Sarasota Singles Society
The Sun Coast Area's premier singles social, cultural, special event, and travel club. The Sarasota Singles Society elevates the traditional methods for meeting singles.
Members gather comfortably at exclusive, elegant private clubs, the area's top restaurants, and at a diverse array of exciting special events. A wonderful way to make new friends, enjoy an active and fulfilling social life, find compatible
travel companions, network for your business, or perhaps meet a new romantic interest.
The SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY takes the process of meeting singles to a new level by providing a means for quality single men and women from Sarasota and the surrounding area to meet through socializing with other singles while savoring the pleasures of fine dining, extraordinary special events and amazing travel opportunities.
Our concept provides the perfect alternative to online dating or the typical bar scene. There is no comparison to meeting a number of quality singles in person at an upscale social event. We are all unique and comprised of many facets. The entire person as a whole, and how they present themselves, is what either creates that magic when you meet someone, or not. It is hard to imagine how a computer or another person can possibly determine who your perfect match might be.
Our upscale social events offer a comfortable, natural setting which puts people at ease and allows them to be themselves. Hosts are on hand at every event to greet guests as they arrive and make certain they are connecting and involved throughout the evening. It is amazing to see how people immediately start conversing and comingling when placed in a normal social setting.
We have a wonderful core group of members who are very welcoming. You will be in the company of others in the same situation when arriving, as we have new guests, as well as new members, joining us for the first time at every event. There will be a different mix of people at each event, so you never know who you might meet!
The SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY offers a far more natural, respectable, and safe way for people to meet. Not just for romantic interests, but connecting and developing relationships within a comfortable community of friends who have wonderful opportunities to socialize together and do those things singles would otherwise not be able to do. This is especially true for those recently relocated to the area, or someone who has just lost their life partner.
Although not promoted as a dating entity, many people have now met through attending our events and are experiencing the joy of having that special someone in their lives.
Famed novelist Charlotte Bronte wisely wrote "Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste." If you are looking for a way to share some happiness with friends who, like you, enjoy the things that make life fun and create a more fulfilling life - join us!
Variety Is The Spice Of Life
THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY OFFERS A CONSTANT VARIETY OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES.
A different mix of exciting social and cultural events is offered to fit everyone's interests. You will have a broad variety of events to select from, such as parties for most holidays and special days of the year. There are themed evenings, music venues, dinner dances, theatre parties, wine tastings, brunches, boat trips, beach parties, sports events and more. Get your social calendar out as you view the tempting array of fabulous events on the Event Calendar that are already arranged for you. Start making plans!
THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY FREQUENTLY HOSTS EVENTS AT THE MOST EXCLUSIVE AND PRESTIGIOUS PRIVATE CLUBS IN THE AREA. THIS PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO
ENJOY A GREAT SOCIAL EVENT WHILE EXPERIENCING THE AMBIENCE OF EACH UNIQUE CLUB.
Join us as we open the doors to the area's most prestigious clubs for a variety of events.
We have enjoyed many wonderful parties and gatherings at the Sarasota Yacht Club, as well as great times at the University Park Country Club, the Bird Key Yacht Club, the Sara Bay Country Club and the Founder's Golf Club.
Our 2nd Annual Holiday Party on December 16th, with over 150 people in attendance, was held once again at the Sarasota Yacht Club. With all the boats in the marina decked out for the holidays and the exquisite decorations in the clubhouse, it was truly a magical evening!
We have already scheduled our 3rd Annual Holiday Party at the Sarasota Yacht Club, to be held on December 10th, 2015.
Our next club hosted event will be a celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 8th. The Palm Room at Sara Bay Country Club makes a perfect setting for this fun and festive evening. A 7-piece Mariachi Band will serenade us as we dine on the club chef's delicious traditional Mexican Fiesta cuisine.
With many new friends in attendance we will enjoy a reception to greet one another then dance, dine, sing or shout Ole!
For further information regarding this exciting event please click on - Events
- to take you to our Calendar of Events.
Themed and Holiday Parties
AS WE INTEND TO CELEBRATE LIFE, YOU WILL FIND THAT WE HAVE PARTIES TO CELEBRATE ALL THE SPECIAL DAYS OF THE YEAR.
We have enjoyed a New Year's celebration, 2nd Annual Valentine Dinner Dance, Mardi Gras, Greek Easter celebration, Kentucky Derby Party, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Sunset Cruise in honor of Memorial Day, Bastille Day celebration, a Beach Party commemorating the 4th of July, a Sunset Dinner Cruise in honor of Labor Day, an Oktoberfest, a concert, "In Thanksgiving," and our magical 2nd Annual Holiday Party.
Our first travel as a group was our New Year's Caribbean Cruise, ringing in the new year at sea and spending the first day of 2015 in Cozumel, Mexico. Because this was so popular, we will be cruising again in 2015 while celebrating the new year - dates and itinerary soon to be announced!
Tour of the Arts
LIVING IN AN ABSOLUTE MECCA FOR THE ARTS, THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY HAS BEEN HOSTING EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF OUR CULTURAL TREASURES.
In September of last year, we were very honored by having exclusive use of the Sarasota Opera House for the evening. We were taken on a private backstage tour of this famed historic gem and then enjoyed an exclusive catered cocktail party in their club lounge.
We have already received an invitation to return to the Sarasota Opera House in the fall of 2015, but with an added pleasure...
We had a grand plan for the Asolo Repertory Theatre. South Pacific was their big fall blockbuster hit production last year. We hosted a "Theatre Party" including a private backstage tour and a pre-show cocktail reception with exclusive use of their mezzanine. The outstanding, "straight from Broadway," production was enjoyed in this jewel box theatre from our block of premier seats.
We have plans in the works for a "repeat performance" for this year's fall blockbuster hit, which is soon to be announced.
Newly Introduced Excursions Have Been a Big Hit
EXPANDING INTO EXPLORING OUR NEARBY WORLD, THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY HAS INTRODUCED SOME OCCASIONAL EXCURSIONS. WE HAVE FOUND IT TO BE A LOT OF FUN TO TRAVEL TOGETHER BY MOTOR COACH.
Our first excursion was in January of this year. The famed DALI Museum in St. Petersburg hosted a world-acclaimed exhibition, "Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso" with works on loan from over 25 museums and private owners worldwide. With 60 people joining us, we had three amazingly knowledgeable docents conduct private tours for us. This once in a lifetime experience was followed by dinner at a trendy rooftop restaurant overlooking Tampa Bay.
Our next foray into our nearby world was on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. Our chartered motor coach took us to the depot for our evening onboard The Murder Mystery Dinner Train which departed from Ft. Myers. A St. Patrick's Day celebration was followed by a five course gourmet dinner in our private vintage railcar. As we wound our way along the 3 1/2 hour route, "Le Murder Nouveau" unfolded, leaving us to wonder, WHO DID IT??
More adventurous excursions are in the works.
Sarasota Singles Society Launches Group Travel!
AS WE HAVE GROWN INTO A COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS, THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY IS NOW EXPANDING ITS HORIZONS BY OFFERING EVEN MORE LIFE-ENRICHING OPPORTUNITIES AND BONDING EXPERIENCES BY TRAVELING AS A GROUP BOTH NEAR AND FAR.
"With travel, our minds become more curious, our hearts more powerful, and our spirits more joyous. And once the mind is stretched like that, it can never return to its original state." ~ 1000 Places To See Before You Die ~ Patricia Schultz
"The Enchanting Rhine"
OUR FIRST SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY GROUP RIVER CRUISE DEPARTS BASEL, SWITZERLAND, APRIL 20, 2015, ONBOARD THE AMACERTO, ONE OF THE NEWEST AND FINEST SHIPS AMA WATERWAYS HAS TO OFFER.
We are off to Europe for our first amazing river cruise! A Pre-Cruise land excursion, beginning April 16th, will precede our cruise, with two days in Zurich and two days in Lucerne. The highlight will be a cruise across Lake Lucerne and a drive through the countryside surrounded by the picturesque mountain scape.
"The Enchanting Rhine," sails from Basel on board the Ama Certo, ranked one of the top 10 river cruise ships in Europe, April 20th, 2015. Cruising along the picturesque Rhine River, we will have views of fairy-tale castles, cathedrals, vineyards, quaint villages and other captivating sights from our cabins as well as the sundeck, restaurants, lounge, etc.
The ports will be charming old-world cities throughout Switzerland, Germany, France and Holland. Our final destination will be Amsterdam, arriving at the peak of the tulip season with millions of tulips in full bloom!
Join us for an amazing opportunity to experience this fabulous trip with other singles from the Suncoast area. For full details of our journey onboard the elegant AmaCerto, please click on
South African Safari!
FOR OUR MORE ADVENTUROUS MEMBERS - THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY IS GOING ON SAFARI !! WE BEGIN OUR JOURNEY IN CAPE TOWN ON AUGUST 26TH, 2015, AND HEAD FOR THE BUSH COUNTRY ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, FOR OUR SAFARI.
A world-class adventure awaits us in South Africa. For many, going on safari is a life-changing experience. Having friends to share this once in a lifetime experience makes for the most memorable time imaginable.
We will go on a morning safari and experience the incredible sky at sunrise as we observe the animals in the wild emerging for the day. An evening safari gives us the opportunity to experience their incomparable sunset and the animals preparing for the night.
For the most adventuresome, the safari on elephant-back will be the highlight of this adventure of a lifetime!
As we are accustomed to comfort, a special amenity to be enjoyed on this trip will be having our own private rooms throughout the entire journey, without paying a single supplement.
Join us as we go on safari! Please click on SSS Travels for further details and information.
We will offer you the world!!
No more solo travel or waiting for that special someone to come along - start planning your global travels now!
The pathway is better when traveled together...
JOIN SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY BECAUSE YOUR TIME AND YOUR HEART MATTER!
Although a fairly new venue for the Sarasota area, this innovative concept has been an extremely popular and successful way for singles to meet for many years in Chicago.
Carol and Harold Erickson founded "The Single Gourmet Dining and Travel Club" in Chicago and watched it grow to 1200 members - primarily through word of mouth! After 27 years of hosting events and helping scores of singles create life-long relationships in Chicago, they have now become full time residents of Sarasota. The Ericksons join us as mentors, as well as seasoned hosts, at each of our events.
JOIN the SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY
and celebrate life! Your social calendar will soon be filled with opportunities to enjoy endless special times and memorable occasions with your new circle of friends.
Life has more color and intensity when shared...