by Janet L. Jacobsen
It was interesting to see that the Fountain Hills Social Club has cancelled
their dances while they look for a new location. I dont know the
details but I know there are lots of pitfalls to holding a big event in
the same location every time. Sometimes the owner gets to thinking it
is the location thats making it successful, and not all the work
youre doing, and they want to raise the price, or take over the
event. Still, its hard to find suitable, affordable locations for
a good size dance. The group does definitely plan to continue their dances
and we wish them good luck, because there is certainly a need for such
If you have a business, the odds are that about 40% of your customers
are single, since thats the proportion of single adults in the U.S.
population. If you have a business thats of special interest to
singles, or you have a product or service that targets singles, you should
be advertising here in Single Scene. Our ad rates are very reasonable
(just $15 per column inch) and placing your business ad in Single Scene
gets results - see Maria Swans letter to the editor this issue!
In addition to specializing in the needs of the single home-buyer, Maria
does a great thing for all her customers - she holds an annual Valentines
party for all the singles whove bought homes from her. What a great
Marias obviously a smart busi-ness person in another way. She has
kept her ad in for almost two years. Some business owners place an ad
here and there in various media for one time, and then say advertising
doesnt work. Its keeping your name in front of your key customers
that counts. Over time they come to know where to find you when theyre
in the market for your product or service. Plus long-term buys let you
take advantage of multi-issue price discounts.
In this issue youll find our annual Great Dates list of inexpensive
($7 or under) things to do around the Valley. Low cost dates are a great
idea for the first few dates especially; it takes a lot of the
pressure off both people. Of course, you can combine several of these
ideas together too!
Next issue: hundreds of things to do FREE. Be sure to pick it up! Better
yet, subscribe today so you wont miss it!
And if you have ideas and suggestions for inexpensive things to do on
dates, wed love to hear from you. Keep in mind that while I frame
these as date ideas, they are also fun things to do with your
friends, or your kids!
Congratulations to Dave Gorman and Calculated Couples for another suc-cessful
annual Singles Fair & Valentines Ball, held on February 1. The
Singles Fair (and the Singles Showcase in the fall) are important events
to expose singles to the many groups and businesses serving them in the
Thanks also to all the folks who filled out our survey at the Singles
Fair on what is a date, conducted for Dr. Paul Mongeau in
the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU. We should have a
preliminary report on the results for you next issue.
The spring has sprung, the flowers are flowering! Get out and enjoy our
beautiful desert while its beautiful. (Summer is coming.)