When it comes to online dating, anything that makes it easier to take the connection offline and in person is definitely worth a try. Match.com’s Stir events across the U.S. are geared toward this and now the website is adding a game night series to the mix.
Match has partnered with seven board game manufacturers to provide singles with a combination of icebreakers and party games. The series joins the site’s wide range of Stir events, with activities for singles such as DJ lessons, city-wide food tours and MLB baseball games.
"Single people are the lifeblood of the party game category," says Brian Turtle, VP of Sales at Endless Games. "Working with Match.com helps us reach this important market by connecting us to singles on opposite ends of the age spectrum, from 20-somethings to boomers and beyond."
To make it easy to concentrate on mingling and enjoying the game, tables are set up in advance and include easy-to-read game instruction cards, so you don't have to fumble around with lengthy, confusing directions. Match.com facilitators lead singles through the games.
Players rotate from table to table between rounds, giving everyone a chance to mix and mingle while playing up to seven different games. Attendees are also provided with a selection of games to play on their own as icebreakers, while connecting with other singles.
Game night events are taking place now through the fall at bars and restaurants in select cities including NYC. The Stir series is only open to Match.com members and their guests. You can learn more about local Stir events here.