As a single person, it seems that the only times I meet people – or a lot of people in a time span of 2-3 hours – is when I go to the clubs or to the bars. I know…I know…this sounds like and is something I can change and prevent, and it does not have to be the only places or the only ways I should go about in order to meet people. But I must say that it does seem to be a popular way to meet people though.
I can certainly attend functions that do not involve loud music thumpin’, people bumpin’ and grindin’, and people downing alcohol drinks as if they’ve been dehydrated for days. However, when you really think about it, there are not that many public events out there that caters towards the “single and looking” Hmong men and women. Many public events that are held – sports tournaments, themed DJ parties, etc. – leave too much room to second guess ones marital status.
Now, wouldn’t it be nice to attend a function where you know that the attendees are of the same marital status – single and looking? Wouldn’t it be even better to meet in a setting that allows you to walk freely up to anyone, without worrying if you’ll cause havoc due to their unknown marital status?
Due to the obvious reasons stated above, a couple of my friends and I got together and started exploring the idea of hosting an event for the “single and looking” Hmong men and women. We wanted to host the event outside of the bar/club scene. We wanted the event to comprise of adults over the age of 21, and most importantly, we wanted to aim the event to those who were interested in meeting other singles. Thus, we came to hosting the “Mars and Venus” singles event on May 9, 2009 in St. Paul, MN.
The first event drew in over fifty attendees. The ages ranged from 21 to 35, they were Hmong and non-Hmong, they were working professionals and college students, and most importantly, they were single and seeking. Those who attended came suited in their best attire – the women looking beautiful in their cocktail dresses, and the men looking dashing in their suits and dress shirts. Light appetizers and wine were served throughout the night as those who attended got to meet others and exchanged contact information.
Through the feedback we received, the first Mars and Venus singles event went exceptionally well. With this cognizance and the receptive responses, we do plan to host other Mars and Venus singles events in the near future.
So if you are single, and interested in finding out more information about our future events, or about who we are, or would like to be included on our e-mail list, contact us at [email protected] Until then, to the single Mars and Venus, come out of hiding and see you at our next event!
Written by: Kashong Vang