Friday, April 22, 2011

Making Friends in the Lehigh Valley

As the weather warms up and people begin to emerge from their winter hiding places, it's prime time to make friends, platonic and the other kind.

I just received yet another e-mail from a single person wondering how to meet people in the Lehigh Valley. How is it that so many of you are trying to connect, yet you don't seem to be finding one another?

Here's a serious question for loyal readers: Would you be interested in attending a social event with other people you know are transplants, hosted by a few friendly natives?


  1. Anonymous4/22/2011

    Watch out for these single events especially in the Lehigh Valley. I joined a dating service there and paid a huge fee and was set up with a convicted felon. My "date" had spent a year in prison for breaking into his x-girlfriends home and assaulting her boyfriend at 3 am. Buyer beware - you should get in writing that a background check will be done not just rely on a dating companies website. Watch out - please check with the Better Business Bureau about complaints prior to signing on the dotted line. Now I'm in for a huge lawyer fee but will see that justice is done so another single woman will not be put in this position.

  2. I've always thought it would be a cool idea to get some kind of monthly dance party going at one of the museums. All it would take is a great hip hop DJ and a free beer promotion for like an hour at the beginning of the night. Could do it at the Sigal museum on the last Saturday of every month and maybe try to get Weyerbacher to sponsor it.

  3. Y-E-S.

    After being here for a full year now, I'm slowly warming up to the area. It's HARD to break in to the making friends when so many young people in the Valley grew up here. I'd love for an event of some sort to meet some more people in the area!

  4. For the record, I wouldn't know the first thing about hosting a dating service or a singles event. :)

    Anonymous, I'm sorry you had such an awful experience. Without knowing the name of it, I can't verify your statement. But being cautious is never a bad idea.

    Jon, when I lived in DC, my job responsibilities included throwing parties in museums. Not sure whether Barb would be down for the exact promotion you mentioned but we should explore this idea further over drinks.

  5. Anonymous4/25/2011

    Lehigh Valley Transplant - The name of the dating service is "Perfect Partners or All About Singles" They are both the same and now run under the name of Perfect Partners. In my opinion, this business is clearly selling a product which they can't deliver and they should be held totally accountable for their actions.

  6. Anonymous5/15/2011

    YES. I think it's a great idea, but it doesn't have to be a specifically a dating service. We'd love to meet other couples to socialize with, but have found it difficult to meet people. I think any casual event where you get a bunch of people in the same place would be fantastic. Count us in.

  7. Anonymous5/15/2011

    I would love to attend a social event to meet other LV transplants. It's definitely hard to meet people around here. Something casual and not just for singles would be great!