“It’s like musical chairs but not as juvenile.”About halfway through the evening she and a friend who helped organize looked at the room and saw everyone mingling, animated and happy. Balcaen said more than 50 people have already signed up.
“I think the wine helped a little bit,” Balcaen said with a laugh. In 2017, online dating is a huge business, with sites catering to people of different backgrounds, interests and ages. She tried online dating, but found it time-consuming and disappointing.“It’s very difficult to make a real connection with someone on a computer.
Though the first mixer was well attended, Balcaen admitted it can be challenging to attract men to singles events.She has great family and friends, but believes people are meant to be in couples.She saw a need for an event where older singles could meet in person, away from the online dating world.When the buzzer rings, you have the option to choose whether you’re interested in your date as a friend, a match, or not.So if you meet someone that night who could make a great wing man or wing woman, it’s a great added bonus. Join Mingle2's fun online community of Saskatoon senior singles!Browse thousands of senior personal ads completely for free.Find love again, meet new friends, and add some excitement to your life as a single senior in Saskatchewan.Register FREE to start connecting with other older singles in Saskatoon today!The wine tasting attracted 17 women, but only four men.“It was supposed to be six men but two of them jammed out at the last minute,” she said with a laugh. It’s definitely out of the guys’ comfort zone.”At the initial event, the women in attendance polled the men to ask what might attract more to take part.Some of the suggestions were snooker, beer and wings. She said she’s not sure if there are any sparks flying yet among participants.