Nowadays, it seems like there’s a million different online dating sites, but none that focus on getting things started by enabling gender equality. At 5050 Café Friends, we seek to do something different! That’s right – we’re not a dating site. We’re a social network that allows you to make friends in Sydney in a ‘no strings attached’ manner. At 5050, the emphasis is placed on gender equity which paves the way to gender equality which redefines the expectations people might have about meeting someone for coffee, especially when they are of the opposite sex. While the 5050 Café Friends concept was originated in Auckland, NZ, we believe our platform can also benefit those who want to make new friends in Sydney without fear of any implied romantic obligations. This gives people peace of mind that the interaction they are having is based on mutual respect, affordability, safety, and getting all relationships off to a great start!
Vlog to Join’ (the quick way of registering) lets everyone know you’d like to be invited for coffee. How? Simply by saying something in your vlog like: ‘Hi, I’m Sasha from Sydney invite me for coffee.’ Vlogs can be viewed prior to meeting up with someone which gives you a greater idea of what that person is like. Every uploaded vlog immediately displays the 5050 Verified badge which tells people you’re genuine (as vlogs are difficult to upload off the internet). OR, you can upload a photo, complete some basic info and choose 2 Interests from the dropdown (and upload a vlog later)
The interests you select connects with other people who also share your interests and allows you to introduce yourself to that person. How? Part of an Intro is about taking an interest in someone by mentioning what they’re in to. Sharing an interest with someone can allow a friendship to form prior to meeting them.
When two users share the same interests or join from the same area an email is sent to let people know that someone else shares the same interest or is from the same area. All recent activity (Smiles, Intros, Messages and 5050 Coffee Invites) show in Notifications on the website also.
Everyone is able to introduce themselves by completing a simple form that allows you to ‘break the ice’ and not be a stranger. This is also the place where common bonds are formed by encouraging people who share the same interests or people who are from the same area to introduce themselves to each other.
As soon as someone introduces themselves they cease being a total stranger and it allows a conversation to begin. Then once a rapport is established a coffee invite can be sent. Anyone can send an invite for 5050 Coffee to anyone to meet up at any café/coffee shop in 5 different countries. Keeping yourself safe and obligation free by applying the 5050 protocol where each person pays for their own coffee allows all relationships (or a first meeting) to begin on an even keel, and by starting off in this manner, you’re allowing any effort made towards meeting someone new the best possible chance of success.
It’s simple to join and invite someone out for coffee
We’ve designed our platform to be simple so anyone can join and easily meet people in Sydney, or wherever they are, by inviting someone to their local café for 5050 Coffee. The refreshing simplicity and sincerity of our platform means that you can comfortably connect with someone with mutual interests or someone from your area to make new friends.
You get to try before you buy
We know our concept is unique, and that’s why we encourage you to take advantage of our 7-day free trial so you can use our platform to meet new people right away. We think you’ll love our platform and want to continue using it, so we aren’t afraid to give you a taste for free!
Break the ice with 5050 Intros
When you make friends in Sydney online, introducing yourself to someone always has the potential to feel a little awkward, no matter how confident you are normally. With the 5050 Intros inherent to our platform, you get the next best thing to being introduced by a 3rd party (think of us as your mutual friend!)
Get peace of mind with the 5050 Verified Badge
At 5050, we value honesty and mutual respect – this is why we have a system that rewards people with a 5050 Verified Badge that displays on their profile picture once they’ve uploaded a vlog. When you want to make new friends in Sydney, look for this verification badge or request that someone upload a vlog and become 5050 V. By doing this, you can have peace of mind that the person you invite for coffee is who they say they are, and also get a better idea of whether you’d like to have coffee with them or not.
Make Equality A Reality