It’s Time To Mingle If You’re Single

By VICTORIA WILSON
Contributing Writer
The Voice-Tribune

Are you single and ready to mingle?

A new business in town is connecting unattached individuals who are interested in improving their dating lives through a variety of fun, local activities.

Single Mingle was conceived of by Kimberly Greenwell and her sister Cindi Gilpin with the mission of hosting events for those who are looking to date or just meet other singles. “We wanted to create an environment where someone that’s not into the bar scene, that doesn’t want to be on a dating website, (can) come and meet someone,” Greenwell said. “It’s very important for us that we create a fun, laid-back environment to meet somebody.”

Single Mingle will host its third event Saturday, June 15, at Indian Springs Golf Course. There will be two parts to the event: First, PGA professional Elgin Garrett will provide a golf lesson from 1 to 2 p.m.

“It’s not like speed dating at all … because (at) our events, you just show up ready to have a good time. Basically, come with your girl friends or come with a bunch of guy friends. You can learn how to play golf, and you’re going to meet other people in the process. It’s almost like networking for singles.”

At this weekend’s event, golfers – and non-golfers –will enjoy a happy hour mixer from 2 to 5 p.m.

Thus far, Single Mingle has had some success for its participants, despite being such a new company. “We’ve had three people connect and go on dates and enjoy each other’s company,” Greenwell said. “Our first event, we had 18 women and three men. This event, so far, has an even ratio. … So we’re thinking that this is going to be a more even mix.”

In addition to heading up Single Mingle, Greenwell is also the author of “The Bad Date Book,” which features a collection of awful dates.

 “Some of them are really bad, and some of them are just really inappropriate for a first date,” Greenwell said.

Her inspiration came from her own dating life. “When I worked at WAVE 3, I went on a lot of bad dates that were hysterically bad, and I seemed to be the girl in the group of friends that if something crazy happened, it happened to her. I was that girl … so once I started the Single Mingle company, it kind of made sense that I would write the book.”

The reception has been positive. “Everyone has loved it, and everyone can relate. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years, everyone has been on a bad date,” Greenwell said.

The Bad Date Book” can be purchased on www.thebaddatebook.com or amazon.com. Greenwell is having a book signing June 20 at Les Filles on 558 S. Fourth St. from 4 to 7 p.m.

Single Mingle
1 to 5 p.m.
Indian Springs Golf Course, 3408 Indian Lake Drive, Louisville
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 day of.
For more information contact Kimberly Greenwell at kimberly@kagconsulting.com or 502.386.7038.

Kimberly’s Five Dating Do’s
1. For a really fancy dinner date, go to Jeff Ruby’s or Morton’s The Steakhouse.
2. Take a carriage ride through town.
3. Go to a Louisville Bats game.
4. Watch Shakespeare or movies in the park.
5. Walk the riverfront.

Kimberly’s Five Dating Don’ts
1. Don’t get on the phone.
2. Don’t talk about your exes.
3. Don’t be negative.
4. Don’t be in a rush to give the relationship a name or a stage.
5. Be clear about the relationship’s stage before becoming intimate.