The more, the merrier!
Widen your social circle and meet new friends at these great activities or fun group
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,”
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
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
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!