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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sleeping Over at the Pajama Jam with Eric and Kathy

With Eric 101.9 PJ JamKathy Hart PJ Jam 101.9

So as a matchmaker in Chicago, I’m often asked where you to go to meet someone. On Saturday night, I attended the Eric and Kathy’s Pajama Jam party at the Fairmont Hotel. This party is a precursor for the many Halloween parties that follow in the next few weeks. This was actually my first time attending this party and I was excited to get dressed up (or dressed down since I was wearing my PJs) for the event.  I got to mix and mingle with various Chicago land singles, most whom I had never met.

I’ve been waiting for an excuse to go the Fairmont, it’s got a nice wine and cheese menu and the hotel is modern and classy. The room for the party didn’t disappoint, it was comfortable for dancing, sipping drinks and appetizers and meeting people to mingle with.

As I tell my clients, after Labor Day, summer is officially over and after September ends, October and November becomes the best time of year to go to the various events. The calendar is full of more events than any other time of the year. There are events that are Halloween themed, exercise related (The Chicago Marathon and the various 5k and 10ks), as well as a few black tie charity events to meet someone before winter hits. Men are known for trolling for women before winter hits, guys have a name of it; they want to “wife up for the winter.”

So since you missed Eric and Kathy’s Party, let me give you some tips on how to meet someone before winter hits:

  1. Try going to something new every week; don’t hang out at the same old bars and meet the same bar flies; Keep in mind you have to give things a chance, don’t assume that if you try something once it’s not worth trying it a second time. Everything can have an off night.
  2. Get a plan in place for Halloween; don’t wait until the last minute to find parties you might want to go to and go to more than one!
  3. Volunteer or participate in an exercise related event; there’s a lot to chose from: The Hot Chocolate Race , Fleet Feet’s Pumpkins in the ParkThe Turkey Day Trot in Lincoln Park  or Chicago’s Perfect Ten are a few major races that are located in the downtown area, but there are plenty more if you live outside the city.
  4. Listen to Eric and Kathy’s ideas for Halloween parties; if they can throw a good party, perhaps they know where some of the good ones are!