And while Social Concierge is LGBT-inclusive, if you're heterosexual and dating in NYC or London, you'll know that ratio is drastically different from the bar scene you're accustomed to, where straight women outnumber straight men.
Wereko-Brobby used to live in New York and agreed the dating scene is tricky.
"It's hard to people In London but I think it's much easier to meet people there than in NYC."While she says you'll often see people making out at their parties (I did), her biggest fear with the company is that it'll become a hookup party.
"We've avoided that in London but I think it'll be tougher [to avoid that] in New York, especially because there's a lower price point," she says.
You can't deny that dating is becoming more and more niche, but does that give a chance to streamline the process of meeting someone or limit us?
"Sometime we get complaints from people saying it was awkward they had to walk to up to someone and make conversation, but that's the ."I love this aspect of the party.
Yes, it was uncomfortable at times, but having the mixologists there introducing you to people and knowing that everyone else there is in the same boat and ready to meet people provides a cushion that you don't have at a bar or party.In London, a membership costs /month and its highly-vetted members (they let in about 20-30 percent of applicants) are invited to an event every single weekend, often at London's members' only clubs.In New York, a membership will start off at /month for a cocktail party per month, and they'll be letting in 15-20 percent of applicants. But Wereko-Brobby says there are some key differences between Social Concierge and other selective dating services."We're not looking for finance d-bags," Wereko-Brobby says.Wereko-Brobby says members were allowed to bring a guest in the early days, but that led to friends sticking together and not meeting other members, so you have go to these parties solo."Even if we pitched these as 'cool dating parties', you can't bring a friend," she says.I point to a guy across the room but he's already talking to someone.