How we Operate

The Mission:

It is the mission of SBSN to facilitate interaction among and between single seniors by sponsoring activities and events to allow for connections to occur naturally, helping seniors to grow older, healthier and with loving companionship.

For your safety and protection, SBSN will strive to make sure those attending these events are vetted to the extent possible to ensure that participants are single and sincerely seeking companionship and that they are not predators. To this end most of the activities, especially the speed-dating events are by invitation only. The exact location of an event is only given to those who have RSVP’d and paid so that to the extent possible, only those invited will know where we gather.

SBSN is steadily evolving, having become a multi-faceted organization providing a variety of programs and services to enrich the lives of Black seniors, promote socialization and facilitate personal growth and health education. Single Black Seniors Out On The Town is a subgroup of SBSN that plans outings such as concerts, plays, dining, museum trips and travel to allow us to secure discounted rates for the activities, enabling many to participate in the comfort and safety of a group. Outings are planned each month helping to establish relationships among those participating. Group transportation based on the location is often a part of the outing. Call 312-878-4268 for additional information.

Events are happening throughout the month so don’t hesitate! SBSN has its schedule set for 2018 with lots of activities, including starting separate activities on the west side/west suburban area and eventually starting separate activities for the south suburban area, making three groups of SBSN networkers by the end of 2018.


Only an equal number of men and women can be invited to each speed-dating event, participants are accepted on a first applied and reviewed-first invited basis. Those beyond the magic number of each sex will flow over (be invited) to the next social activity and will also be in line for the next speed-dating event, a few weeks later.

So what is speed-dating? Speed-dating is an opportunity to have conversation with 10 individuals of the opposite sex in succession for 8 minutes each to determine if you have common interests and want to spend more time getting to know that person. SBSN has structured its speed-dating events so that after you have talked with the total number of men/women at the event in the speed round, there is a social hour that allows you to interact with everyone at the event for a longer, more relaxed conversation if desired.

Additionally, within 10 days after the speed-dating event, all participants will be made aware of those who expressed an interest in wanting to get to know them better.

Safety is the number one priority for SBSN, so activities for the most part will be on a weekday, during daylight hours. For those on public transportation, this makes it easier to not be in the dark trying to get home. Click on the registration button to get started now, your companion is waiting !

SBSN publishes its own newsletter, Single Black Seniors In The Know, a monthly publication ripe with “News Seniors Can Use,” Founder’s Corner, Birthday listings, info/photos about the activities in the past month and a preview of the coming month PLUS, whether a SBSN networker or corporate sponsor, advertising is available to make hundreds aware of what you have to offer, allowing the SBSN network to be supportive and learn about what might benefit them.

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Have further questions? Contact us at or call 312-878-4268


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