- 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.
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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.
- Verified customer
Misleading business conduct
I joined the City swoon membership for one year, but only been to their event once, I found out it was very misleading and disappointed. The event was poor organised, attendees were randomly matched and meet up, you "had" whoever turned up that night - As other's said, chance is similar as you met someone on a bus stop, it doesn't worth the money. Kindly remind others, please do your homework and check other negative reviews before you go ahead, Not worth the money. Last, be-careful joining their membership!!! After I moved to oversea, they st...ill charged me membership without any notice, when I raised my concern immediately, they didn't sort out the problem professionally, just ignored, ignored, ignored! Very unprofessional and Poor business conduct!
I attended one of the Brisbane social events. I was nervous and attending by myself. This ended up probably one of the best nights out I've had in a while. The six meets were well coordinated (even though I wasn't), Made friends with a few people and had a genuinely fun time once I got over my nerves
An Amazing Experience!
I have been to quite a few of the City Swoon events and I find them amazing! The team on the night are always professional, friendly and will happily have a chat after the event to get some instant feedback, which I think is a great way to gain a feel for how everything is going.
It's such an awesome way to meet new people, whether it be a new BFF that you might meet on a "wingman" round or your actual dates - which are just people that you wouldn't meet in a normal night out. I can't wait til these guys introduce me to the man of my dreams #...
Great way of meeting sinlges
Having attended a few of these events, I can safely say that the company is professional and the venues chosen are quite good. The company provides events for various age groups ensuring that when you attend an event, you are bound to meet girls within your age range. The use of the mobile phone to provide your dates for the evening shows that this sort of speed dating can be fun rather than the conveyor belt style speed dating that most companies provide. As a bonus, differing from the one glass of champagne served by other companies, there is freely flowing alcohol throughout the event as well as decent food snacks served mid-event.
A good way to meet a general mix of people over drinks
I write this from the perspective of a female in her early 30s. The review is for 3 events between Feb 2017 and June 2017.
This is a good way to get out and have a few drinks and a good time.
I found half the men attending were not looking for long term relationships. At least one man at an event would happily openly say he was looking for a quick hook up after.
I found around 20% were the cliched short fat men you meet at speed dating.
Quite a few lied about their age (up to 5 years less), this is usually men in their late 30s or early 40s. Cityswoon should introduce some kind of ID check.
Well organsied, Fun and Value for money!
I would like to highly recommend the City Swoon Speed dating nights! They are really well organised by friendly staff; So much fun and great value for money! Over the night you normally meet between 5 to 8 people around your age group; your drinks are included and some food too. I have been to 2 of these events so far and would continue until I find that special someone!
Poor value, the other speed dating companies are much better
There is no tightly matched matches. You just meet whoever is there that night and unfortunately for me were men completely Incompatible with me. I have had better luck just going to a bar on a friday night and chatting to strangers. And for $89 at city swoon it is really poor value despite finger food and unlimited drinks (there is only so much you can drink particularly if you are driving). The other speed dating companies around are much much cheaper and you get to meet more men around 12, while at cityswoon you only meet 6-8 and many of these attend the other speed dating events anyway so i have met them before.
Attended first event last week, highly recommend. Whole experience felt respectful and unpressured. Intimate but at same time spacious venue - food/ beverage fine I believe, though honestly I was too busy having a nice time to need that component. I'll be back, simply appreciative of an evening of face-to-face conversation & connection without all the frustration & angst that accompanies online interaction. As far as I'm concerned, that's quite priceless.
I will try one more event
Time poor and seeking someone active means I finally tried "speed dating". The venue was not nice. I was served a $9 gin and tonic with the bottom of a tonic bottle with completely flat tonic. I got a replacement. I could not sit comfortably as "seating" was rough wood covered with cloth. I eventually found stools. Yes I sound fussy but at $89 it's exxy for deep fried potato and sparkling wine. I was not formally introduced to a host but the app made it easy to meet everyone. As it was obvious we were speed dating mixed in with normal patrons it felt a bit odd. People were pleasant. I met people more my type at Fri night drinks later in the week for less expense. I will try one more event at a classier venue.
The Adventure dating was a great night, I went alone and the hosts were super supportive and present which made the initial phase of the night less daunting! It ran seamlessly & have nothing but positive feedback for the event - the fact that I met someone and we're together 6 months later is just a bonus considering I went along 'for a laugh'. Well worth the try for a fun night out, who knows what might happen!
Meeting new people and creating opportunities
I’ve been to 4 events now and have been satisfied with them - how its run, time spent talking/getting to know your date, venue and its location, light refreshments offered when the event reaches half way mark.
I’m a non-drinker so I can’t comment about the venue drinks menu other than to say that non-alcoholic drinks were available and they were ok.
In my experience, I’ve found the event hosts to be friendly and helpful.
The only thing I would say about the venues that I’ve been to is that the music is just way too loud. When I’ve ask...ed a staff member or event host can the volume be turned down, this has usually been done with no problems. None of the other guests seemed to complain about the music being turned down. After all, don’t you attend these events to meet other people over listening to music? At least my throat is not dry and sore as was my experience when I attended a traditional speed dating event!!
Great way of meeting new people
I have attended four city swoon events and it has always been a fun experience. The hosts are friendly and helpful throughout the events. The events are well-designed so you get just enough time to chat with your dates. The venues have great vibes too. I also had opportunities to meet people who work in same profession and extended my professional network :). Last but not least, I met my gorgeous boyfriend at the last event. I would definitely recommend it to a lot of my friends. It is a great way to meet new people and have a wonderful time.
Worked for me!
I've been to three or four Cityswoon events and met my lovely girlfriend at the last event I attended. I found the format really good and a bit more fun than the traditional speed dating - instead of being seated with the guys rotating around it's less formal with the person you're dating next being texted to you. I'd encourage anyone to give it a go - it can be a good way of getting back out there.
Best way to meet someone
I've been to a couple of CitySwoon events. The events are great fun - you meet lots of interesting people and get to explore some cool bars you might not otherwise know about. You might also meet someone really sexy and fall in love like I did. The app works really well and the format means you go on 6-8 dates in one night. You can message people through the website so you don't need to share contact info until you're ready. I've recommended CitySwoon to everyone I know and even some people I don't know that well who have told me about struggling to meet someone!
Rude women who you get matched to multiple times
I went to a cityswoon speed dating event. I have been to a few of them. I noticed a woman I have met before at another party. Another guy who has also been to events before also knew this girl. We both quizzed her how did she like the other event And she got really upset. She didn't want to admit she had been to another event. I had to actually show her a photo of herself on the app to prove she had been before.
A few of the other women are also long time speed daters because they ask the same old qualifying questions, what do you do for wo...rk, where do you live, etc. etc. The biggest problem with city swoon is that you get matched with the same woman multiple times if you attend a few events. Also the app they use always crashes and goes down so everyone is left scratching there heads who to date. Overall it's easier and better to meet women in bars or clubs.
Questions & Answers
Hi. I have been reading many reviews around your business Unsubscribe option. Some are from tech savvy people as well as other challenged tech people. As a business who repeatedly states it has its clients best interest at heart and that you are not just about the money, wouldn't CitySwoon respond to feedback by placing a single tab named Unsubscribe with the same tab line up as Profile, Home, Events etc. Then clients can just hit the tab, end of issues between clients and yourself. You may like to add a pause membership tab, which would be attractive to clients...nitrate a fee if you want to reactivate their membership after preselected time slots. Membership recruitment and retention would improve. I also read you were a small business competing with other larger companies...so why mimick them when you can trailblazer a truly new and exciting upcoming change in your services as suggested above?
Transparency and good customer service in a timely manner is what will put your business in front.
Good luck. But until changes like the above suggestions are made, you are no different or more appealing than all the other online dating sites.
Customer Care C.Cityswoon
Hi Nat, thanks for the suggestions. We're making some great additions to the memberships. We are actually very different to any dating site in the world since we offer live matched dating. This is unique and effective and it's the reason we've grown so fast and members get a big discount on tickets :)
Thank you for your response,a lthough I think it is quite generic.
I can tell from your reviews that people have a lot of fun at events, making friends and socialising with others in their age group. But your service seems to provide more of a purpose for individuals to go out because they know they belong to a group invitation. Individuals may be more hesitant to simply go out to pubs and bars where live bands or other events are put on by proprietors of venues. Your service meets that niche. However, the reviews track poorly with regard to actual matching people of similar comparability. Comments?
Also, I find your options for events demographically narrow. I can assure You, given the right venue and event that you would have people above the age of 46yo interested in comparability matching services you advertise.
Hello Cityswoon, I just attended my first online speed dating event via Zoom. Just wondering as to what happens next. Do we get a follow up email on how to contact potential daters?
Disregard this message, I have received a follow up email on how to contact potential daters. Thanks.
Customer Care C.Cityswoon
Hey Boyd, glad you got it:) Please let us know if you need any further assistance - we are much more responsive on our customer email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I went to a video speed dating yesterday night. Two of my female friends already had access to matches but even now 12 hours later I don't despite being promised immediately after.
I've emailed and tried to ring CitySwoon from 9am which is when it said it was open according to Google Places. https://www.google.com/search?channel=trow2&client=firefox-b-d&q=cityswoon
However I haven't been able to contact CitySwoon.
A bit disappointed that you get my money and then have poor after event service. I was thinking of doing it again in the next few weeks but this has me thinking again?
When does CitySwoon open?
Customer Care C.Cityswoon
Hi, I believe this was resolved for you now. Thank you for your patience. we understand that would have been very frustrating for you. We are doing our very best to work with new tech and processes and actually built a new page yesterday to enable you to communicate. This is all very new to us. Best of luck catching up with your new connections :) Thank you for being with us though this big transition.
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