An unusual housewarming party
April 7, 2011 6:42pm CST
I am reading a book about online dating at the moment. In the book there is a story about a guy who had an unusual housewarming party. He just moved to another city and he didn't have any friends, so he decided to invite strangers from an online dating site instead. He sent out invitations and about 25 people showed up at the party. They had never met before, but they had a great party. What do you think about his initiative? If you were a member of a dating site and received an invitation to a party where you didn't know the host or any of the other guests would you accept the invitation? Would you think that it was a great chance to meet new people? Would you be too shy to go if didn't know anyone? Would you find it too risky? Share your thoughts :-)
• South Korea
9 Apr 11
Nope I wouldn't go to the party. It is too risky for me. And the other thing is, I don't feel too comfortable around people I don't know but that isn't the main reason why I would reject the invitation. It's just too risky and scarry too, who knows if there really will be a house warming party or something else. I don't trust people easily.
9 Apr 11
I would also find it risky to go a that kind of party. If I don't know the host at all it is hard to know what kind of intentions he has. It could be a totally harmless party, but it could also be some kind of trap or scam. I have met people from social networking sites in real life, but I don't like to meet in a private home the first time, I think that is too risky. The man from the book knew that his idea was unusual, when he invited people from the dating site, he didn't expect a lot of people to show up and he was surpriced when people said yes. Some girls even showed up alone, I would have been too scared to do that.
• South Korea
10 Apr 11
If nothing happened there, i guess it was good but still I wouldn't go. I have never met people from the internet. Sometimes it's difficult for me to trust people I know, so someone who I haven't even seen, no I couldn't trust them.
• United States
8 Apr 11
Glad to hear his party was a success, as for me no I would be too scared. lol It is too risky to do something like that if I did not know anyone and invite them to my home. Maybe it is just me but I don't think that is safe I would be too scared because there is no telling who actually the online people are. For me to be in a new home and new surroundings and to have strangers would seem like I would potentially be some sort of target to robbery later.
8 Apr 11
I think that it would be interesting to meet a lot of new people, but I would also be worried about my safety if I participated in a party like that. The host of the party had no bad intentions at all, he just wanted to have fun and meet new people, but I would still find it risky to go a party in his home when I had never met him or even talked to him. I wouldn't know anything about his personality or his intentions and it I wouldn't know if it was a safe place or not. I have met online friends before, but we always meet at a public place, and I think it would be a little different to go to a stranger's home, I would find that risky.