About My Social Calendar
My Social Calendar offers activities in multiple cities for singles. The process is simple. Sign up, come and have a great time, and meet amazing people! It's as easy as that. My Social Calendar events can be found in locations across the United States including, Los Angelos, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Detroit, Manhattan, Long Island, Boston, South Florida, and Charlotte.
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This would be a really great concept if it was run by people who actually cared. Unfortunately, the owner (Emmet) wants nothing to do with his paying customers, and the event coordinator (Vanessa) takes every opportunity to avoid doing the work needed to have successful events that satisfy their members. But they seem to be content with sitting back and collecting membership dues month after month from people who realize the mistake they made by signing up and are just waiting for their contract to end. Too bad.
I had recently moved to the area when I saw an ad for MSC on Insta and thought I’d check it out. I scheduled a “screening call” with them, which was really just a sales pitch to get you to sign up, right then, without giving you time to think. If you don’t sign up right then, then you don’t have the option to try later, so, under pressure, thinking “sure, maybe I’ll meet some cool people, I am, after all, a member of several social clubs that I LOVE in my home city”. I signed up. DON'T DO IT.
I knew after the first event that this wasn’t the group for me. The second event confirmed it. It’s not exactly the group they advertise - “hundreds of singles in the DC area,” etc. It’s the same 5 people (one gentleman). All older, and we just didn’t clique. Not a lot of people to get to know, and not my people. You can find all the events at Clockout DC, and there’s nothing special about the events they do “organize.” (I use the word “organize,” loosely.) I felt like an absolute outcast. And, like I was being scammed out of money for things I could do on my own.
When I tried to cancel, I was given a lecture about how it was just those events and I need to go to more. Fair, but too late. I already had a bad taste in my mouth and this wasn’t a group I particularly wanted to continue to hang out with. Why would I continue to go to events that I would have to pay for anyway, with people I don’t want to be around?
I’ve been trying to cancel this stupid thing for months but they won’t let me out of it. Not only that, but even though they know I want out, and I’ve told them several times, they’re directing me to the terms to remind me that I have to request to leave, on Nov 1st. And that it will keep charging me if I don’t cancel on that specific date. Fine. I’ll go in and cancel on Nov 1st through the portal. Pain in the ass, but fine.
What they’re doing isn’t illegal. In their defense, I signed the stupid form. What I’m pissed about is the false advertising, the pressure to sign up, and the lack of transparency, and forcing me to stay in this and keep paying them, despite it not being a fit. If they had given me a month to try this, even a few events, I would have known immediately it wasn’t for me. This echoes the same sentiment that other reviewers have left. Perhaps that’s why they do it. They know they’re not offering a service others want to stay a part of. That’s probably why there aren’t so many members to begin with. They make you stay and pay because it’s the only way they make money. They would probably lose a lot of money if they didn’t. Which frankly, is **. If you don’t offer a service people don’t want to be a part of, something needs to change. I haven’t enjoyed a moment with MSC. Maybe you will. Just remember that if you don’t, you’re trapped. Best of luck!
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I was a member over a year and canceled because I was not using the service. The day I canceled, my account was deactivated but I was charged for services, which are billed one month in advance. Essentially I no longer has access to the calendar but was billed. There’s no contact information for help on the website. The DC events Coronado, Lena, refused to provide contact information for anyone in member services and essentially told me that the billing issue was my fault and to deal with it.
Eventually I was told she sent my info over and that I would be refunded in 3-5 business days. It will be 6 business days tomorrow, I have not referenced a refund, and the email I sent to member car bounced back as undeliverable. Most subscription services would refund or allow access through the end of the recent billing services. I will never join this service again due to poor customer service and poor ethics. I highly recommend you avoid.
They like to tell potential members that you will 'probably meet someone in...' to get you to buy a 6 month or year membership. This allows them to manipulate your emotions to make a binding long-term purchase without actually committing to anything themselves. The truth is, all they are only legally obligated (per their contract) to do is schedule 10 events per month. If you don't meet someone, not their problem. If events get cancelled, not their problem. As long as they put 10 events per month on a calendar - whether they actually run or not, whether you meet someone or not. If you want to cancel your membership, not their problem. As a member, I can't count the number of people I've seen come to one or two events, not make any connection and never return.
These people could care less about their paying members once they have your money. All they really do is copy a calendar from month to month - they don't even attend their own events. They expect the members to run the events themselves and you can't get any response from people in the office. A lot of nothing for all the money they charge.
When I returned to the Philadelphia area after being away for 15 years, I was interested in meeting single people and was especially interested in developing friendships. I have enjoyed a variety of events throughout the region. The events include so many different venues that anyone who joins would find outings of interest to them. I am also happy to say that I have succeeded in building new lasting friendships.
The "screening process" to join MSC I experienced was little more than a pressure sales pitch. After asking me where I came from, why I hadn't had success, et cetera, within 10 minutes the employee on the phone was asking if I was ready to give him my credit card information. When I asked if I could please have more time to think about it, he immediately did a 180 and said he didn't think it would be right for me. Why, I asked? "Just a feeling," he said. This is how salesmen win, by making you feel unworthy. I've never experienced MSC myself, but based on this representation it isn't something I'll try anytime soon.
Vanessa is the event coordinator. She does as little as possible to fulfill her job and deliver a satisfying customer experience. Their literature and membership contract states that they provide hosts for the events - false. They solicit members to host the events themselves. Vanessa hosts perhaps one event a month - and only if it's convenient for her. If her kids have an activity or she has a family event, she will pressure members to host the event in her place, and cancel events if no-one is willing. She has also cancelled events when there is a willing host, but she had personal priorities that kept her from monitoring the office phone for attending members on the day of the event. Some of the poorest customer service I have ever seen.
As a single, professional adult I joined the Calendar, then I promptly quit. The Calendar will ask a prospect a screener question: if one is absolutely male or absolutely female (they do not ask questions about one's ethnicity). I am not 100 percent male or female, have an X for gender ID on my license. I choose to not ID with any gender. This entity refuses to acknowledge diversity in gender outcomes and that people MUST be either male or female at all times. I am offended by these 'you must be this or else' tactics required as a pre-requisite. Wonder if this firm sends its profits from members to sexist conservative, pro-Trump candidates or political action committees.
Let me begin by saying, I don't ever write reviews if an experience is bad, but I could not let this one slide. MSC aka My Social Calendar: The website depicts professionals. I went to an event of 8 people. Bill's Burger Place, West Street, in NYC. The Manager was kind enough to give me the heads up after I voiced my concerns. I was expecting at least a group of 20. Wow seriously, how dare you charge people all this money for an experience that is false. Demographics were way off on so many levels. No disrespect, but... not need to insult folks, not one looked like anyone representative of what appears on the company's website. They have to be paid actors.
Oh and I was told during the sales call, Katy ** is the person who is always available to talk if any concerns. She sent me one text message, saying I will make your experience worth it. Do not sign up for this so-called social experience. It is garbage and they should be ashamed of themselves for selling this nonsense. BTW most of the events are virtual. I thought I asked the right questions, before signing up. The salesperson was very convincing about the type of people I had questioned her about. So sad she was not honest. Don't be fooled, consider yourself warned. A complete waste of time and money. I will be cancelling my subscription somehow.
My Social Calendar author review by Mark Brooks
My Social Calendar is a different type of online dating site. Instead of setting you up with one date at a time, the company schedules events in cities around the country. Members choose which ones they want to attend for a fun way to meet new people and have new experiences.
Events for everyone: My Social Calendar plans events that everyone can enjoy. They range from arts and theatre to sporting events and casual parties. You’ll find events that interest you and meet other people who have the same interests when you’re a member.
Avoid awkward blind dates: Members of My Social Calendar avoid the awkwardness of blind dates because you attend events in a group setting. Once you’re there, you can see who you connect with and, if you choose, go on a date with someone you’ve already met.
Make friends: My Social Calendar isn’t just for dating. It’s a great way to meet new friends who share your same interests, whether or not they turn into romantic relationships.
Online calendar: Check out the online calendar for your location to see what fun events are coming up. Every location has unique events.
Straightforward approach: My Social Calendar has a straightforward approach to making connections. Simply sign up and show up to an event in your area. You’re in total control of what events you attend and who you talk to.
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- My Social Calendar
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