Traveling Women Never Dine Alone Again!
Britain-based Cressida Howard has recently launched Invite For A Bite (IFAB) and is getting much attention over the site that offers women traveling alone the opportunity to dine with a stranger.
For women who travel all around the world for business or pleasure, IFAB has got you covered!
Instead of sympathetic stares one gets from the maître d’, solo (female only) travelers can go to the site and create an invitation sharing where they are, when they are available, and what type of food they would like to eat.
Not intended for dating purposes, Howard addresses the fact that many solo diners feel anxious in a foreign city with a foreign crowd and would love to connect with someone who has the same agenda.
According to her website, Howard says:
“Invite For A Bite was inspired by a radio program I heard on BBC Woman’s Hour. A group of female travelers were talking about how much they loved traveling alone. But they all agreed on one thing: they hated eating alone. I thought, ‘Wow, wouldn’t it be great if there was a website where women who don’t want to eat alone could meet up with one another and eat together?’”
IFAB has garnered users from all over of the world, connecting people who are traveling through different cities or simply motivated to make new friends in the city they live in.
The network has already starting to expand in activities beyond eating, and members have the ability to create invites that include other activities like hiking or theater going, etc.
To avoid becoming a typical dating site, the service was set up for women only, and Howard adds, “On Invite For A Bite you can meet people who live in your own town, as well as those traveling through. It doesn’t matter if the ‘bite’ is a three-course meal in Amsterdam or a packet of peanuts at your local cinema. In fact, we’re perfectly happy if you use the site to meet and not eat. It’s as much about the fun as the food! All you have to do is create an invite and see who’s up for joining you.”
So there you have it; wherever you are or wherever you’re going, Howard has found a problem and with Invite For A Bite, has promptly solved it.