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, motor coach excursions, 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 3rd Annual Holiday Party this past December 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!
On February 10th we will host our annual Valentine Dinner Dance at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Everyone's favorite musician, Dan, a one man band, will be on hand to entertain us. As a professional dancer he plays music that is all very danceable. In addition to our gentlemen attending there will be some dance hosts.
This is always a beautiful evening with a very large attendance. If so desired, one may attend our party on the 10th and possibly leave with a date for Valentine's day - who knows?
We do have those who have recently lost a partner and not ready for a romantic relationship. This offers an opportunity to get dressed up and go to the elegant Sarasota Yacht Club for a lovely evening out. There are always people there in your same situation to befriend or you may choose to dance with one of our dance hosts.
For further information regarding this exciting event please click on - Events
- to take you to our Calendar of Events.
Themed and Holiday Celebrations
AS WE INTEND TO CELEBRATE LIFE, YOU WILL FIND THAT WE HAVE PARTIES TO CELEBRATE SPECIAL DAYS OF THE YEAR.
In addition to our annual Holiday Party in December, we host our annual Valentine Dinner Dance and typically celebrate the New Year at sea.
Cruising is our favorite means of ringing in the new year!
Tour of the Arts
LIVING IN AN ABSOLUTE MECCA FOR THE ARTS, THE SARASOTA SINGLES SOCIETY HOSTS EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF OUR CULTURAL TREASURES.
In September, we were very honored to have exclusive use of the Sarasota Opera House for the evening. Following a private backstage tour of this famed historic gem we enjoyed an exclusive catered cocktail party in their club lounge.
Previously, we have attended a performance at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and will host a "Theatre Party" there again this year. It will include a private backstage tour, dinner at The Muse and a performance in this jewel box theatre from our block of premier seats.
On September 21st we travel by motor coach to see IL Divo perform in person! We have a block of seats for this incredible performance and will dine at the theatre before the show begins.
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 to the famed DALI Museum in St. Petersburg which 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.
January 14th we travel by motor coach to the original Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. Established in 1905, it is now the oldest restaurant in Florida and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. On arrival, we'll enjoy a casual reception with light tapas. A fabulous three course gourmet dinner will follow in our private dining room.
The Columbia Restaurant Dance Troupe will arrive following dinner for our private performance of the "Fire of Flamenco."
More adventurous excursions are in the works, but for now, click on - Events
- to take you to our Event Calendar for further information about this great event.
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
This past year found us in Cozumel on new year's day, as we cruised to celebrate the holiday.
In April, 24 of us went on a fabulous Rhine River Cruise with a pre-cruise in Zurich and Basel. Sailing from Basel, we fortuitously arrived in Amsterdam at the height of the tulip bloom season. This was an amazing trip and we all fell in love with river cruising - now looking forward to our next opportunity.
The latter part of August an adventurous group of us traveled to South Africa for what was to be a truly life-changing experience. Cape Town was far more of a highlight than expected with miles and miles of gorgeous pristine coastline and many opportunities to observe whales, seals, monkeys, baboons, ostrich, etc. in their natural habitats.
Traveling from one charming "Wine Farm" to another throughout their wine country and sampling the delicious wines and gourmet food was decadent.
Nothing prepared us, however, for our safari in the bush country - staying at an "over the top" lodge. Our up close and personal encounters with the animals in the private game reserve were indescribable. The sights, sounds and sensations were beyond imaginable.
We have already had many requests and there will be another safari in the future. I, for one, must have the opportunity to experience this again.
In October, another group of us went on a fall foliage cruise through Canada and New England on the iconic Queen Mary 2. Yet another exciting adventure just being on board this majestic lady.
Sarasota Singles Society Travels!
NOW SPECIALIZING IN GROUP ADVENTURES FOR THE SOLO TRAVELER TO THE WORLD'S MOST ALLURING CITIES AND FASCINATING REGIONS, CREATING MAGICAL, UNFORGETTABLE SHARED EXPERIENCES.
Travel is one of the most difficult aspects of being single. Most hotels and cruise lines charge the solo traveler 175-200% of the double occupancy rate, making travel prohibitive for some.
We now search constantly for deluxe travel with the world's best cruise & tour lines for special amenities for the solo traveler.
One of the best opportunities that has presented itself to date is our SIX STAR group cruise in April, 2016.
We are now able to offer Special Solo Fares on CRYSTAL CRUISES, Voted "World's Best" more than any other cruise line, hotel or resort in history.
Our voyage originates in Miami on March 25, 2016, making an Atlantic crossing bound for Monte Carlo.
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.
Life has more color and intensity when shared...