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The more, the merrier!

Widen your social circle and meet new friends at these great activities or fun group events

By April Zara Chua

These days, SDNTrust accredited agencies are offering a more casual and relaxed approach to getting like-minded people to meet and form meaningful and genuine connections.

Activity-based events focus on injecting elements of fun and purpose to each gathering. Fabrique Love, an SDNTrust accredited agency, offers five different types: outdoors, games, chill-out, overseas and volunteering events.

Gina Lee, Events Manager at Fabrique Love, cites its outdoor events as one of the company’s most popular offerings. “People are thinking more about their health nowadays, and many are looking for good outdoor activities to try out. Our trail outings double up as an opportunity for them explore new areas in Singapore while meeting new people,” she says. The agency has also started collaborating with various partners such as the People's Association to organise meaningful volunteering events. “Participants find it more enjoyable when there is a purpose to the activity. At the same time, they get to create more meaningful shared experiences with other participants,” she adds.

With more options available, it’s now much easier to take that proactive step to widening your social circle!

Perks of activity-based group events

  • You will have the opportunity to meet a lot of new people in a single event. Most group events will include an icebreaker activity and group rotations to allow all participants to get acquainted.
  • It is less stressful and awkward compared to a one-to-one meeting. Since it’s a group, you won’t be put in the spotlight the entire time. Once you’re at ease, you’ll be able to have better conversations!
  • You can get acquainted without the intimidating atmosphere of being on a date. Without the added pressure of trying to impress the other person, you’ll be more relaxed and can just be yourself.
  • You’ll gain experience from the activity and form meaningful friendships after your shared experiences.

Did you know…

Thirteen SDNTrust accredited agencies organised 642 events in 2016 – a 23 per cent increase from 524 events organised in 2015. There was also a 21 per cent increase in participation rate last year with 15,393 participants as compared to 2015!

Group activities we love

Here is our pick of fun group events you’d love:

Christmas Charity Shopping by Fabrique Love


16 December, 1pm–7pm

‘Tis the season for giving! Join like-minded individuals on a shopping trip together to buy gifts for children from lower income families. The festive season is the perfect time to give and receive love. Fees will go to the purchase of gifts, and the event ends with a Christmas party.

The Joy of Giving Party! by Lunch Actually


21 December, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Love Actually presents a gift-exchange party that’s sure to put participants in a jolly Christmas mood. Attendees can get acquainted with one another through games and let loose for a night of festive fun – just come with a smile and a gift!

X’mas Eve: Under the Mistletoe by Dating Moments Pte Ltd


23 December, 3:30pm–6pm

Enjoy the festive season as you get to know others in Dating Moments’ Christmas party. Of course, it’s not a party without some presents – so don’t forget to bring one for the gift exchange!

One on One Dinner Dating @ Happy Pancakes Café (Welcoming 2018 Special) by Singles Mingle Pte Ltd


29 December, 7pm–9:30pm

Meet new people and bond over a three-course dinner and free flow drinks at Happy Pancakes Café! The event will be facilitated by Singles Mingle, who will ensure everyone gets the chance to rotate partners during designated times. Ring in the new year with new friends!