At Consumer Affairs, we don't hear much about Successful Singles but what we do hear is pretty positive."I spent months online with no success.Joined Successful Singles and met women that were interested in having a long-term committed relationship.I have enjoyed my experiences, and have made a connection with one of the women."There's no free lunch and IJL is not exception. That may sound like a lot and while it may be true that money can't buy happiness, it may at least make the down payment.No matter how much or little you spend, being too rigid in your expectations or specifications can lead to frustration.To join, applicants must be successfully interviewed and must certify that they are single.Perhaps a big point in E&A's favor is that it's not just a dating service but also a way to meet new friends -- something that's often a problem for stressed-out professionals."What interested me most about the club was meeting new people.
It's perhaps the difference between using a personal shopper at Nordstrom and just going online and buying something that looks about right on e Bay.
As you would expect, this creates a lot more room for error.
On the other hand, it's a lot cheaper -- nearly free, in fact.
Each month is packed with 30-50 great event choices: foodie, night out, active adventure, casual hangout," the company says.
"We are an invitation-only club of people like you spending social time having fun with like-minded people."It gets high marks from Consumer Affairs reviewers like Bob of Phoenix, who wrote: "Since I joined Events and Adventures I’ve attended probably close to a hundred events like pottery painting... I had a great time at the Extreme Adventure Course up in Flagstaff.... I’ve made a lot of friends and found a significant other through Events and Adventures."The monthly events range from a simple wine-tasting to outdoor sports and expeditions to foreign lands.