• EVENTS

    lovingly home-brewed by Steve Dean

  • — UPCOMING EVENTS —

    April 7, 2020

  • April 8, 2020

     

    Curious Fox Presents

    Non-Monogamous Dating in the Age of Covid-19

    with Steve Dean

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    DESCRIPTION

    Can non-monogamous dating continue during social distancing?

    Join us as dating industry consultant and relationship coach Steve Dean shares his favorite strategies for navigating non-monogamous dating during this pandemic, many of which he is actively using across his current relationships.

    He'll go over:

    • Which new dating apps, services, and communities are springing up to address a new virtual/digital-first ecosystem.
    • How to adjust your dating profiles and messaging to make the most of social isolation.
    • Creative virtual date ideas that may prove to be more fun than IRL dating.
    • Fun sexting strategies and photography tips for staying creative when you can’t physically meet.
    • How to navigate connecting with your other partners while social distancing with one of your multiple partners.
    • How (and whether) to attempt opening a relationship while in quarantine.
    • How to maintain physical and emotional space for yourself and your own sexuality, even if living in a tiny NYC studio with your partner(s).

    There will also be time for group discussion, Q&A, and activities so we can get to know one another and discover the wisdom we’ve collectively accrued since the social distancing began!


    WHEN? Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    WHAT TIME? Log in at 7:15pm, Workshop 7:30-9:00pm, Questions 9:00-9:30pm. [EST]

    WHERE? Virtual Curiosity Salon (Log In details will be sent the day of the event.)

  • April 9, 2020
     

    Hygge NYC

    a low-key monthly gathering for the socially curious

    Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    Time: 9pm-11pm EDT
    Location: https://live.remo.co/e/hygge-nyc-april-2020

      Photo credit: https://narratively.com/the-code-of-love/

      Hygge NYC is modeled after renaissance-style salon gatherings.

       

      Each gathering is an open invitation to the creatives, changemakers, technologists, nomads, entrepreneurs, and other kindhearted, delightful people you think we should all meet.

       

      We'll have dinner, talk passions and projects, and meet those who can help. Keep an eye out for our 'questions to spark authenticity' that we'd normally hand out on sticky notes at the food court we meet up at, but this time will be dropping into each of our breakout rooms during the virtual gathering.
       
      The force behind this event is passion, not business.
      We're here to make friends, not contacts.
      We believe everyone can teach us something.
      We are gathering to help one another do the most possible
      good with our projects, adventures, and connections.

      This is not a startup or networking meetup.

      It's an informal get-together of people seeking meaningful conversation and purpose-filled action in their lives.

      We hope to help you find it here.

      PS - We have a Facebook group!

    • — PAST EVENTS —

    • April 7, 2020
       

      Office Hours with a Dating Consultant:

      a Deep Dive with Zach Schleien, founder of FilterOff

        In the dating industry, new apps and services spring up just about every week.

        There are over 3,000 dating sites and services in existence today.

        But in light of the Covid-19 epidemic, where quarantine is the new norm, certain dating apps have suddenly become top-of-mind for many daters who can no longer expect an immediate face to face meetup.

         

        Enter: Zach Schleien, founder of FilterOff, a new dating app that takes an hour of your life and turns it into a series of virtual dates with people in your area, so that you can get some face time and conquer loneliness with a few new people each week, and ultimately decide for yourselves if you want to take things to the next level.

         

        FilterOff sets the time and the (virtual) place, and when you show up, you're face to face with someone who's single and ready to connect. In this fireside chat with Zach — and your audience participation — we'll discuss how he came up with the FilterOff concept, what he's learned since launching the app, and what he sees as the future of virtual dating.

         

        Come prepared with your most thoughtful and curious questions, because it's not every day you get facetime with a founder!

        You can try FilterOff today at https://getfilteroff.com/

      • March 19, 2020
         

        Hygge NYC

        a low-key monthly gathering for the socially curious

         

        NOTE: In light of the Covid-19 pandemic,

        this will be Hygge's first-ever virtual gathering!

        Join here:
        https://zoom.us/j/657057777

          Photo credit: https://narratively.com/the-code-of-love/
          Hygge NYC is modeled after renaissance-style salon gatherings.

           

          Each gathering is an open invitation to the creatives, changemakers, technologists, nomads, entrepreneurs, and other kindhearted, delightful people you think we should all meet.

           

          We'll have dinner, talk passions and projects, and meet those who can help. Keep an eye out for our 'questions to spark authenticity' that we hand out on sticky notes at each gathering!
           
          The force behind this event is passion, not business.
          We're here to make friends, not contacts.
          We believe everyone can teach us something.
          We are gathering to help one another do the most possible
          good with our projects, adventures, and connections.

          This is not a startup or networking meetup.

          It's an informal get-together of people seeking meaningful conversation and purpose-filled action in their lives.

          We hope to help you find it here.

          PS - We have a Facebook group!

        • March 17, 2020

           

          Quarantined Quties

           

          a live virtual video speed dating experience by Dateworking

          img src: ShortPinay on DeviantArt

          Single life can be that much harder when you literally can't leave the house.

           

          Let's use this time to meet others from around our cities and around the world, share our lockdown stories, and perhaps share glimpses into our current social distancing habits and habitats.

        • March 18, 2020
           

          Ask the Sexperts

          intimacy in the age of social distancing

            Photo credit: https://narratively.com/the-code-of-love/

             

            Dating Consultant Steve Dean and Sex Therapist Dr. Maggie Dancel host a live Q&A to cover a range of dating topics, including:
            • Ideas for dating and intimacy while in quarantine

            • Navigating digital "sex" across phones & Facetime

            • How to explore one's own sexuality while alone at home

          • March 16, 2020

             

            Quarantined Quties
             

            a live virtual video speed dating experience by Dateworking

            img src: ShortPinay on DeviantArt

            (image src: ShortPinay on DeviantArt)

            Single life can be that much harder when you literally can't leave the house.

            Let's use this time to meet others from around our cities and around the world, share our lockdown stories, and perhaps share glimpses into our current social distancing habits and habitats.

          • March 29, 2019
             
            Love Immersive

            a choose-your-own-adventure interactive journey through the languages of love

            Spanning every floor of MoonTribe's sprawling 6-story Chelsea Arthouse, come explore love through the nuanced dimensions of touch, words, service, quality time, gifts, and more.

            Open your heart and walk away inspired and rejuvenated after an evening of self-discovery, secret missions, hidden rooms, wandering wizards, art installations, and live music.

            Event Designers: Steve Dean, Devin Karbowicz, Lennie Zhu, Rionesia Godfrey

            Video producer: Ryan Bjazz @ryan.bjazz

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