No. Many of our event attendees come on their own. And we know from experience how difficult it can be at first to socialize alone, if friends can't be invited to join you because they are unaware of your sexuality. As a result, we go out of our way to make newcomers feel welcome.
Most of our events are at venues that are open to the general public. So, if you prefer, you can even start by sitting at a nearby table and eavesdropping on us, and then join us when you feel comfortable. You certainly won't be the first person to have done that!