At only 22 years of age Sarah Kathryn Smith, the owner and founder of Eight at Eight Dinner Club, came up with a unique concept. Her idea was to arrange dinner parties consisting of four single men and four single women. The concept is fun, unique, and it really works. Instead of the pressure of one-on-one dating, Eight at Eight Dinner Club selects a compatible mix of people. Our members meet for good food, engaging conversation, professional networking, and a chance for a possible love connection! We host dinners at various restaurants all over town. We also have locations in Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
BDD: How do your events differ from other events?
Eight at Eight Dinner Club is a membership organization. We try to keep an equal number of men and women in our club, so that our female clients can actually attend the events that they are signing up for.
We guarantee that our clients will never sit with the same person twice. So every dinner has a different vibe because it consists of a completely different group of people. We are a small business, and we really try to get to know our members. We have hostesses that attend each event to make introductions and purchase the first round of drinks. Our clients like that a familiar face will greet them before each dinner.
BDD: What would be your number one tip for our members who want to try your events?
We have some clients that get asked out all the time. These people are friendly to everyone. They are excited to be at the event. They smile and make an effort to engage the entire group. Get on board with our service; if you think we can help you find love, then it’s much more likely we actually will.
BDD: What do you think is the number one mistake people make when dating?
One of the biggest mistakes people make is to believe that love is something that just happens. We’re taught to work hard in every other aspect of our life, but many people hold onto the idea that eventually
love will happen to them. Relationships take work-meeting people, getting to know them, and determining compatibility. If you’re not meeting enough people or the right people, then you need to try something new.
BDD: Can you share with us a success story?
Eight at Eight takes credit for over 200 marriages, thousands of first dates, hundreds of serious relationships, dozens of first kisses, and even a few children. Check out of success stories at http://www.8at8.com/happy-couples.html.
Dating is a numbers game. We occasionally encourage our clients to give online dating a try, but for busy professionals, searching online profiles can seem time-consuming and overwhelming. It takes a lot of work to set up a date with someone you’ve met online. And that’s the benefit of Eight at Eight Dinner Club; we get you face to face with four potential matches at every dinner. Check out www.8at8.com for more information.