This group is amazing. I relocated to Atlanta with my company and I knew there was a lot of fun things to do here, but who wants to do them alone? I must confess, I am newly single too, so having fun with a bunch of other single people gave me hope of meeting someone special. I have already made friends I treasure and I am never, ever bored and lonely. There is something to do every single day of the month. The director screens the membership, so you know you're meeting great people. Being involved has changed the way I think about this town. When I first got here, my first few months were pretty boring. I heard an ad on the radio and I had an appointment the next day. I just know I am on the road to something good.
Posted: 5/02/2013 • Link to this review
Please do not waste your time meeting with these people. They are unprofessional and want you to fork out thousands of dollars just to join. Then there are monthly fees on top of that! The woman that interviewed me was rude and pushy. Don't waste your time meeting with these people, and definitely don't waste thousands of dollars signing up and being bound to some crazy contract!! Use your time and money on something better!!
Posted: 4/05/2013 • Link to this review
I am a newly single, professional woman. I have a fascinating career to which I am very dedicated, a beautiful home and a loyal dog and after spending Valentines' Day with Max (my super-smart pup), I decided to go to Events and Adventures. I really had no idea what to expect, but the lady I met with was wonderful. She took the time to get to know me and find out what I have to offer. Weird, I expected some kind of sales pitch, but it was more about making sure it was a good fit. I couldn't believe all the cool events they have available. There is something for everyone. It is also good to try new things that you wouldn't have thought of doing on your own. The staff is so supportive. I get the feeling they really care. The other members are as amazing as I am...haha. It isn't free. Plenty Of Fish is free and there are cheap internet sites, but I feel better meeting people I can feel safe with and the staff is really encouraging. I feel like I am part of something really special and I don't spend any more boring weekends in front of the T.V.! I have a feeling next Valentines' Day is going to be a whole lot better.
Posted: 2/26/2013 • Link to this review
I went in with the expectations of my world being opened up to new possibilities. While they offer a very outwardly attractive service in a very well furnished office, you can see why with the prices they charge. I went in for an interview and not only was the salesperson high pressure, the fact that I had to listen to their entire spiel just to get prices was a big red flag for me. The salesperson went on and on about how they have "exclusive" deals with the venues, restaurants, and companies that they work with, but for a minimum 1 year contract at $250/month, and a 4 year contract at $150/month, it really isn't worth it. During the pitch I learned that there are "affordable" event fees (from $15 to $600 or more). Wow! As far as I'm concerned, I'd already be paying through the nose, there definitely shouldn't be any extra fees. I can understand a cruise or a tour of Europe, but just to get in to a restaurant is absurd. When the prices were revealed at the end of the hour long spiel I was totally shocked. When I said I'd like a business card, I was asked what I would do with my money instead. Whatever I need to! Especially, when there is no breach-of-contract clause! In these tough times, they must be joking! Save your money and just get the nerve to ask someone out. That's what I'm doing. At least I will have the money in the bank to pull out all the stops. They have a 60% female clientelle in the Atlanta market because they price fiscally prudent men out of the equation.
Posted: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
I was a member 4 yrs ago for almost 2 yrs. I recommend it to everyone and it was the best thing i ever did for myself. here is why: I was divorced at 36 and newly single, wanted to go out and have fun. My friends were married or dating or just interested in the hangout-dinner-movie-bar scene. Nothing wrong with that and I enjoyed it too, but it became same thing all the time. I wasn't really meeting any new people just drunk guys at bars that only wanted one night stands that had the same cheesy line for 10 girls in the same night. I joined as a gift to myself. This was MY time. I needed to have fun and meet some good people, and I DID. Many are still some of my closest friends, plus I did a lot of things from braves games to team trivia and happy hours to bigger things like skiing in Jackson Hole, hanggliding and ziplining. I was making MEMORIES. Best of all, I met a great guy. We saw each other at a few events, got to know each other, became friends and saw each other out in non-date situations where we could really see each others personalities. We are now celebrating our 2 year anniverary and have a beautiful baby girl. I have never been happier and owe this all to making that choice to, for once, put ME first. It really wasn't expensive when you think about everything I was already doing. I was probably spending $100+/wk on going out, dinners, bars, movies, etc. This was cheap by comparison, and frankly a better investment considering all I did and meeting my guy. :)
Posted: 9/28/2011 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
I should have known that E&A was a terrible idea when the sales rep wouldn't discuss with me the cost of joining over the phone. She insisted that I take time from my work day to drive all the way up to North Atlanta before I could find out how much the service cost. The sales rep did a great job selling- in 45 minutes of cheerleading, she convinced me to fork over several thousands of dollars to have the "opportunity" for E&A to plan my activities. What a waste. If you are at all able to use google, you do not need this service. E&A will not refund any amount of your money, no matter how dissatisfied you are with their customer service, their offerings, or the other E&A members. When I called to discuss canceling my membership and getting a refund- the rep told me that it was not an option, that I needed to give it more time because it was a "process" and required time to see the membership benefits. Our call got heated because I felt duped and like I had been screwed over- but the rep raised her voice and yelled at me over the phone. She told me that if I felt duped by the sales rep, law provided me 3 whole days to cancel the transaction. It was confusing- on one hand she was telling me that I must give E&A more time, more time, more time... on the other she was saying, "if you didn't like the service, you had 3 days to cancel it." E&A is a waste of money- and a lot of it. The staff is unprofessional and has terrible customer service skills.
Posted: 7/28/2011 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
I joined this group and did not pay attention to the contract. The monthly fees are expensive and so are the events. Even though they advertise some "free" events you still have to pay your way once you are there. Also there is no getting out of the contract. So if you join whether you are satisfied or not you are stuck paying for this crap. I have found unfortunately after the fact that I can find things to do much cheaper and things that I like. Their calendar does not cater to all I dont think the events/concerts are very diverse. I hate that I joined. Dont do it!!!They are so secretive about the information they give before you come in because you probably would not go if you knew up front of the costs
Posted: 4/05/2011 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
I joined E&A several years ago and all I can say is, "No regrets!". I had just recently moved to Atlanta and did not know anybody. Now, I have plenty of friends I met through E&A. E&A has gotten me to do things I thought I would never be interested in. I have gone ziplining, taken a cooking class, saw the Phantom of the Opera. I have even done a circus workshop! Did I mention we get great seats at great prices? Last week, I went to see the Nuclear Cowboyz at Philips Arena. We were the 5th row away from the stage and we only paid $19. The normal price of the seats were $40. So if you're single and want to experience more than your senses can handle, join the club!
Posted: 2/13/2011 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
All I can say is beware of fees and how much it costs. Really look at the information presented to you before you sign anything. It costs money to join on the spot and then you pay a membership fee every month and then you have to pay for the events in addition to that (most average anywhere from about $25-$75). So you'll probably end up paying about $120+ at the minimum per month just to be a member, whether you actually participate in any event or not. You also don't really have to be single. You just can't be married. You can be engaged, in a long term relationship etc. but they still want your money so you can still come and you can even bring your boyfriend or girlfriend. Apparently that's encouraged. I think the biggest red flag is that they bulldoze you into joining in the interview. If I could redo it, I would have walked away and thought about it before signing and then wouldn't have signed because the only opt out clause is your death or moving where there isn't a E&A office in something like 100 miles. Overall, they do offer some cool events, but it's expensive and they lock you into contracts for years at a time (literally). Also, the thing that is very disappointing is that the group rates for events are ridiculously high priced and most of the time can be accessed for much cheaper on your own.
Posted: 12/13/2010 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
I'm still recovering a sunburn! The best one I've ever had - but a sunburn nonetheless. Last weekend was spent on the beach with new friends, great food and the potential for romance. Since joining Events & Adventures last month, my whole life has been a whirlwind of meeting new people and going on one excursion after the other. Our group has so much in common. Some of us have children who are in middle school and some of us have kids going into college when the semester starts again. Some are lawyers and some are librarians while others are in law enforcement. A few of love to fish and others enjoy the wine tasting parties. Whatever it is we're doing, though, you can be sure there's a lot of laughing and great memories being made. With all that said, I can honestly and sincerely recommend Events & Adventures to anyone who's looking to find romance and make new friends in the process. No matter what our professions or backgrounds are, everyone in the group is looking for a healthy and loving relationship that's built on trust and faith. I think we all agree too that it exists - but you have to get out there and be sure you're open for it. I read an Events & Adventures review before I joined and the young woman spoke of how beautiful her wedding was and how it was all possible because she made up her mind to attend a mixers party. If she hadn't attended, she might have not met her husband. It was all I needed to inspire me, too.
Posted: 7/27/2010 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
With my line of work, there is very little in my life that is predictable. Dating is often a series of apologies through rushed phone calls that start with, "I'm so sorry - I know we have plans tonight, but - " It wasn't fair to the men I'd agreed to go out with and it wasn't fair to me. I figured I'd be better off just steering clear of the whole dating scene. On a whim, almost a year ago, I come across an Events and Adventures review online. I went to the site and realized there was an office nearby. I called, made an appointment and explained the employees the same tired old story I used to tell men who were bold enough to ask for a date: my work schedule is unpredictable, I can't make any guarantees and I don't want to complicate things for anyone else. Instead of the cautious and stumbled reply of "Oh. Well. OK. Let's just see how it goes", I got a very nice woman laugh and tell me it's no problem and that they, along with the Events & Adventures members, would look forward to seeing me whenever it fit into my schedule. That alone was reason enough for me to be sure I hit the cocktail part the next night. Life's still crazy but even crazier is the man I met, who ironically is in the same line of work and "gets" it. And as dorky as it sounds, I have found my soul mate. We still have fun.It's what works for us and we have only Events & Adventures to thank.
Posted: 7/25/2010 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review
Hi all. I've tried to put into words my experiences with Events & Adventures. There have been so many great times with people I wouldn't have met any other way. I was relocated to Atlanta for work and moved outside the city. Not only that, but I travel across the country a lot, so I spend time on the road and in the air. I knew no one here and was very lonely. I missed my friends and my family in Florida. I Googled "activities for singles in Atlanta" and the first thing I saw was an Events and Adventures review from a former client (I learned later she was a former client because she got married to another Events and Adventures' former client). I entered into the group with the idea of meeting some new friends and told myself it'd be a bonus if I met a good guy. I have the greatest social circle of friends now and recently started a relationship with another member. I now feel connected and I love living here. It even feels like home now! The variety of activities we've been able to enjoy has helped me really get to know the city and all it has to offer. I'm very busy and the convenience of having events pre-planned makes it so easy. My schedule is incredibly crazy and I live life in sort of a "last minute" kind of way. Free time gets filled up easy with all the choices on the calendar. I especially love the trips! The staff at the Atlanta office is so friendly and accommodating. They work well as a team and are great people to get to know.
Posted: 7/15/2010 • Last edited: 4/30/2012 • Link to this review