Forget online dating, a local events company has created a new opportunity for singles to ditch online platforms and get together in a classy, respectful environment.
While it may seem ‘old school’, creator of The Key Boutique experience, Jenny Bevis says it’s time to create opportunities for respectful face to face dating opportunities.
“The Key Boutique has evolved from a massive social problem of where people are becoming jaded, if not already from online interactions, they are Tinder tired and currently don’t have the platform to meet people in a respectful space to be themselves,” Jenny said.
“Meeting people shouldn’t be up to the control of a tech giant’s algorithm.
“Secondly, we’d like to use the opportunity to help develop creativity, confidence and genuine connections in this space.
“As much as I love technology, our research shows that people have become bruised by the digital disruption specifically when it comes to meeting new people.”
The Key Boutique experience is also designed as an alternative to the pub and night club scene where it can be difficult to decipher if people are single or not.
Jenny has already launched her first event in Melbourne last weekend, and the feedback for positive.
“The launch in Melbourne was unreal!” Jenny said.
“When people arrived, they were welcomed by our friendly hosts, given a drink on arrival and taken under our wing.
“We really focus on enabling conversation and help to inspire people to leave their checklist at the door”
“What was so cool to see, was that every single person was respectful to one another, chivalry came from both genders and within minutes into the event people went from being a little shy to feeling like they could really let their hair down and hold quality conversations.
“Women were approaching men, men were approaching women – it was so inspiring to watch.”
An Albury event is next on the radar, to be hosted at Duke’s Hidden Secret on 14 July.
“It’s a funky place and perfect ambience for what we are after,” Jenny said.
“We have a huge spike in interest and expect it’ll grow!”
There are plans to host events every six to eight weeks depending on demand.
“We will also be roaming up the coast and look at other regional and metro areas where we can expand our network,” Jenny said.
“In addition to this, we plan to collaborate with other professional and local services which can add value to the consumer in the lead up to and post event.
“We see this becoming a part of people’s lifestyle and intend to drive a positive impact.”