There are several organizations that make it their business to host events for singles in Detroit. The social clubs and event-planning groups vary their focus by age and interests, but between the lot of them, there should be an event for every Detroit-area single looking to meet people in a comfortable environment.
Type: Social Group
Focus: Educated singles in Southeast Michigan and Southern Ontario
Membership? Available but not required for $40 per year
MSP Social Club was created by David Johnson back in 1993 to help singles meet new people while pursuing their interests. These days, the Activities and Greeting Committees help to keep things interesting and comfortable. Many of the organization’s events (about 20 a month) are planned with and cross-promoted through local businesses/organizations. They include camping weekends, a New Year’s Eve party, co-ed bowling leagues, dances, vacation trips, weekly Euchre tournaments, and scuba lessons. In addition to entertainment and recreational activities, the organization helps sponsor volunteer opportunities.
Type: Social and Travel Club
Focus: Age 35+ (with average age over 50)
Membership? Required for $30/year
Selective Singles originated in the Metro-Detroit area back in 1987. According to its website, the organization hosts activities for divorced, widowed and never-married singles over 35. In this regard, it is prolific. Among the 30-to-40 events it offers each month are restaurant dinners, breakfasts, dinner parties, trips to Hazel Park, cards, picnics, camping, kayaking, investment groups, dancing and vacation trips. The organization is run by a board of directors.
Type: National Social Club with Detroit Chapter
Focus: Non-pressured, fun activities
Membership? Required: Activation fee is $295 with $14.95 monthly dues
FunForSingles bills itself as the largest singles social club in the nation -- and maybe it is. Over a nine-year period, the Colorado singles club expanded into 30 cities. In essence, the organization arranges a wide range of affordable singles events. There are approximately 10 events planned each month in the Detroit area (the list is available through the national website), including book clubs, tennis, dinner and a movie, bowling, wine tasting, whirly ball, game nights, dance parties, and hikes.
Type: Social Club
Focus: Age 40 and up
Membership? Available (special privileges) for $49/year
Successfully Single is a non-profit organization that specializes in hosting social events for single people in Detroit. As a former Dale Carnegie instructor, founder Janet Blair facilitates people meeting through the use of icebreakers. In addition to dances, trips, and Euchre parties, Successfully Single hosts educational seminars in topics like How to Attract Your Ideal Soul Mate.
Type: Events and Adventures Club
Focus: Upscale professions age 25 to 45
Membership? Available (special privileges) for $24.95 per month
Social Connection is actually a group of affiliated companies that cater to Metro-Detroit singles. Aimed at the younger, 25-to-45 crowd, Social Connections plans six-to-ten events per month, including theme parties, wine tastings, recreational adventures, trips and business/networking mixers. Its other divisions include Table for Eight (matched dinner parties) and Quick Spark (speed dating). The organization employs professional event organizers and hosts. It will even make personal introductions if you elect to become a member. Note that identification is required for membership.