Date: Friday 8 December
Time: Speed Dating - 20:00 to 22:00
Location: Shhhh, it's a secret! This event is guest-list only.
Description: With the holidays and Winter right around the corner, it's the perfect time to find a special someone to celebrate and stay warm with. That's why Yabangee have partnered with the dating experts of First Sight Date to provide a memorable evening of matchmaking fun.
Speed Dating: The dating analysts of First Sight Date will carefully select men and women for an evening of new connections. Guests will have the opportunity to chat for four minutes in one-on-one situations with each possible match. The session will conclude with attendees submitting those they're interested in and First Sight Date will make sure that any mutual interests are put in contact with each other. All applicants are welcome, but we do want to be clear that the dating analysts will be curating for gender balance, age, and general compatibility. Space is very limited. Attendance is set at 40 TL (reduced from the usual 100) and includes entry into the subsequent networking party.
Disclaimer: It is our intention to have this event emphasize compatibility of a majority. Thus, application forms will be processed and invitations issued as such. It is certainly not our intention to offend or exclude anyone, and we do plan to continue this series with emphasis on different demographics in the future. So if you're not invited on this occasion, there's always next time! Thank you for your understanding.
Yabangee is an English resource and community platform for Turkey’s diverse array of internationals, as well as for globally-minded locals. Having been active in the country since 2012, the project has continued to grow over the years, expanding in new and meaningful directions along the way. The project has numerous components that work together to provide the whole Yabangee experience. Our website is an online English destination that offers readers regularly updated content in regards to: Advice & Information – This covers various content related to local culture and customs, comprehensive guides to bureaucratic processes, useful lists, and more. Some of our most popular articles include: Getting Married in Turkey – Frequently Asked Questions Getting Your Residence Permit Having a Baby in Turkey Turkish Wedding Dress Guide Essential Turkish Films Recycling in Istanbul Opening a Bank Account 10 Forgotten Historical Sites in Istanbul How to Make Friends as a Foreigner A Guide to Earthquake Preparedness 10 Must-Have Apps for Istanbul City Life – This covers essential, timely content related to what’s happening in the city, reviews of restaurants and other establishments, job listings, columns, hidden gems, and more. Yabangee is proud to have strong relationships with organizations around the city including Salon, Babylon, ATÖLYE, Zorlu Center PSM, SALT, Pera Museum, and many, many others which helpus to stay up to date on the latest happenings. Commentary – Offering much needed perspective from foreigners who now call Turkey home is one of the cornerstones of our content. These first-hand accounts offer a unique view at life here. Photography – For the more visually in-tune among us, our photo pieces offer some aesthetic insight into the country at large. Interviews – These personal accounts provide new insight from distinct individuals in our greater community, with a scope that includes arts and culture, start-ups, NGOs, humanitarian workers, and more. Travel – As a community of people living in Turkey, rather than just passing through, our travel content provides a more nuanced understanding of weekend getaways, adventures abroad, hiking, and other means of the occasional escape from city life. Our volunteer team of contributors share wide-ranging perspectives and experiences that proves invaluable to our readership. With over 70 writers and 20 photographers, our team represents a number of nationalities and backgrounds. Within Turkey as well, our team’s scope has them involved in a number of sectors. Our team is the most important element of Yabangee, the fabric on which we depend and continue to grow. Our community events are one way in which we really set ourselves apart and interact with our readership. With the aim of building a welcoming, open-minded community, we continue to host events that include social gatherings, picnics, trivia nights, art tours, lectures, holiday celebrations (like Halloween), networking events, pub crawls, and so much more.