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GBTQ Authentic Relating for Singles / m4m (Philly)


Oct 17, 2019
07:00 PM until 09:30 PM


Dating without small talk.


Close the dating apps...

Put down your smart phone...

Join us for the new way to date.

We will guide this group of singles through a series of activities that were purposefully designed to skip the small talk and dive into more meaningful interactions.

You'll have an opportunity to connect with everyone in the room by the end of the night and we'll even handle passing along your contact information to those of your choosing.

This particular event is designed for adults who self-identify as male who are interested in dating those who also self-identify as male (men4men). Check out our upcoming women4women event (others in the works, too).


Here's what past attendees are saying....

"I've tried online dating and it doesn't feel real, and the bar scene is not where I want to meet someone. What [Let's Be Authentic] has created is amazing. Meeting real people and connecting with them on a more personal and authentic way, is much better."

"The activites were so engaging, I was surprise how fast the time went."

"This was my first time at an event like this and I REALLY enjoyed myself."

"I am hardcore introvert so doing things like this just for me is rare and this event made me want to keep pursuing experiences like this one."



The door price of this event is $50 - to ensure there is a spot available for you, it is recommended you buy your ticket online which will also save you money.

**Note: Please arrive between 7-7:15pm. The facilitated portion of this event starts promptly at 7:30pm. If you arrive after this point, we cannot guarantee entry. **



-What is Authentic Relating? Authentic Relating (AR) is a powerful practice that utilizes carefully designed activities to promote more meaningful connection and deeper understanding of one another.   We have handpicked activities from the AR practice that we feel are ideal for a first-time encounter with potential partners.   We do offer Authentic Relating in platonic environments, too. There, participants can explore deeper connections without the romantic intention.   -What should I wear? We recommend dressing as you would for a casual first date. Choose something that you can comfortably stand and move while wearing. Use the same grooming and hygiene that you would for a first date. We request no strong scents be used.   Please note: depending on the venue, we may ask you to remove your shoes.   -How many people will be there? Our events will usually have between 15-40 participants.   -Do I have to be single to attend? No, but you do have to be available for dating (i.e. if you are currently in a monogamous relationship, it would not be appropriate for you to attend).   -How is this compare to regular Speed Dating? Our events differ greatly from other speed dating because during your time with other participants, you'll be guided through Authentic Relating activities that have been designed to help you skip awkward small talk and jump right to having a more connected interaction.   The parts that are similar to speed dating are that you will be meeting & connecting with several people at one event and you will only be given contact information of the people with whom you mutually match.   -What kind of activities will we be doing? The activities will include a variety of things such as verbal sharing, inner reflection, light movement and platonic touch (e.g. hugs). You are invited to participate in as much or as little as feels comfortable.   -What if I don't want to do an activity? Everything we do here is completely voluntary. We expect that you to honor yourself by either modifying the activity or opting out completely depending on what feels comfortable to you and others you are interacting with. -What is your refund/cancellation policy? We offer full refunds up to 7 days before the event.   **Tickets are not transferable. Please do not sell/give your ticket to someone else as it will create issues with matching.**   -Do you offer events for other ages/sexual orientations? Yes! We are in the process of scheduling events for all ages as well as the LGBTQ+ community. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of other events.




View map William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA

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