FAQS

Who Are We?
Why did we start Park Place Singles?
What is Park Place Singles?
Are you a dating or match making service?
What makes Park Place different from the other avenues available to meet singles?
What type of people join Park Place Singles?
How do you continuously find new members?
What are your expectations of members?
Are you expensive?

Are We For You?
I have no problem meeting people. Why would I want to be a member?
I'm not sure if I want a serious relationship. Would your membership be for me if I just want to make friends and date around?
I'm shy - or - I do better 'one on one'.
Are there other members my age at Park Place Singles?
What makes a member successful?
Do you have a conduct or dress code?
I am currently separated from my spouse and plan to divorce. Am I able to be a member?

Safety and Privacy Issues
Do you guarantee my safety?
What are your policies about confidentiality? How do you protect my privacy?

Activities and Events
What activities are available to me at Park Place Singles?
What are the Community Service volunteer activities and do I have to participate?
I like to get involved, can I participate or volunteer in a more active way?

Additional Member Benefits
What is the Member's Only portion of this website?

Contact Us
How do I find out more?


Who Are We?

Why did we start Park Place Singles?

The concept of Park Place Singles came from the input of many us and those we interviewed who are single, professional, all ages and from all walks of life. It became quickly evident that the overriding attitude is that once out of high school or college (the largest singles arena there is) where do you go to meet other quality singles?

Statistics show that 54% of the heads of households in America are single today! If that's the case, then we are part of an ever-growing majority of the population, yet our main question contiues to be... "So where is everyone and why do I still feel like I live in a world of 'couples'?" Those questions are the reason the singles 'industry'  - Internet Dating, Speed Dating, Matchmaking, and on and on - has virtually exploded over the last 20 years.

Park Place was formed because many of us want a place where we can have fun while meeting & socializing with other quality singles. A place that is outside of activities we do with our married friends. A place that is affordable and offers us options that suits our individual time constraints and interests.

Some of us would love to find that 'soul-mate'. Others of us are content with great new friendships. BUT ALL OF US are simply looking for a fun, more safe way to meet others. Park Place Singles accomplishes this without compromising the needs of our busy lifestyles.

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What is Park Place Singles?

We are a local social organization formed BY Singles FOR the benefit of Columbus Singles of all ages. Park Place Singles is what the members make it. There are 1 - 2 Member Happy Hours (Social Hours) each month, enabling members to get to know each other in casual, fun group settings. Members can also sponsor fun and varied activities and events where we can all meet, play, socialize & network with others who may share our interests.

Ultimately, Park Place is a great place to make new friends and form great relationships.

Peace of Mind is an added benefit through the National Criminal Checks performed on all member applicants.

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Are you a dating or match making service?

No. We are NOT a dating or match making service. Who knows better than you, what you are looking for? Besides, many of us has had the experience of those wonderful 'blind dates' set up by well meaning friends & relatives - and they're supposed to know us better than anyone else would!

We are simply and effectively a Singles Organization that provides what we believe to be a safer, more fun way for all of us, as unattached singles, to meet and socialize with others who share our interests!

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What makes Park Place different from the other avenues available to meet singles?

If you've been reading up to now, the answer might already be obvious - but there's so much more!

Dating services, matchmakers, speed dating and other services can be effective for some people and we certainly don't discourage anyone from getting out and meeting others by all types of venues. We also feel that, while we may ultimately want to find the 'proverbial soul-mate', we don't want to make that goal our 'second career'! We know that if we are given the opportunity to do the things we enjoy with other sharp Singles - our chances of finding that significant 'other' is much greater.... AND we'll also have a great lifestyle until we do!

We set out to form a strong and ever-growing Singles 'community' that is condusive to having fun and meeting other sharp singles who have similar interests and backgrounds to ours, but a great thing happened along the way... we got that & more! We got members with heart! A heart for the organization, the other members and the community around them.

It's great to interact with other sharp singles in a variety of activities - whether it's dressed up at a wine tasting; dressed down for a volleyball game or wearing our 'hearts on our sleeves' at a volunteer community service day. It makes it so easy to be 'friends first' and to know if there's that 'chemistry' before committing to an uncomfortable 'first date'.

At Park Place Singles, we may not all be looking for the same type of relationship, but we are all looking for a better way to meet & socialize with others.

Park Place offers you :

  • Activities and events, sponsored by members, that allow you to relax and have fun while meeting many other singles face-to-face. Whether you are looking for your soul mate or just looking for quality singles to socialize with, Park Place can make it an exciting journey - not an excruciating event!
  • Peace of Mind knowing every potential member is pre-screened through a National Background Check. (This one makes all our mothers rest easier!)
  • Confidentiality. Information is exchanged only when members chose to do so themselves.
  • Access to the fun & interactive private Member's Only section of our web site which includes:
    • On-line Members Directory - allows members to confidentially post a current profile and picture and to review current profiles and pictures of other members. This enables you to see individuals you may be specifically attracted to or who you may share common interests with.
    • Singles Forum - members communicate with each other in fun and entertaining topics - you can also private message each other through any part of the member's section.
    • Events Calendar - keeping you 'up to date' on all that's available to you as a member.
    • Archived Articles

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What type of people join Park Place Singles?

People like you. Sharp singles who would like to meet and socialize with others who share your interests.

We are in our late twenties, busy with professions; we are in our thirties and forties, busy as single parents and we are in our fifties and sixties; reeling from divorce after 20 years of marriage.  We are lawyers, accountants, hair stylists, business owners and sales professionals. AND we are much more... we are people just like you.


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How do you continuously find new members?

Our best source for finding new members is word of mouth - our members love the organization and tell others about it.! In addition, we advertise in local publications and promote our organization through fliers, brochures, and the media.

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What are your expectations of members?

It's simple. There seems to be a common thread in what our members show & appreciate receiving: Respect - online & off, honesty, common courtesy & open communication.

We are interested in you having a successful Park Place experience. The wonderful couples who have 'found' each other through Park Place, have done so through attending the activities. Attendance and participation at the events is crucial for your success. Does that mean you need to attend every function to be successful or that attendance is mandatory? No, but - It is easier to meet others if you are at the same place they are!

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Are you expensive?

Not at all. There is a charge to cover our costs, but as we stated before, the organization wasn't formed to be a 'Singles Business' but an organization to benefit Singles of all ages. Many singles spend more on monthly internet dating sites than you will pay to be a part of Park Place.

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Are We For You?

I have no problem meeting people. Why would I want to be a member?

We have found that for many just like you, it's not a matter of having a problem meeting people. it's a matter of having people to meet! Chances are pretty good that if you were completely satisfied with your social life, you probably would not be reading this.

Think about it. How many single people do you personally know - of the opposite sex, in your age group, who have interests similar to you? By increasing the number of singles you socialize with, you are increasing your opportunities to meet others who like to do the things you enjoy and who are looking for the type of relationship you would like to find.

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I just want to make friends and date around. Would your membership still be for me?

Definitely! Although not every member is looking for the same type of relationship, every member is looking for the same thing- a better way to meet quality singles and the ability to do fun things with them! At Park Place , you'll have the opportunity to do fun and interesting things with fun and interesting people!

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I'm shy - or - I do better 'one on one'.

Most people are a little shy. Very few people are willing to jump on stage and belt out a song in front of an audience! However, you can rest assured that at our activities, hosts & many of our members make every effort to help any new member 'break the ice' and find a comfort level conversing with other members. After that it's up to you to participate at the level you are comfortable with.

In addition, you'll be excited about our Members Only part of our website, where you can review profiles of other participating members prior to an event. It is much easier to talk with someone when you already know things about them and have mutual points of interest to discuss. Remember that everyone is there for the same reason - they are single and would like to meet other fun-loving singles!

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Are there other members my age at Park Place Singles?

Only if you are over 21 and under 120! (OK, maybe over a 100 is a stretch!)
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What makes a member successful?

Everyone's definition of success will be different. For some, it will be finding their soul mate; others will feel fulfilled when they have made some great friends they will have for years to come while participating in fun and interesting activities. Regardless, of your definition of a successful experience at Park Place , it boils down to attitude, action and opportunity . We provide the opportunity; you are in charge of your attitude and actions (showing up!).

With today's hectic pace, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to meet other quality singles. Most people go to work, go home and do it all over again the next day with an occasional night out with friends. The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Are your current methods giving you the results you are looking for?

Our membership is perfect for today's busy lifestyle. People would rather spend their limited free time with other quality singles-instead of looking for other quality singles. Make a decision to get involved in the activities and events that interest you; show a genuine interest in others; and above all.have fun! Then you can't help but be successful in your Park Place Singles experience!

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Do you have a conduct or dress code?

Yes, member conduct is something we take very seriously. If a member becomes obviously intoxicated, rude, obnoxious or unruly at an event they will be asked to leave. If it becomes a pattern, their membership will be terminated. We also ask that members dress specific to the event they are attending.

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I am currently separated from my spouse and plan to divorce. Am I able to be a member?

We only accept members who are not married; however, please feel free to give us a call to set up your confidential interview once your divorce is final.

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Safety and Privacy Issues

Do you guarantee my safety?

NO organization, company, background check or even police department can do that! If anyone ever tries to get your business by saying they can. run fast and run far! Because our members are valuable to us, we do everything we can to make it as safe as possible for you by the steps we outlined above. However, even background checks can only go so far.. The rest is up to you! It is important you use common sense in ensuring your own safety. We will also be giving tips on safety in our newsletters from time to time. As always, you're welcome to contribute any good ideas you may have for the articles or even on classes we'll make available to our members!

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What are your policies about confidentiality? How do you protect my privacy?

Park Place Singles never reveals any private information given and will not give out phone numbers, addresses, or places of employment. The only time confidential information will be exchanged is when our members decide to give it themselves.

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Activities and Events

What activities are available to me at Park Place Singles?

At this time, Park Place hosts two social or 'happy' hours a month. These are held at local bars & restaurants.

Also offered are Member Sponsored Activities (MSA's). Our members can either post special activities on the Member's Message Board or contact the Activities Co-ordinator to post an activity on the Member's Calendar of Events. These have ranged from White Water Rafting, to Card Nights, Professional Sports Activities, Volunteer Activities, Wine Tastings & more!

This is a member organization; but more than that - it's our member's organization - meaning you have the ability to influence and / or plan what activities are available for you to participate in - whether they are activities you are already interested in or maybe you are ready to experience some new things! At Park Place, you are able to enjoy the activities you love while forming positive friendships and relationships with others!

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What are the Community Service volunteer activities and do I have to participate?

First of all, no, you don't have to participate. Every activity at Park Place Singles is totally voluntary. You choose those that fit with your interests and schedule.

Park Place Singles is an organization formed from the personal philosophy that charity begins at home - to us, that means essentially that charity begins in the hearts and minds of every individual. We believe that when you give freely of your time and resources to those who are less fortunate, you get back so much more! We don't force this philosophy on any of our members, but have incorporated different activities and venues our members can choose to participate in if they wish. Once again, it's fun (and somewhat enlightening) to see each other in different levels of social activity - whether that's playing in a sport; attending a social event; or just plain 'rolling up the sleeves and helping on a charitable volunteer project'.

I like to get involved, can I participate in a more active way?

Absolutely - our Activities Coordinator and Charitable Coordinator are member volunteers themselves! If you would like to assist them or simply choose to help to 'host' social hours, helping other members feel comfortable, we would love to have you.

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Additional Member Benefits

What is the Member's Only portion of this website?

This is a private area of our website, available only to our members. Here, you are able to post your current picture and profile and to view the pictures and profiles of other members. This area is totally confidential and only first names and member numbers are used to identify any member. No other personal identity information such as last name, address or phone numbers are revealed. We let you exchange that information with any one individual when you are ready. Many members find it beneficial, as well as fun, to be able to see and read about people they have already met or have a potential of meeting at the events!

This area also has a Message Board and Chat!

A fun example of how this can work: Bob was searching profiles and was attracted to Mary. He learned from her profile they had much in common. Knowing what her interests were, he was very comfortable approaching her at the next event.

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Contact Us

How do I find out more?

You can email us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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