Liz Doyle, Managing Director of The Fine Dining Club is launching Northern Ireland’s biggest singles event for people across Northern Ireland. Taking place in the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast on Saturday 27th April 2013 at 7.30pm, this is the perfect place for singles to meet. Tickets are available to non-members and cost £100 each and include a Champagne Jazz Reception, three course dinner with wine, a DJ and introductions to lots of singles in your age group. With equal numbers of men and women at each table, you will meet lots of new single people in your age group.
The club is attracting interest from professionals in all sectors and has recently branched out into the rural market via The Country Dining Club.
The 43 year old decided to set up the event, entitled ‘Spring Fling’ after many discussions with singles of all ages who were trying to find like-minded partners. According to a survey by leading U.S. psychology professor Eli Finkel, an associate professor of psychology at Northwestern University, there is no substitute to meeting face-to-face. Liz Doyle from the Fine Dining Club explains that these findings apply to people here in Northern Ireland:
“There is no substitute when trying to find love to meet face-to-face. Interestingly, 60% of online profiles lie about their weight and 48% profiles lie about their height. More than 19% have a different age to that on their drivers licence. According to Professor Finkel there are two problems with online dating. First, pouring over seemingly endless lists of profiles of people one does not know, as on Match.com, does not reveal much about them. Second, it overloads people and they end up shutting down *.
“A lot of research and studies out of the US are now proving that indeed the way to see if you like someone is to actually sit, talk and spend some time with that person. It is a ‘numbers game’. The more people you meet, the more chance you have of finding love. But I strongly suggest you start with ‘like’ and go from there!”
Indeed Liz reveals that the online dating industry is in decline:
The US Online dating industry, which is a $700m per year industry, in 2000 it was a growth industry with 70% increase in revenue. By 2006 that had slowed to 10% and is now projected to be downward growth trend. However Matchmakers in the US are posting growth figures. **
Liz adds: “If the US arguably leads Europe in popular culture trends, is the way forward in the UK and Europe to have matchmakers? Who can blame people if they want to meet the ‘old fashioned’ way that is - in person?”
Liz who has successfully arranged three marriages, two babies, over 50 ongoing relationships and more than 1000 dates in her four year history suggests that people should give it a try - come along and have fun, have a chat, see how someone interacts with you and others.