Our Origins...


Hi there!  I’m Jamie, a 40-year-old single woman who lives in Asheville, North Carolina with my five (yes five!) dogs and foster pit bulls.  I’m a licensed clinical social worker, and have a therapy practice here in town – not to mention some contract positions I maintain.  Sounds like a lot, right?  It is – but it’s fun too!

Like I said, I’m single.  I’m busy.  I work independently, so I’m not going to meet anyone on the job.  About a year ago, I decided to give up on dating apps.  The incessant swiping.  The ghosting.  The breadcrumbing (these are actual terms now, as sad as that may be!).  It’s all just so exhausting and discouraging.  I decided that I would leave love up to fate.  If it happens, great!  If not, well that’s okay too!  I decided to focus my energy more on building friendships and fulfilling my life in other ways.  Through this, I’ve met so many other badass singles who feel just as confused by today’s dating world as I do. So this got me thinking - THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY FOR PEOPLE TO FIND LOVE!! 

And here it is!  Welcome to Date.Play.Love!

Date.Play.Love. is a way to meet people in REAL LIFE, not behind a computer/phone screen.  It’s a way to capture a person’s vibe and to explore the level of initial attraction.  We host monthly events for single adults, chock full of fun ice breaker games and activities!  All you have to do is bring yourself, your smile, and be ready to interact!  We take the guesswork out of trying to initiate conversation or knowing what to talk about.  Whether you play “would you rather,” questions Jenga, or “2 Truths and a Lie,” you are guaranteed to learn about the people around you and get a feel for who you may jive with.  We even offer cards that say “I’d like to get to know you better” with an option to write your contact information and give it to a person(s) of interest (or have your friendly hosts hand it off for you). 

That’s it!  It’s about showing up.  It’s about having fun.  It’s about being your true self. You may meet your future spouse.  You may meet your new best friend.  You will definitely have fun! We hope you will feel welcome, supported, encouraged and safe at all Date. Play. Love events. 

Hope to see you at our next event!


Date. Play. Love.