We are in the business of connecting human beings for meaningful conversations.” One of the biggest reasons why Harvard Business Review and Biz Bash both remarked on how C2 Montréal stands out as a great networking event is largely due to Brain Dates.
Yes, more and more conferences are offering social apps to their participants, but Brain Dates go far beyond supplying an app.
However, when asked, many people cite networking as their number one reason for coming to conferences, so avoiding networking is not the solution.
Sometimes it just takes something or someone (or both) to facilitate the connection.
Most so-called “free online dating sites” or “freedatingsites” aren’t actually free.
Normally what the sites offer is a free trial period of say three days, or the opportunity to create a free profile.
So in May last year Aileen stumped up £1,295 for membership.
It offered her “unlimited personal introductions” to men serious about finding a relationship.“My daughters said online dating wasn’t good for me anymore, so I started looking for alternatives.” Aileen then came across Searchmate, a bespoke dating service which featured on the first series of Channel 4's The Undateables.It claims to offer a “safer and more credible alternative” to dating websites.If you have a profile other members can see it and contact you.Usually this includes the ability to send you messages.This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).