The final OnMilwaukee.com Singles Night at Miller Park is Tues., September 21. The Brewers battle the division leading Reds, and it's your chance to get out to this fun event that we've proudly partnered on with the Brewers.
And, well, because we're a sponsor and truly want to spread more love through out Milwaukee, I reached out to an attendee from one of the "Singles Nights" earlier this season. I wanted to know, do these events "work?" And, I'm sure you'd like to know a few reasons why you should go to the final "Single's Night" on September 21.
So, here's my quick interview with Brian Maguire. Maguire, 28 of Riverwest, attended the first event in April.
Be honest, did you even like baseball or did you just go to meet chicks/guys?
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so I'll always be a Cubs fan, but I've been in Milwaukee for three years and I've come to love the Brewers. Brewers games are always a great time, and nothing in Milwaukee beats a day at Miller Park. Some friends and I thought it would be fun to go to the game and maybe get a date out of it.
Any luck? Get any numbers? Any dates? Details!
"Date" no. But I met some really excellent people. "Singles Events" are always fun, but at the same time I think they can be somewhat awkward - maybe there's too much pressure on people? Needless to say, I'm still single. Maybe this next singles night will help change my Facebook "relationship status?"
We're sure Singles Night at the Brewers isn't your only way to find love in Milwaukee. What's the best option in town? Bars, friends, online dating? What works?
I think the best option is meeting people through friends. At least when a friend "sets you up" you can (generally) trust his or judgment. Online dating is bizarre - I've never had any luck, and meeting somebody from an online dating Web site is very awkward. And don't even get me started on meeting girls in the bars.
Think big here. As a single person in Milwaukee, what one thing would you do to change our city?
As far as the "dating scene" goes? or changing Milwaukee in general? Minus Winter lasting from October through April, Milwaukee is a great city with great people. If we're talking about improving the "dating scene" it'd be rad if there were more events hosted for the singles in town.
I think it's a lot easier to meet people at an event where you know everybody is single as opposed to trying to pick up a girl at the bar only to have her boyfriend beat you up. Also, a monorail would be cool.
Julie Clemins, who also attended one of the first events, added "it would be great to see more bars, restaurants and entertainment venues offer more specials for single people in Milwaukee. Especially events/specials for early evening -- not just bar specials from 10 p.m. 2 a.m. Maybe one of the theatre groups could have a singles night and host a pre-show reception for singles to mix and mingle before attending a performance. The concept the Brewers came up with for their Single night is great."
Want to find love at the final "Single's Night" of the season? For $40 you get a Dew Deck ticket which includes a pre-game buffet and two drinks per person, plus the opportunity to mix, mingle and meet a mate.
Tickets are available in-person at Brewers Box Office, by phone at (414) 902-4641 or online at brewers.com/singles.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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