Review: Events & Adventures Boston Inc
A satisfied customer

Cincinnati, OH

#21 Jun 25, 2009
Note: This site randomly selects location so don't pay attention to the location of the respondents.

I have been a member of the Boston group for slightly less than 3 months. Every event I attended was fun, the individuals I met were friendly and easy to socialize with.

There are other, less expensive ways to have a social life, however, this one works well for me. The ratio of women to men is about 65%/35%(which means that outgoing men meet women very easily via this group).

The only thing I would change about this group is the sales model. I meet at least one person at every event who had unrealistic expectations and is unhappy with their choice. Luckily, it is easy to politely end the conversation and find someone else in the group with a more positive attitude.
Red Flag on this place

AOL

#22 Jun 26, 2009
I actually joined the one in DC. It's $1800 to join with a $30 monthly fee. The first event I went to was at the Spy Museum in downtown DC, and 5 people showed up. I saw the attendance list the host was carrying, and 20 people had signed up, they just didn't show. The other event, a football playoff watching party out in the suburbs of Maryland was cancelled due to no one signing up. Great.
So far I've gotten ZERO return on my investment. All the events seem to be centered in downtown DC and the immediate suburbs. I live 40 miles away and told the woman that during the interview (her name was Zoe). She flat out lied and said there were 300 people in the club in my area (Frederick, MD) and not to worry about the distance and driving challenges that we have out here. I'm still going to go to events that are close to me, so I'll post later if I change my opinion.
The BBB.org has given them an F rating after less than 9 months of operation. I hope some DC lawyer starts a class action suit. I'll be the first to sign up for THAT!
Tofer

Oxford, MA

#23 Jul 1, 2009
Thanks for all the great comments. You just saved me the trouble of going to an interview. I'd rather an organization like this charged higher premiums for individual events, and no long term fee, but that would be completely ethical. I guess I can understand people who have the money, but I'll stick to meeting people in other ways. Certainly sounded like a fun idea though.
Makes me want to start an event planning company that doesn't ask for a huge amount up front. I think there's certainly a market for it.
counselor695

AOL

#24 Jul 6, 2009
I have been a member for about 4 months and I have very mixed feelings about this group. The people who come to the events are nice enough although they are not the professionals that they were promised to be. Many are just out of college, which is OK, but I am an older professional and was hoping there would be more in my age group and educational group. I also felt that in some events the host that showed up could have done something to introduce people rather than just sit there with her boyfriend. Somehow I thought that E&A was profesional enough for me to call and let them know that I think their hosts could be doing more. Well, if you ever want to know what a company is really about, call with a consturctive criticsm. I had no intention of leaving the group but after that call I would never do business with them again. Teh response was "what you do expect them to do?" In a real sour note. When I tried to explain constructively what a felt a host should do, the woman said "well no one else feels that way" I proceeded to tell her that I run a business too and when a customer calls with a criticsm, I make it a point to hear it without becomming defensive and that way I can become better at what I do. But these people have no intention of becoming better at what they do. She was so defensive and rude and pretended not to know what I was saying ( I am a communicator and a public speaker so I am not so bad) until I got angry and asked her to stop playing stupid and try to hear what I am saying. then she focused on "are you callihng me stupid?" This is the quality of the people running the Long Island Center and when I hung up the phone, I asked AMEX to pull all the charges and they have done that and put the account into dispute. So there you are, be careful who you do business with.
Grad Student in Boston

Everett, MA

#25 Jul 6, 2009
Thank you all so much for these posts. I too was going to have an interview in the Boston office- they were going to send me an email about it but I think I scared off the woman on the phone when I said I was a grad student and lived on a stipend. Haha. She must've assumed that I couldn't/wouldn't pay these prices (that I'm finally learning from this site are outrageous) and I guess she decided against sending me an email.
You know there's an issue with a company that won't tell you the price of something upfront or has zero reviews on its website. Thank you all.
Ginger

Boston, MA

#26 Jul 8, 2009
Events and Adventures is awesome!! I joined last month and so far have gone whale watching, ziplining, to the red sox....saw 4rth of July fireworks by boat(AWESOME!!)and am geared up for the weekend in the Berkshires....I don't know what these other people are talking about???
Geo

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Jul 17, 2009
FER2008 wrote:
Events and Adventures Boston !!!! BIGEST SCAM EVER !!!!
I wish I could have read the reviews online about this organization. I am still trying to find my way out of this HUGE SCAM. I am agree with some of the people that says they try to sell the membership like a sales man at a Car Dealesrship. They will never allow you to try 1 event before taking the money of the membership at front. I know why because they know that once you attend any event then you will never join. The lady that took my mebership at the Boston area was rude and pushed me to sign for it. After 20 days when I try to get out of it they gave me all kind of excuses to do not refund my money back. STAY AWAY FROM THIS HUGE SCAM !!!!!. If anybody knows about any class suit please let me know
Yoa know what I laugh at people like you I sell cars and guess what you have the control YOU dont have to sign! you can get up anytime you like..... so its your fault that you dont use it or didnt do your research..I wouldnt refund your money either!
intotheend

Vancouver, Canada

#28 Jul 24, 2009
The girl that interviewed me was actually really nice... she was hot, sociable, charismatic and not pushy or rude at all... When I made it clear that I was not going to sign up right away, she didn't try to pressure me at all and gave me a big smile and a hug when I left. And I haven't gotten any phone calls from them since the interview a few days ago... pretty different from some of the stuff I read here.

Some of the things she told me is pretty sketchy though, like how you can't try a session just to see, minimum 1 year membership, high initiation costs, vague promises... not very smart business moves in my opinion.

I think the company had a good business idea and had good intentions in mind when it first started, and somewhere along the way the directors at the various locations probably got greedy and it goes downhill from there. I've seen a lot of companies like that...
Tweetie

Brookline, MA

#29 Aug 1, 2009
I heard of Events and Adventures on the radio and looked it up on-line. I filled out the form on the web and gave my number to be contacted. I left for vacation and when I came back, I had a message from someone at the company every day. That ment my machine had 15 messages from E&A Then when I finally was contacted, the women on the phone said she was happy to finally get intouch with me. When I told her that was away and I felt like she was harressing me, she could only say that she was sorry that I felt that way but the company policy is to call until they reach someone. I then told her that the company policy has changed my mind and hung up the phone. Now after reading everyones posts, I am glad that I did not even listen to their sales pitch.
Bethesda

Jackson, MI

#30 Aug 3, 2009
I went for an interview the lady was very rude and would not tell me what the joining fee was and wanted me to sign up 1st and then she would let me know about the membership. When I told her that I need to know the cost up front she told me that I have nit been lonely for long enough and have not feel the pain long enough otherwise I would of sign up with their program. She looked more lonely and desperate than anything else to me.
KDW

Leesburg, VA

#31 Aug 5, 2009
I JUST got back from an interview in Vienna, VA. The woman wouldn't give me a direct answer at cost and when she gave me a ballpark figure, I told her I would need to think about it. She flat out said that if I wasn't going to commit to the membership then I was not a quality person and they are not interested in having me join.
First thing I thought when leaving there was, exactly like a typical car sales experience. Something about the office too, just didn't sit right. I didn't feel like it was a permanent location.
Also, she insinuated that I was pathetic because I was single and would continue to be pathetic if I didn't join.
Thank God I didn't join. It's too bad, because the concept is awesome.
Bill

Ballwin, MO

#32 Aug 13, 2009
I feel Events and Adventures is a good singles group. Like many of the comments I've read, I agree the membership price is steep.

On the positive side I've done some events that I would never have had the opportunity to participate in, without E&A. The events are planned and all I have to do is show up.

This group, like so many other things in life, is what you make of it. For me it has been a positive experiance.

Bill
Diane

Weymouth, MA

#33 Sep 8, 2009
Bill, did you join this group? If so, what do you think of it? Actually if there are any members of Events and Adventures-I would love to hear what you think. I am also considering joining this club.

Thank You
Diane

Weymouth, MA

#34 Sep 8, 2009
Sherry-I am thinking of joining this club. Would you willing to speak with me on the phone? If so, let me know and I will give you my email address. Thank you for your consideration in advance.
Diane

Weymouth, MA

#35 Sep 8, 2009
Ginger-If you happen to read this post, would you mind emailing me privately. I would love to speak with you on the phone. If you are open to this, I will give you my email address. Thank You for your consideration. Sincerely,Diane
Amanda

West Palm Beach, FL

#36 Sep 16, 2009
I recently joined Events and Adventures because I really like the concept. I can agree that the sales staff was a little pushy, but I figured hey,they are sales people that's what they are paid to do.
My whole philosophy is that I wanted to be able to meet people who saw the same prospect in Events and Adventures as I do. I am just so sick of going to bars with my married friends while I inhale second hand smoke and watch college kids get drunk as a skunk. I'm just over that place- I'm past that. I want to do things that are intellectually stimulating and fun. I just hate to see that E & A got a bad wrap because of a few sour sales people. It's been so worth it for me in many ways. I've met some great friends, and had a blast along the way.
Derek

Vancouver, Canada

#37 Sep 22, 2009
intotheend wrote:
The girl that interviewed me was actually really nice... she was hot, sociable, charismatic and not pushy or rude at all... When I made it clear that I was not going to sign up right away, she didn't try to pressure me at all and gave me a big smile and a hug when I left. And I haven't gotten any phone calls from them since the interview a few days ago... pretty different from some of the stuff I read here.
Some of the things she told me is pretty sketchy though, like how you can't try a session just to see, minimum 1 year membership, high initiation costs, vague promises... not very smart business moves in my opinion.
I think the company had a good business idea and had good intentions in mind when it first started, and somewhere along the way the directors at the various locations probably got greedy and it goes downhill from there. I've seen a lot of companies like that...
I just had an interview in the Vancouver, BC office and spent 2.5 hours in their office at the end of day (my interview started at 6pm). They were very kind and courteous and I felt that this was, although extremely more expensive than I'd like, something that was exactly what I was looking for. I sat there and contemplated things, and did calculations and everything (I'm very analytical) and they were very nice about it. I ended up leaving and doing the financing option. I've got 24 hours before I have to cancel or I don't get my money back. I really want to know what the Vancouver branch meetups are like before I can't cancel anymore!

intotheend, did you actually join the Vancouver organization? Could you give me your feedback about your feedback to date? Are there many young (in 20s) women?(please send to [email protected] to ensure I get it before my 24 hours is up)

While hesitant, I think I'll probably still go through with it. Your life is what you make of it, and I plan to take this opportunity to really make great friends and quality people to date. Yes, I'm blowing a ton of cash on a whim, but at least I won't go into debt over it.
Trish

Boston, MA

#38 Sep 25, 2009
Well luckly I read all the reviews...I have a interview tomorrow....guess I won't be going....I found it kind of odd when I asked about membership fees, and the lady on the phone from FL declined to comment. She instead stated that "the prefer one on one". I know why...it's a lure to get you in. If she would have told me between 1500-4000 I would definitely rethink that.

I live In MA and new to the area. I don't know anyone so, I guess I'll continue to find my own way.
Kelly

Roslindale, MA

#39 Sep 30, 2009
A satisfied customer wrote:
Note: This site randomly selects location so don't pay attention to the location of the respondents.
I have been a member of the Boston group for slightly less than 3 months. Every event I attended was fun, the individuals I met were friendly and easy to socialize with.
There are other, less expensive ways to have a social life, however, this one works well for me. The ratio of women to men is about 65%/35%(which means that outgoing men meet women very easily via this group).
The only thing I would change about this group is the sales model. I meet at least one person at every event who had unrealistic expectations and is unhappy with their choice. Luckily, it is easy to politely end the conversation and find someone else in the group with a more positive attitude.
I just recently met in the Boston Office I am interested in trying it out does anyone have a guest pass ?
Anonymous Bob

Centralia, WA

#40 Oct 15, 2009
I joined in Seattle, only went to 2 functions, which were lame, and murphy's law would have it I met someone just 2 months later(not through the club though) and we ended up getting married a few months later... The Events and Adventures staff could care less, and are sticking me with the FULL 1800.00 ! What a bunch of heartless, spineless bloodsucking vermin! Save the money, and just go out on your own to meet people, I am sure you'll have better luck, and a lot more money in your pocket.

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