Brewing good times to find the right Match: Thirsty Thirties & Thursdays
Gone are the days when matches were said to be made in heaven. Times have changed and so have the rules of dating. The traditional courtship is now undermined and hook-ups have become casual. Marriage is no more a goal to be achieved and rather insignificant for quite a few. Few casual drinks have replaced a movie-and-dinner on a first date. Social Media has played the biggest game changer in the name of finding our soul mate.
But in this ever-changing fast-paced city where thousands of millennials wander in search of true love, is it possible to find the one suitable for you?
I decided to find out by trying it myself. Being new to the city helped in more than one way. I connected to an event Thirsty Thirties & Thursdays which was organized by “ekCoffee” founded by a brother-sister duo. With little apprehension, I downloaded the App to see how it works.
To my surprise, within a few minutes, I received a message from the co-founder Vineet Thanedar; who himself has built the App and manages the verification & authenticity of the profiles before allowing them the rights of use. The underlying difference here is that you can create your own social events on the App to bring people together or be interested in the ones posted.
The idea of the App is to bring together like-minded people who are either nearing 30s or are already in that bracket. It was unveiled four months ago and has 600 profiles until now. Vineet along with his sister Anushri Thanedar geared up to bring concurring individuals through the medium of food, outdoor events, and social gatherings. They have hosted half-a-dozen brunches across town for the same. Anushri is now based in California and is getting ready to soon launch the same platform there. The duo is giving us a major sibling-start-up goal here.
Though Tinder is not my cup of tea, many swear by it in hope of finding their better-half. I would say, meeting in groups is far better than blind-dating. For me chatting on virtual medium is same as not meeting a person. Large gatherings give you an option to swipe the person aside, in your mind of course, if they don’t interest you. You can always change the topic and divert your attention to the next best. With individual dates, you can hardly achieve the same result.
Last evening was fun and I met quite a bunch of interesting folks. The male-female ratio was well-balanced. The music and ambience was apposite for light conversation and having a good laugh. I believe for some who are not sure if marriage is for keeps; experimenting is the new way of life.
After all, one shouldn’t buy the chair he/she will never use. In the end, all is fair in the name & game of love.