What is Social Dining?
Have you ever gone to brunch or dinner with a group of friends? If you answered “yes”, then you’ve participated in Social Dining.
Social dining is when a group of people meet at someone’s home or at a restaurant to enjoy a meal together. It is the use of meals specifically as a means to connect with others: eat to socialize. Brunch, dinner, and supper parties are popular examples of Social Dining events. The location is as important as the quality of conversation, people, and food. A friendly atmosphere and a good meal enrich the social networking experience.
Social dining differs from a dining club in the sense that it is not exclusive, but promotes an inclusive atmosphere. Friends and strangers alike can share the social dining experience either at someone’s home or at a restaurant.
What is BlendAbout?
In a nutshell, BlendAbout is Social Networking – offline. BlendAbout’s Social Dining service matches people with common interests into small groups for meals at restaurants.
BlendAbout will schedule group meals for you and 5 other people that share your interests, at restaurants in your area. A small intimate group allows everyone to comfortably connect and make new friends, meet potential business partners, or maybe even find that special someone. There’s no limit to the number of group meals you can attend in your area. If you are traveling for business or for fun, we can arrange group meals for you in your destination city.
We aren’t a typical social networking service. You can invite your existing friends to BlendAbout to join you in your social dining adventures. However, our primary goal is to help you build a network of new friends from the people you meet at your group meals.
The core BlendAbout experience is meeting REAL people in person and sharing a REAL meal together. We feel that the internet is an incredible tool that allows people to connect in so many ways. However, it seems that people are connecting more often in a virtual environment and less often in-person. We strive to bring back the ancient art of human connection.
Great Food + Great People = the Ultimate Pairing.
How to Make New Friends using BlendAbout
Creating an account takes less than a minute. With a few simple clicks of the mouse you’ll be on your way to starting your REAL social dining experience. It begins similarly to any other social network: by entering basic information your account has been created.
Then just tell us a little about yourself, such as the type of food you like and what types of things interest you. The more specific you get the better we can match you to other users for group meals.
If you don’t want to attend group meals alone, you can invite a friend and create a Blended Profile with them, so you can attend group meals together.
If you’re only available on certain days, you can visit the Group Meals section to let us know when you’re available.
See a specific user that you’d like to meet? Add them to your wishlist. If they wishlist you as well, you could meet them at your next group meal.