There are few socially acceptable ways to talk to strangers without people thinking you’re hitting on them. Our dinners bring eight potential new friends together, while supporting local up-and-coming restaurants on their quieter nights. We want to make the world a friendlier place, and we believe we can, because all friends were once strangers.
If you would like to know more then we suggest you email us, but to be honest we probably won’t tell you anything else. We can be real jerks that way. Alternatively you can read about other people's experiences below.
So I’m in the car headed to a dinner with seven strangers. No big deal, just your average Tuesday night.
A cool creative friend first told me about Stranger Danger Dinners and how to get in touch with the reclusive Stranger to be put on the waiting list. Genius, I thought. Who doesn’t love a little mystery and word of mouth? I signed up immediately.
At a series of dinner parties in Perth, Australia, there’s one rule: you won’t know any of the other guests. Everyone who wants to attend sends a Facebook message to the organizers, who do some background research to plan a guest list of eight strangers. The goal is to connect people who might not otherwise have talked–and help everyone who attends feel a little more comfortable meeting strangers in the future.
Although you were probably taught as a child to be wary of talking to strangers, a dinner party organization in Perth, Australia wants you to throw caution to the wind and embrace the unknown. Stranger Danger Dinners wants to help you meet potential friends over a plate of delicious food. Stranger Danger Dinners are exactly what they sound like:
Imagine walking into a restaurant with no idea who your dinner guests will be for the next three hours. Once, the very thought of it would have made me squirm. But now, having last night attended such a dinner, I can confidently say that it was one of the best things I have ever done.
There’s something wonderfully open about dining with strangers, you’ve got nothing to lose so nobody holds back.
If there’s an unusual or uncomfortable narrative you’ve been wanting to get off your chest then you’ve found a safe space in which to share it.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are dining with a group of complete strangers? If you can think of a situation at all, was it when you were travelling? How about in your home town? I’m talking complete strangers, not at a work event where you know the the person organisation/hosting.
o you think going a blind date is terrifying? These Stranger Danger Dinners might not be for you. However, if you’re intrigued with the idea of meeting new people outside your social circle, you might reconsider. “There are few socially acceptable ways to talk to strangers without people thinking you’re hitting on them,” says the About Us section on Stranger Danger Dinners‘ website. We couldn’t agree more.
1 evening. 8 unacquainted guests. 1 Venuser does the Stranger Danger dinner.
Dining in the company of strangers is helped by great food, engaging conversation and the odd personal confession or two...
In our world of technology, it’s seemingly harder and harder to make friends in an organic way without the use of an app or needing a wifi connection. Most likely, if a stranger walked up to you and wanted to grab dinner, your first thought may be “this person is hitting on me,” quickly followed by “this person may be a serial killer.” Fair enough, I would think the same way.