Michelle joined dates-n-mates as a National member in March 2016. Since then she has made new friends, gained heaps of confidence, and gotten engaged to a young man.
When Michelle first joined she had very little confidence in herself, though she was always very outgoing. She very quickly found her feet, coming to almost every event that was on in her first 3 months. She still attends events regularly, and has made good friends whom she independently of dates-n-mates. She’s also taken part in the dates-n-mates Champions volunteering scheme, helping with admin in the office and supporting the team with fundraising.
Michelle still looks forward to getting her event invitations each month, “I always buzz when I get my flyers, I love seein’ what’s on.” A year on, she’s still finding new friends when she comes to events, “At the pub night I met a few people and got chatting to them, I’d never met them before but I’d seen them at other stuff and now chat to them often.”
Michelle’s new found confidence has helped her in her relationships outside dates-n-mates as well. Last year she started dating her now partner Wayne. She often brings him along to dates-n-mates open events with her. They both love the LATE club night, and have gone to several of the other big events together. At the dates-n-mates Renfrewshire 1st Birthday Party, Wayne proposed to Michelle and she said yes!
Michelle is looking forward to another year with dates-n-mates, and we are all looking forward to seeing her shine even brighter in the future.
Please click here to read an article on Michelle & Wayne via the Gazette.