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Authentic Friending

Make high-quality virtual connections with no small talk.

Loneliness is REAL.

Making friends as an adult can be HARD.

Especially if you feel like you've outgrown or lost some of your friendships.

Bars are loud, dark and often lead to small talk.

Gyms don't lend themselves to getting to know others.

Where are we supposed to meet new friends?

How it works

Choose a plan that works for you (1, 2, or 4 monthly connections)


With each connection, get paired with a new friend via email


Takes the guesswork out of what to say!


Choose a day/time that you are both available


Connect for a 30 min video chat to complete the connection exercise

Happy Friends
Come make real friends with
 no small talk
  no pressure
no expectations
...and without leaving your house!
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We offer LGBTQ+ specific pairings for those in the community.

If you dislike meaningless chitchat and find living at the surface boring, this is your new home!


Learn about yourself while having enjoyable interactions.


Connection Experience Videos
Connection Experience Videos make connecting easy. 👍

Our videos guide you through a connection activity step-by-step. They have been designed specifically to foster more meaningful connection, including various verbal prompts & listening exercises.

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It's fun! And I love having open and honest conversations.


  • What is Authentic Relating?
    Authentic Relating (AR) is a powerful practice that utilizes carefully designed activities to promote more meaningful connection and deeper understanding of one another. We have handpicked activities from the AR practice that we feel are ideal for a first-time encounter with potential partners. We do offer Authentic Relating in platonic environments, too. There, participants can explore deeper connections without the romantic intention (That said, we have had folks meet their partners at those events, too!).
  • What should I wear to an event?
    We recommend the same attire you would wear to a casual first date. Choose something in which you can comfortably stand and move while wearing. Use the same grooming and hygiene that you would for a first date. We request no strong scents be used. Please note: depending on the venue, we may ask you to remove your shoes.
  • How many people will be at each event?
    Our events typically have between 15-40 participants. We do our best to keep our heterosexual events gender balanced.
  • Do I have to be single to attend?
    No, but you do have to be available for dating (i.e. if you are currently in a monogamous relationship, we don't feel it would be appropriate for you to attend).
  • My age is covered in 2 different events, which should I attend?"
    Our honest suggestion is: both! Each event will have a different batch of singles to meet, connect with and potentially match with - this increases your odds of finding someone who you're interested in persuing romantically. If you only want to attend one, we recommend chosing the age range that more accurately captures your ideal partner.
  • Is this speed dating?
    Our events differ greatly from speed dating because during your time with other participants, you'll be guided through Authentic Relating activities that have been designed to help you skip awkward small talk and jump right to having a more connected interaction. The parts that are similar to speed dating are that you will be meeting & connecting with several people at one event and you will only be given contact information of the people with whom you mutually match.
  • What kind of activities will we be doing?
    The activities will include a variety of things such as verbal sharing prompts, inner reflection, light movement/stretching and platonic touch (e.g. holding hands). You are invited to participate in as much or as little as feels comfortable.
  • What if I don't want to do an activity?
    Everything we do here is completely voluntary. We expect that you to honor yourself by either modifying an activity or opting out completely depending on what feels comfortable to you and others you are interacting with.
  • What is your refund/cancellation policy?
    We offer full refunds up to 7 days before the event. **Tickets are not transferable. Please do not sell/give your ticket to someone else as it will create issues with matching. **
  • Do you offer events for all ages/sexual orientations?
    Yes! We offer events for various age groupings and sexual orientations. If you don't see an event that suits you listed, please use our Contact Us form to let us know you're interested!

It has rewired my way of relating to myself and others in a very transformative way.


Pricing & Plans
Choose your friending plan:

2 Connections


Billed Monthly

Two monthly Connection Friends (1/biweekly)

Two connection experience videos

Cancel anytime

4 Connections


Billed Monthly

Four monthly Connection Friends (1/weekly)

Four connection experience videos

Cancel anytime

1 Connection


Billed Monthly

One monthly Connection Friend (1/month)

One connection experience video

Cancel anytime

Most Popular

Connection Friends are distributed via email on Fridays for connections the following week.

It's a positive way to meet people and deeply connect.


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