Beth Cook and Jen Corbett have a lofty goal: to completely change San Franciso’s dating scene. After gazing in disbelief at the roster of amazing people who want relationships and just aren’t finding them, the long time friends decided to take control. With backgrounds in PR and marketing - and an infallible sense of how to excise the bullshit that so often accompanies romance - Beth and Jen have hefty doses of tough love to dispense and an honest desire to help people find their match.
“What men don’t realize is that this city could be your oyster if you ask a woman out,” says Beth. “Because no one does that.” Smart, interesting, beautiful women may get a dinner invite once a year - and they have an alarming number of anecdotes to support this.
People tend to rely on dating sites, especially in such a tech-savvy city. But you don’t know if you have chemistry with someone until you’re in the same room - and getting into the same room via the internet is a drawn-out process involving a whole lot of paperwork. Meeting someone at a bar, while good for spark assessment (especially after two gin and tonics), offers no information about whether or not they love their job or have a wedding ring in their pocket.
If you have an awesome life and want just someone to share it with, Jen and Beth are the people you want curating your romantic prospects. Try Me SF, their freshly minted company, is having its inaugural event on Wednesday, May 18th, with a handpicked guest list that will serve as a jumping off point for smaller, more tailored events and maybe even a few set-ups. If you want in, shoot them an email and make your case.
In the mean time, here's some free advice from the masters: “Think about what you want, set the bar, and don’t accept less.”
For more information, visit trymesf.com.