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Alhurani “loved the structure of the eventAlhurani “loved the structure of the event

Alhurani “loved the structure of the event

When Alhurani told his mother he would participate in the singles event, “she was very excited for me,” he said. “Family has always been very important for me. The traditional way of meeting people in our community happens through introductions and who you know. ”

It was a beautiful experience and I met a lot of new people

In a survey before the event, they asked about beliefs and preferences, about personality, things you are willing to compromise on and things you aren’t. If they have someone that matches, you are invited to join the event.

“Some people are shy or feel weird or awkward to be at an event like this. But it didn’t feel like that. They break it down for you. From the time you come in, there is structure. You follow instructions. And the guy who was the host was super relaxed and laid back. There are transitions where you switch tables and participate with others in a very engaging way.

“At the end of the event, even if you don’t find someone, it was entertaining and worth your time to be there. ”

A 27-year-old woman from Milwaukee who asked not to be named added, “Leaving aside the whole single aspect, it was a really a good way of meeting new people which I appreciated. Ever since I graduated college, I wasn’t able to attend many events where you can meet people.” She occasionally attends big events at ISM but they are not conducive to meeting potential matches, she said.

She also liked the games they played because “you see a different side of the person rather than just asking them questions.”

She would tell other young women to go to an event like this to enjoy it. “I would say go in with an opened mind. Don’t expect anything. Just be yourself and have fun.”

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