National Singles Week is September 21 to 27. (See article in this issue.)
Be sure to celebrate your singleness!
It was certainly a surprise to learn that after 21 years, Central Singles
will not be hosting the annual Singles Showcase this fall. Group leader
Max McQueen has moved from Central United Methodist to Cross
Roads United Methodist (both in Phoenix) and expects to restart the Showcase
next year. (See his Letter to the Editor.)
Since the Showcase was always an important event for singles groups and
organizations to get new members every fall, weve included an article
this issue on how to get publicity - and new members - for your singles
Along those lines, Fountain Hills Social Club recently sent out a questionnaire
to its members for their input on what sort of activities they favor.
I was interested to see their question on what one would be willing to
spend on Valley-wide social dances. The options
ranged from $10-15 to $50-100. Wow.
I think we were charging $7 when we ended the weekly Single Scene dances
a couple of years ago. Of course, thats why we stopped them - losing
money! And we didnt feel we could get the neces-sary attendance
at a higher price. The $15 charge would be in line with many such events
Ive seen elsewhere in the country, though.
Halloween falls on a Friday this year, which means it will be an extra
big night. (Its second only to New Years Eve as a night out
for adults!) Having sponsored Halloween dances for many years, we can
give you some advice if you want to go in costume - and meet people.
The primary advantage of a cos-tume is that it makes it easier for people
to approach you, and for you to approach others, because the costume itself
gives everyone something to talk about. So your attire doesnt have
to be perfect - just interesting enough to show youre part of the
On the other hand, if your cos-tume (or your mask) makes it hard to distinguish
what sex you are (clown costumes and gorilla suits, for instance), you
will have to ask people to dance.
Autumn is upon us, and while the days wont cool down
for awhile, our evenings will be gorgeous. So many restaurants with outdoor
seating, so little time. Enjoy!