City Swoon Crew thanks for a good night
So my first City Swoon dating experience began with much enthusiasm and ended with deflation.I must admire the dedication of the City Swoon staff, and their welcoming and hospitable nature.I found the event easy to navigate for the most part,but if I required assistance staff were more than happy to oblige.However finding a date remotely interested in me seemed almost impossible.Again as is the case with many events of this type the attitude of the clientle derail its ultimate progress.I will be back again,however will not be counting on dates to ensure it is a good night.Plenty of good people at the event to socialise with.This is a big plus.Well done City Swoon keep up the great work.
Good in theory. Business model is designed to take and keep your money though...
Comprehensive review ahead!!
In essence, Cityswoon offer facilitated random meetings at an organised event. Is it worth $89 full price or $59 discounted with a subscription??? You decide.
Let me cut through the PR so you can decide for yourself whether it's worth getting involved with CitySwoon.
Singles Events are essentially like being at a friend's party where the host comes grab you every 12minutes and says, "Hey, I want you to meet my friend, they are single and I think you'd get along..." - in this case however, the friend is your pho...ne. You "check in" at the start of an event and then at the appropriate times, your phone flashes up a picture of the person you are to meet next. Your picture will flash up on the other person's phone and then you both seek each other out and introduce yourselves. A general location is also given which is helpful. Hopefully you've both used recent and representative photos otherwise it could be a struggle! This phone driven process is novel and more high tech than a classic speed dating scenario... but it is almost certainly just as random as classic speed dating.
Haven't found Mr Right yet but hopeful so far
Since I had a negative experience with the first company I tried, I wanted to make sure I left a good one for the company I left them for... Haha I've been having a lot of fun. Been to 2 events so far and my 3rd is this coming Thursday. It's just good to get out there and meet people. Some dates are 'anecdotal' (to put it nicely) but it's also been good just to get out of my own social circle. It's a good night out regardless and I kinda wish I'd had the guts to try this sort of thing sooner. I was a bit tired of online dating because you waste...so much time getting to know someone without even knowing if you'll have chemistry in person. I can see myself finding someone this way. Which is nice! Also, the hosts (from the little I've spoken to them) seem nice and helpful. Events are organised well enough. No issues so far.
Great way to meet new people...and fun!
I've been to a couple of these and it's actually turning into my favourite way to meet new people. Overall the vibe is fun and relaxed, everyone I've met has been super nice and chilled, and the hosts are pretty friendly and helpful. I got to meet people I wouldn't get to meet otherwise and see if there's chemistry, which is really all you can ask for. The venues have been awesome and I've found a couple great new date spots to keep up my sleeve so thanks for picking cool bars! Some drinks are included, as well as some nibbles you get to have d...uring a break (which is a good time to get in a cheeky flirt with anyone you've been eyeing). Although I haven't found someone I super connect with yet, I'm still going to hit a few of these up since I feel it's really good value...and you just never know who you might meet! 1 night with 8 dates versus weeks of endless chatter on an app (that never seems to materialise in a date) is a bit of a no brainer for me. Can't wait for these guys to do one at a dog friendly venue!! (Hint hint)
- Verified customer
Worst date night company I have ever used
This company do not provide you with 'matches' they allow paid members whether they are your match or not to contact you, and the same goes for the date nights. All it is is random members paying and then being thrown together. They do not check the identification of the males (or the females) to make sure they are within the age range they say they are.
The organiser on my event was 15 mins late, and I to go find her, because they had moved the event without notification to indoors, because it was 'rainy'. Her excuse was it is organised by ...
Huge waste of money
The description of the event itself is completely misleading. We are told it is $89 for unlimited drinks all night and delicious canapés and then you have time after the speed dating is over to hang out and mingle more. The "delicious canapés" was a cheese and cracker platter. When we asked they said this venue doesn't serve food - not sure why they cant update the description then? We also thought you received open bar for a bit of time afterwards to mingle. A soon as the last date officially ends, the bar ends. You don't even get a chance for...one drink after unless you pay. And they only have 2 bartenders, so unless you want to miss your date or have it waiting online at the bar, the only time you can get a drink is during the food break. At least theres not food to eat so you don't have to choose between food or drinks! During the dates we also found out a large amount of men that were there only came because they got last emails and texts with minute deals due to lack of numbers and and figured it would be something to do. Easy to say, we didn't find any good prospects! The matches that we got didn't make much sense either - not sure how that was worked out.
Not good value. Wouldn't recommend.
Good. 10 min dates is the perfect duration, not too short and not too long. Venues are spacious. Mobile interface is good, allows for them to have and move more people, but requires Phone and Internet which can be a negative.
Good. A lot of people in attendance at the event, so even if your dates didn't go well, you could converse with other hopefuls.
Bad. Number of dates, 6 is too low for the night, and some girls had to have 'friendly dates' with other females due to lack of numbers. People I spoke to afterwards, agreed it wasn't enough value...
Not worth it at all
Went to a Canberra event recently for $89 and ended by with only 4 dates with Women. The numbers were extremely lopsided. I don't know the exact numbers; but it was something like 6 Women to 12 Men. Cityswoon match you guys calling them "Wing Men". On the night, I got matched to other guys 3 times.
I am not paying such a high amount to meet other guys. I would have much more preferred the night was cancelled (even at a late stage) than show up for this farce of an event.
Zero talent and average hosts!
Ok so where do I start?
What I found at Cityswoon is it's nasty and too much for what you get! There are a couple of other speed dating organisers that charge half the price with double the quality.
If you're after reasonable looks or more in a partner with some sanity venture elsewhere.
It is exploring vulnerabilities in single people and advertises falsely in their pictures, if you think they look like that then you'll be more disappointed!
My advice is try others and you may just be pleasantly surprised....
Well organised and a fun night
I was really nervous about my first time speed dating but the nerves soon passed on entering. Chris greeted me with a warm welcome and all nerves faded. All the guys were friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was nice to have the opportunity to engage in conversation with compete strangers in a relaxed environment.
Too expensive, poor quality of men, no variety of drinks on tap.
My first ever Cityswoon date night. The guys were already drunk by 8 pm. I couldn't figure out whether it was the alcohol talking or dating jitters. Phew!. A great way to mingle but poor quality of men and they didn't offer ciders. I had to pay for it. The online matching is even worse. I have responded to so many questions without any replies. Frustrating to say the least. I am a single Perth lady ready to mingle.
November 11th 2018 Update: Poor matching criteria!
What criteria do you use when doing the speed date matching? I attended my...second cityswoon recently and i was disappointed with the quality of the men available. Nothing in common with all the guys i was matched with. Majority of them have grown up kids - i don't but looking forward to having some in the near future. Do something about the men to women ratio. Secondly, do your matching based on common values and interests available on profiles.
Great Relaxed Way to Date
After being to many other speed dating nights I found City Swoon the best way to meet new people. The relaxed atmosphere and venues are on point. The Staff running the event and the app used make it very easy to find your next date. I would recommend this over any other speed dating company due to the fact you get more time with each date and dont feel rush in a straight line.
Great fun and well structured
After trying both speed dating and online dating previously, this was a great experience. I was matched with like minded people in a fun and relaxed environment. I met my partner through city swoon and have been with her for 8 months. We are both still amazed that we found each other and are so thankful. Thanks City Swoon
- Verified customer
I have been to quite a lot of speed dating over the years . So to sit for 15 minutes on a date is way too long. 8 dates in total . Food was trash and basic drinks the only good thing was the host. Worst set up iv been too no atmosphere full boring I wanted to leave when I got there. These girls were not matched to me and also they need to check if as fact most were older than 49 Total waste of my time and money. There are plenty of better sites than this and half the price. They indicated 15 dates not 8
I've recommended it to my girlfriends...
I'm no longer single, but after recommending it to yet another girl friend recently, I realised I should probably write a review :P
Cityswoon is a speed dating site which doesn't follow the typical speed dating format. Instead of the ladies being seated with the guys rotating after every 5 minutes, their web app matched me to a subset of guys who met my criteria, who I got to talk to for longer. There is ample time for mingling, however, where I got the opportunity to talk to people I hadn't matched with.
- I found the quality ...
- Verified customer
Great format to meet people in person! Very relaxed and fun.
The event's themselves are well organised and fun natured. I enjoyed all of my matched dates, whether they were successful or not due to the format of how the dates were arranged, for example the way the website gave you the person to find live and then in the date sent you questions so you can score points were fun, it gave us all something to talk about.
I changed my rating to a 5 as I had to speak with customer service around a billing issue. My issue was dealt with fast and efficiently, it was a very smooth process. Based on this level of customer service, it enhanced the whole experience with City Swoon.
Highly recommend for speed dating
After being on the singles scene for a while and trying various different ways to meet people, I would say that Cityswoon is professionally run, has great customer service, friendly hosts and is a relaxed concept - much better than traditional speed dating. I was lucky to meet my partner at the last event I attended! Thank you Cityswoon.
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Questions & Answers
How to join this site?
Customer Care C.Cityswoon
Hi Jenneth, you can sign up for free here: https://cityswoon.com.au/signUp.jsp
Once you sign up, you can buy a ticket to an event.
Do you get matched with the same people if you both attend the same event again?
Customer Care C.Cityswoon
Thanks for your question! Unlike any other speed dating events in the world, we track who you have previously matched before so you don't get matched up again. So, if you are at the same event as someone you have met before, you will not date them again.
Hope to see you at an event soon!
hi,I have a pre-paid android phone that can pick up wi-fi. Is it free wi-fi or do I need a smart phone with heaps of data for the night?
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