Friends you haven’t met: Professionals in the City

24 Oct

Professionals in the City is a great way to not only get out of the house, but to meet people and network. According to their website, the organization has 200,000 DC members and hosts more than 1,000 events each year. Some of their regular events include cooking classes, gallery tours, Spanish instruction, wine tastings and attending sports games. And there’s seasonal events like New Year’s Eve parties.

They also do A LOT of speed dating events, which they categorize in amazingly specific ways. There’s “Twenties and Thirties”, “Thirties and Forties”, “Women Ages 40-50; Men Ages 45-55”, “Asian & Indian Professionals and Those Who Want to Meet Them”, “Singles with Post Graduate or Professional Degrees”, “Generation Y”, “Bi-Sexual and Lesbian Women”, “Active and Fit Professionals”, “Asian 40 Plus”, “Christian”, “Jewish”, “Graduates of Top Colleges and Universities and Those Who Want to Meet Them”, “Travel Lovers”, “Interracial” and the list goes on. My hot dentist went to one of their speed dating events; he liked it alright but he didn’t get any dates out of it. This really surprised me because, like I said, he’s hot. Apparently how it works is that you write down the names of people you would be interested in seeing again and give the name to the organizers, and if anyone that you liked also liked you, the organizers let you know.

Professionals in the City also plans a lot of international trips. My hot dentist went on a trip to Iceland with them and had a good time.

If you’re interested, you can join the Professionals in the City email list. There’s also a DC Young Professionals email list (ages 21 – 29) and a Seasoned Professionals email list (35+).

One Response to “Friends you haven’t met: Professionals in the City”


  1. Eight ways to meet people in DC | New to DC: tips & tricks for the district's newbies - February 14, 2017

    […] Professionals in the City: This organization has loads of events including speed dating. A few months ago I went to an evening organized by Professionals in the City and the Japanese embassy, and it was just lovely. They also offer trips both locally and internationally. […]

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