Ready to mingle: Quirky singles night in Cork city

Cork woman, Ramona Collins, owner of Something Different Events, is bringing a new way to date to the city.
Ready to mingle: Quirky singles night in Cork city

Wanting to bring a different kind of dating scene to the city, Collins has plans to couple up Cork through games nights, speed dating, mystery tours and more.

FORGET swiping right, rolling a dice may be the new way for singles to meet their future partner.

Cork woman, Ramona Collins, owner of Something Different Events, is bringing a new way to date to the city.

“Special singles nights are a major thing in other countries but has yet to be taken up in Cork,” the event organiser said.

Wanting to bring a different kind of dating scene to the city, Collins has plans to couple up Cork through games nights, speed dating, mystery tours and more.

As well as the traditional board games, she also plans to get singles out of their comfort zone in games like beer pong and treasure hunts.

Collins expressed: “Since the lockdown, people are too shy. Single people are finding it hard to meet people now, they don’t know how to after it all. This is a way to bring people together.” 

Eventgoers can bring a buddy for moral support or fly solo.

“This is a way for people to meet, have fun and not to spend a fortune,” she said.

“There aren’t really many options for dates around at the moment, other than the usual cinema trip or going for dinner.” Something Different Events caters to those over the age of 21 for a majority of the events but also plans to provide for the older age demographic, “who are more serious about settling down,” she continued.

The event organiser also plans to work with the colleges around Cork to provide special student nights.

“I don’t drink myself, so I wanted to create a fun way to socialise that doesn’t involve drinking,” Collins says.

The events company launched earlier in the year with a couple’s painting night.

Here, couples worked together to create a masterpiece and memories that they can treasure for years to come.

The next singles night will take place this coming Thursday, October 6 at 8pm in Forde’s Bar, Barracks Street.

For more information on any upcoming events, visit their Instagram page.

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