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Saturday, December 13
"Holiday Season" Dinner Party
Ti Amo Café Italiano
in Hoffman Estates


Saturday, December 20
Holiday Cocktail & Dinner Party
Sabatino's
in Chicago


Wednesday, December 31
All Singles New Year's Eve Celebration
Moretti's Ristorante Edison Park
in Chicago


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Are you single and looking to meet other eligible Chicago-area single professionals? Singles you can really talk to, socialize with, get to know and possibly date? Whether you live in Chicago or the suburbs...

We Are a Better Way for Singles to Meet!

Gourmet Connections is the Chicago area’s premier dining and dance club for single professionals. Several times a month, Gourmet Connections hosts fun events like:

  • Singles Dining - Dinner Parties at Fun New Restaurants
  • Singles Dances at Area Restaurants and Private Clubs
  • Dinner Parties with Jazz, the Blues, or Other Musical Entertainment
  • Wine Tastings
  • Ethnic Dining at Exotic Restaurants
  • After-work Singles Mixers

These exciting events create lots of opportunities to meet and interact on a personal basis with like-minded discerning singles in their late-30s through early 60s. At these parties, our members share their enjoyment of delicious food, wine, close relationships, warm conversation and all other aspects of an active single lifestyle.

“The Good Ones Are Already Taken” Myth

For years, female friends would say it was nearly impossible to find "a great guy" in the Chicago area. At the same time, my buddies would tell me "all the good women" were already taken.

From their complaints, it was easy to see why they weren't finding anyone they liked. After all, they kept going to their usual "hangouts", doing the same things they always had. It's no surprise that they had no success in meeting the types of singles they were really looking for. Their efforts only reinforced a negative outlook.

These men and women were in no way losers or lonely hearts. They were attractive, accomplished, interesting and socially adept professionals. They were just in a rut!

Some of them had even tried speed dating events, the Internet, dating services, or even matchmakers. Regardless of how much money they spent, the results were often just a lot of horror stories, wasted time and effort.

So, 10 years ago, I founded a Chicago-area singles club that emphasized dinner parties and dinner dances - comfortable ways for singles like my friends to meet and socialize on a personal basis.

Gourmet Connections is in no way an expensive dating service or matchmaker. We are certainly not in any sense like the personals ads, speed dating events, dating service or Internet dating. We are just a club that provides you a comfortable, relaxing and affordable way to meet and make friends and form relationships over a nice dinner, a glass of wine and perhaps a dance or two. And now, we are part of the SingleSync Chicago Social Network.

There are both FREE and more exclusive paid membership options to the SingleSync Network. Become a member now to take advantage of all Gourmet Connections parties and events. Regardless of whether you choose the FREE or paid option, you can sign up to attend any Gourmet Connections party.

Think of Us As the Ramp Out of Your Social Rut!

Maybe you too are in a social rut when it comes to meeting new, eligible singles of the opposite sex. You might be new in town, looking to date or interested in a long-term relationship. Perhaps you just want to expand your friendships and social possibilities. Why not give Gourmet Connections a try?

Because we host a variety of fun parties each month all around Chicago and its suburbs (see our latest schedule), you can expand your social opportunities. As a member, you can take advantage of a proven, effective way to meet and get to know some wonderful new friends while enjoying a delicious meal, a glass of wine or some great entertainment.

We host most of our events at new, notable and undiscovered restaurants that vary from casual to sophisticated. Our parties generally are just $35-$45, including a full dinner, taxes and tips. And people have told us that they are not just surprised but delighted at how affordable our clubs' events are.

Find out more about joining Gourmet Connections. You will quickly discover that we are a very friendly and outgoing group. Even the first time you attend one of our parties, you won't need to bring a friend. But, after seeing how easy and how much fun these events can be, you'll be eager to share the experience with all your friends. Attend as many or as few parties as you like and meet lots of interesting, like-minded singles, and possibly even the love of your life!

Thanks for considering Gourmet Connections!

Sincerely,
Senny
Jim “Senny” Senhauser
President - Gourmet Connections
“Living a Life that’s Bold and Delicious”


P.S. Why not join us at one of our fun events today? To get started enjoying lots of parties and making new friends, call us at 773-929-6534, or sign up for one of our parties using your credit card or PayPal account online through our secure server. Also be sure to register for our weekly newsletter, “in-Sync,” which tells you all about our upcoming gatherings and much more!



What’s In a Name?

We chose the name Gourmet Connections because we firmly believe in a gourmet lifestyle, especially for singles. Some people think that “gourmet” means something snobby or stuffy. Where that mistaken view came from is anyone’s guess. Instead, a gourmet is someone who understands food and wine and values quality over quantity.

For us, food and wine are just a metaphor for this entire singles lifestyle. If you are just looking to sort through a quantity of potential matches, then the bars, the Internet or speed dating are likely avenues. Certainly, there is nothing wrong with that. But, because our club offers you a more comfortable, in-depth way to meet, make friends and form relationships, you can go well beyond the quick review of faces, hobbies and careers, and get to know other singles personally.


Get "in-Sync" - Sign Up for Our Free Newsletter!

“in-Sync” is the weekly E-mail newsletter for Gourmet Connections and all the SingleSync Social Network clubs. Find out all about exciting upcoming Chicago and suburban events, plus “insider secrets” on dating, singles issues, new restaurants and wines, plus tips for living a life that”s bold and delicious! To join 1000s of other area singles getting this valuable free resource, please provide us with your name and E-mail address to subscribe!










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What Do Our Members Say?

“Your group is a great way to enhance my social life. It’s fun and appetizing!”
—Phill from Chicago

“I thoroughly enjoy your dining group and the special care you give to selecting outstanding restaurants, and a menu that has been given a great deal of thought.”
—Yolanda from Hinsdale

“Thanks for another delightful evening! It is great to belong to such a nice group of people!”
—Diane from Naperville

“It’s great to be a member of Gourmet Connections. Your commitment to quality of food and wine is outstanding. I also like the way you really try to get the male-female balance just right. I’ve met some really nice people. Your events are well run and I will be coming back for another helping!”
—Diana from Chicago

“Great food and great conversation at places around town I might never visit on my own!”
—Hank from Lisle

“Thank you again for creating opportunities to meet other singles. I appreciate all the time and effort you put in to make it such a nice club.”
—Kathy from South Elgin


A Philosophy That Sets Us Apart

At Gourmet Connections, we believe that MORE is not necessarily BETTER; BETTER is BETTER. This attitude, emphasizing the quality of life and all its experiences, carries through to everything we do. We are committed to providing you with the opportunities, approaches and information to help you be at your best in a warm, positive setting. We want you to realize your potential, make new friends and, in the process, perhaps meet that special someone, just for you! Because you too deserve a life that’s bold and delicious!

Gourmet Connections is a division of:
Success Singles Club, Ltd.
1414 West Byron Street #2E
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-929-6534
customerservice@gourmetconnections.com