From Our Editors
The leaders of Eight Friends Out fashion themselves equal parts matchmakers and event planners, helping Houston singles meet and commingle through fun, safe events. Annual and semiannual memberships grant members admission to a variety of themed speed-dating events, such as Italian brunches, Indian dinners, and martini nights, which are hosted at a variety of venues. Events typically are arranged by age group, as the staff recognizes that most people prefer to date within five years of their own age. Eight Friends Out's team is proud of its track record, estimating an average of about three marriages per year in its nearly 20-year history.