HEY, I’M BEN, THE FOUNDER OF SOCIALTABLE.
Let’s be real for a minute… meeting new people in ‘real life’ isn’t always easy.
Despite the fact that we’re more digitally connected and technologically advanced than ever before, it’s somehow getting harder to meet new people. For all the apps and websites designed to connect us, it seems were only becoming more disconnected.
The SocialTable concept was born...
after looking for ways to ‘scratch my own itch’, (so to speak), and start meeting new people. Most of my friends were settling down and having kids, and while I was (and am!) really happy about that, it’s meant the list of people I could call up to hang out on a whim had dwindled significantly.
I figured that, if I was looking to meet new people, there must be lots of others in the same boat - people who want to meet new people in the offline world and start making genuine connections again.
Turns out, there are...
What started as an idea quickly grew into an underground favourite, with group dinners held every week in epic restaurants across Sydney and Melbourne. Our events are intentionally curated to connect people from all walks of life in a fun, chilled out and totally- not-awkward environment.
People come to our events for lots of reasons. Some want to make new friends, while others want a low-pressure dating option or a fun networking opportunity. Then there’s people visiting from out of town, or new to the city and looking to build a community.