I do not deny the popularity of internet dating. However, I have found it can be overwhelming – and the growing number of people, means you have to work extra hard to stand out.
FUSE events encourage people to talk and make friends. Guests may not find love immediately, but they are guaranteed a unique night out; and I believe the experience of an event can stay with you forever.”
FUSE aims to connect friendships at the events, which is why they do not have ice-breakers, games or anything else typically found at a singles event.
The Spring Wine Festival is a perfect example of this: When guests arrive they are given a glass and a tasting card and advised to sample any of the wines that they wish. As they move around the tables, they naturally mingle. They have an instant and easy subject to talk about; the wine. This eliminates the need for an ice-breaker.
The method works. One couple Jon & Melanie met last February and were friends for several months before embarking on a relationship last summer. In February of this year, they moved in together.
Kerry claims the success of FUSE is due to the relaxed approach to the events, taking out the pressure of ‘dating’. She says: “I’m not saying that this is the only way to meet new people, but I do believe that when looking for love, you shouldn’t put any pressure on yourself; meeting people should be fun and finding love; a bonus”
The wine festival is on Friday 25th March at the Square Club in Clifton. Tickets, priced £34.99 can be bought at www.fusebristol.co.uk