The original and sole purpose for setting up Sydney Dating Sites as conceived by Eva, whose highly original idea it was, was to find herself a man.
She knew for this scheme to work she would need a running buddy who was a male, for the men to relate to. She put her ideas to me of starting a club which held dinner events, where women could meet and interview the right sort of men in a "non confrontational" environment.
And so we began, and within three months she had found a man and completely disappeared after giving me her half of our contact list.
Ever since, except for a break or two, I have run Sydney Dating Sites (cause it's so interesting). Who knows, one day I may do what Eva did (with some currently lacking gentle persuasion) but up until now and until then, the original motivation remains: for women to find a man, and make women friends, at nice events and also for men to find women and be found and make friends.
Members join, come along, often find someone by meeting them in a natural environment and disappear and some come back to repeat the process. And it's all very discreet (except maybe for speed dating which is very results oriented and rather open).
The membership of the group slowly turns over with a third new and a quarter disappearing each year. There are currently nearly 2,000 on the free email out list, some active and some as back up insurance in case they suddenly need to come. Others stay on the list and attend occasionally because they know that a social life is good for balance. Each week new people who are ready for something new come out of nowhere onto the list. - David Murphy