taken part in all of the above at some point in 2013, if you had an RSVP singles event membership.

We've just published our October-December calendar and we are certainly finishing the year in style with a mixture of new and exciting singles activities, plus a return to much anticipated venues.

We continue to offer our ever popular weekend meals in stylish restaurants and mid-week mix & mingles. These really are a great way for RSVP's singles event members to meet and get to know each other better.

We are also pleased to be able to continue offering RSVP Exclusive events that are not only unique to our singles events members but also save them money! We have a plethora of new venues and, by including lunch too, it makes it easier to budget and plan for the day. Events such as 4x4 off-road driving, an urban art tour and a falconry experience are some of these - unique to RSVP and not available to the general public.

Christmas and New Year are also well represented and we intend on partying in style this year. Casino nights, tribute nights and dinner at Marco Pierre White are just some of the events on offer to help get our members into the festive spirit.

To help all of our members, we have arranged an exclusive Christmas shopping event at Bicester Outlet Village. It includes valet parking on arrival, continental breakfast, hands free shopping, discount in all the shops, delicious lunch and afternoon tea. It's the perfect way to get all of your Christmas shopping done in one go - and with your own shopping guru's on hand they can help you find the perfect gift! The perfect events for Oxfordshire singles and Northamptonshire singles.

Once again, by popular demand, we'll be seeing out 2013 in style with fizz on arrival, a three course dinner, live band and overnight accommodation included in the ticket price. What better way to see out 2013 than amongst fellow like minded singles?

All RSVP singles club events are hosted, so there will be someone to introduce you and as they are only open to members, you can be assured that everybody there will have met one of our experienced client advisers before joining.

So why not finish 2013 in style? All you need to do is fill out an online enquiry form today and you could soon be enjoying life as an RSVP singles events member.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Enjoy the summer with RSVP

It certainly seems that summer is well and truly here with the amazing turnaround in our weather. We now find ourselves baked in glorious sunshine late into the night, so what better way to make the most of this all, than by attending one of the many superb RSVP singles events ?

So far this summer our members have been treated to the thrills and spills of a Katakanu challenge, hit the slopes in style with snowboarding lessons and enjoyed a night at Leicester races followed by live entertainment by Bananarama and Rick Astley.

RSVP singles events members are certainly hoping for this lovely weather to continue as there are some fantastic events still lying in wait throughout August and September. Spaces are already filling up fast for Blindfold & Opposite Driving and our visit to see Dad's Army (The Lost Episodes) at Tolethorpe Open Air Theatre is proving equally as popular.

Fancy something new to try? A great day of country pursuits lie in wait for our singles events members, with a day at an Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting School.

Singles Club and Dating Agency RSVP offer lunches, dinners, walks, activities, tours, shows, party nights and bike rides to name but a few! So no matter what type of event you are looking for, RSVP will certainly be able to offer something to enjoy amongst fellow like minded singles.

All of our singles events are only open to members, so you can be sure we've already met everyone and that they're genuinely single. Plus, every one of our singles events is hosted, so there will always be someone there to introduce you and guide you through your first couple of events.

So why not give RSVP a try? Fill out an enquiry form online today, it could be the start of a fantastic summer and beyond!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

New and exciting singles events with RSVP

It looks like summer may finally be here, so why not make the most of the summer months by trying something new on an RSVP Singles Event?

The latest singles events calendar has just been published and includes a great mix of events and activities for all our members to attend. Whether it be a relaxed midweek mix and mingle, a trip to an open air theatre or a high adrenalin activity such as snowboarding, there really is something for every member to come along to and enjoy amongst fellow like minded singles.

The latest RSVP singles events calendar comes with the new and exciting addition of 'RSVP Exclusive Events'. This new and much anticipated addition to the calendar means that the events are exclusive to RSVP members and save you money!

Could you fly a complete circuit of a major airport? From the safety of the cockpit, attempt to take off, climb, circle the airport and then land the aeroplane - in the simulator of course! Fellow attendees will then mark you on your efforts and a certificate will be awarded to the best pilot of the group. This Northamptonshire singles event is coming up in August.

School days are the best days of your life, as the saying goes. So why not take a trip down memory lane at the unique Black Country Museum? The perfect West Midlands singles event for our members. You will experience a traditional school lesson, fish and chip lunch and then enjoy the Dudley canal tunnel boat taking you through the limestone caves.

If you are a little nervous about attending an event, don't be, as all of our singles events are hosted by an experienced RSVP dating and singles event member. The hosts will help ease you through your first event and impart some words of wisdom to make your first experience that little bit easier and more enjoyable.

If you're not already an RSVP member don't panic; just request a sample RSVP singles events calendar, look through and see what takes your fancy! Join now and you too could be enjoying the benefits of the exclusive events and all the other fantastic hosted singles events and activities.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Enjoy the summer with RSVP singles events

When the events team here at RSVP set about the task of putting together our singles events calendar, we consider including many different types of events and activities. Both our singles events members and dedicated RSVP hosts put forward many great suggestions which we would love to include, although many of them are dependant on the great British weather!

So now that preparation has started on the summer editions of our calendar, we can start to look at booking more outdoor activities which give our members the opportunity to socialise amongst fellow like minded singles whilst enjoying some much needed sunshine.

Our latest calendar reflects this for the upcoming months with some fantastic, eagerly awaited outdoor events. For our Leicester singles club members, an evening's horse racing at Leicester Racecourse followed by live entertainment from Rick Astley and Bananarama already looks to be one of the most popular with tickets running out fast!

The more adventurous and somewhat braver of our members are also keenly awaiting the trial flight at Buckminster Gliding Club - a excellent Lincolnshire singles event location. This is an ever popular event which allows our members the chance to share a once in a lifetime experience. Events such as this certainly give members a good topic to begin conversation with each other and we continue to receive great feedback, as well as some fantastic pictures!

Another great feature of being an RSVP events member is that you are not restricted to attending events just in your area. Frequently our members enjoy travelling to London to attend a variety of London singles activities ranging from tours, shows and walks to the more traditional evening meals. Already very much in demand for June is the Undiscovered East End Tour of London, where you get the chance to visit hidden locations off the tourist trail and hear harrowing stories about East End gangsters.

These are just some of the many events available to RSVP singles events members. So why wait, request a sample calendar today to see what other great events and activities you too could also be attending this summer and beyond!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

All the world's a stage!

It might go by different names including The Law of Attraction, the Golden Rule, or even Karma but, simply put, if you want a positive outcome, you need to attract what you want into your life by aligning your thoughts to the outcome you are looking for. Positive thinking works!

Anyone who knows me well will be aware that I like to set myself challenges. I believe that life is for living and I don’t want to sit in my rocking chair as an old woman thinking about all the things I wish that I had achieved. However, when I was young I would always think about the negative and was afraid to try new things because I was worried about failing or about people laughing at me. What I have discovered with age is that people may well laugh at me when I try things – but I laugh a whole lot more myself – and that makes me feel great! So, I have tried to concentrate on the positive feelings in my heart and thoughts in my mind and rather than worry about what others might say about me I know think about my own future and how I want to feel, as well as what I want to accomplish.

So, now, I pay attention to those feelings that leave me feeling good and not to those that don’t. This can be most clearly demonstrated last week, when I appeared in an amateur production of Anything Goes. I love to dance and perform but, as a youngster, I never had the confidence to stand on stage and do so – my performances were restricted to my bedroom. Since reaching 40, I have decided to get rid of that demon and do some of the things I never had the guts to do. So, I have now taken some dancing exams and have sung and danced in front of an audience. Yes I was nervous – but I did it! And what a feeling it has left with me.

So, why am I telling you about this? Well, we are always talking to our RSVP members to get out on our many singles events because we know it is such a great way to meet potential new partners. And many of our members are initially horrified at the thought. But, if I can get up on stage and dance – you can come along to a singles event! What’s the worst that can happen? You might just have some fun!

And, take the moment I forgot my steps in the middle of a dance; I thought everyone would notice, but, actually, if I hadn’t mentioned it, no-one would have noticed! I just kept smiling and carried on!

So how do you cope with attending a hosted event where you don’t know anyone? You want to make sure you are really focusing on the positive outcomes and do your best to push the negative out of your mind. The huge benefit with RSVP singles events is that everyone's single, so they're all in the same boat as you; the big negative thought that the person you approach is already attached just isn't there. The positive thoughts will make you much more receptive to experiencing positive feelings. Then you will start to relax and enjoy yourself. And when you are smiling and having a good time you are much more attractive to others.  

And remember that seemingly unrelated and inconsequential encounters can have a great significance as you pursue your dreams. You might not meet the partner of your dreams at your first event - though there are plenty of RSVP success stories where that has happened - but you'll surely make some more friends and they may know someone who might be just right for you. In today’s world of instant gratification and microwave popcorn, we need to take more time to focus on persistence while we remember that those things that happen easiest or fastest are often not the best.

How successful is RSVP?

One of the questions I am often asked is how successful we are? There are lots of ways to answer that depending on what question is really being asked? Some people want to be reassured that they are joining a real organisation with a good reputation, especially if they have had a bad experience with an online site. RSVP has been successfully matching people for over twenty years and many of our new clients come to us as recommendations from friends and family who met their partners through RSVP.

Other people are curious about the nitty gritty of their membership; how can we run so many events? How does the matching process really work? I think that the popularity of our hosted events is due partly to the variety of activities offered in each RSVP singles events calendar, partly to the care we take to keep a good male to female ratio of attendees and partly because all events are run by an experienced host. As to the matching process, I think the secret is simple: its done by real people not just by entering search-terms into a database. All of our matchmakers are experienced at looking at your personality, your qualities and interests and are experts at predicting who will get on well and how to avoid those bad dates.

Most commonly though, the question really being asked is will I really meet my partner? Of course we can't give guarantees; love is not that predictable but yes it really does work. We have many many success stories of happy couples in lasting relationships. Sometimes this happens quickly; more often it takes a bit more time but each week couples put their membership on hold to concentrate on their new relationships. Many couples meet through their introductions. For others attraction happens on events; sometimes in an instant and other times as a slow burn. Someone told me recently how friendship turned to love quite unexpectedly after over a year of casual meetings at various events.

So although there are no certainties in life the more you put in the more you get out so why not give RSVP a try and see if you could be one of our future success stories?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Spring into action with RSVP singles events

Spring is fast approaching with everybody hoping for an improvement in the weather! Once the sun does start to finally shine, what better way to enjoy it than by attending an RSVP singles event?

The new RSVP singles event calendar for April - June 2013 is now hot off the press. Packed full of exciting hosted events and activities, there really is no better way to meet fellow like minded singles.

Looking through the calendar you will find an exciting mix of high adrenalin activities and relaxed informal evening events. Whichever you are more suited to, there really is something for every member to come along to and enjoy.

Throughout April, May and June you can enjoy a wide range of events such as:
  • Sunday Walks and Cycle Rides
  • Evening Horse Racing
  • Walking Weekends
  • Evening Meals at Country Pubs
  • Exclusive RSVP Summer Ball Weekend
These are just a selection of the many events available to RSVP dating and singles events members.

Not a member? Don't panic, just request a sample RSVP singles events calendar so you can see what you have been missing out on! Once you're are member you too can choose from up to 50 hosted events and activities per month.

If you are a little nervous about attending, don't worry, as all of our events are hosted by an experiences RSVP host who will help ease you through your first few events. Also, we offer the chance to attend events alongside an RSVP Buddy, so you'll never feel left alone at anytime.

Spring yourself into action and start enjoying life as an RSVP singles events member!

Friday, 18 January 2013

RSVP Valentine's Ball

Valentine's is just around the corner and here at RSVP we are expecting love to be in the air at our exclusive Valentine's Ball!

After receiving some fantastic feedback and watching so many of our members enjoy themselves at last year's Valentine's party, we thought it best to arrange another black tie event.

The newly refurbished Holiday Inn, Weldon, Northamptonshire is the setting for our much anticipated Valentine's Ball, and if last year's event is anything to go by then this is most defiantly an evening not to miss!

RSVP members attending the event will enjoy a sumptuous three course meal followed by dancing until the early hours.

There is even an opportunity to enjoy other members company further with a relaxed Sunday morning stroll along the picturesque Welland Valley, taking in some fantastic views of Harringworth Viaduct.

There's also the option of stopping off for a bite to eat at the George and Dragon pub, in nearby Seaton before it's time pick up your bags and head home.

If you can't make this event don't worry as their are some fantastic events coming up in the January - March 2013 calendar for RSVP dating and singles events members. So why not kick start your new year by attending some events and meeting fellow like minded singles?

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dating: the science

Guest post from Harriet Barnett of Nottingham Trent University:

RSVP is one of the most successful dating agencies that has an abundance of success stories from members, but what makes these relationships so successful? My name is Harriet Barnett, I am a psychology student from Nottingham Trent University in my third year conducting my final year project into what factors make relationships successful. I am hoping to find several factors that support previous literature showing that factors such as intimacy, trust and similarity - to name a few - contribute to this.

Very kindly, RSVP have allowed me to interview several of their previous members who have now met their partner. These short interviews are then transcribed and analysed and will be presented anonymously in my report, which is proving a delightful task at the moment – one I know many of my fellow third years would look at me strangely for saying! The interview – or as I prefer to call it – casual chat – includes questions regarding the formation and maintenance of the relationship as well as the features of a relationship that ‘make it work’.

Once the report has been completed and I have finished my third year (a terrifying thought at this moment in time!) in the summer, I will be presenting my anonymised findings to RSVP, who will no doubt pass them on in this blog! Meanwhile, if you have any questions or thoughts please feel free to share them with me through the RSVP contact page; it’d be a pleasure to hear from you!