No under 18s

Authentic Dating NYC

Tue Jun 18, 19:30 - Tue Jun 18, 22:00

Private Residence


Tired of the swiping?

Here’s your chance take a break from the apps and connect more openly and authentically with those both like-minded and different. For the first time ever, i to i Authentic Dating is coming to New York City!

You’ll have several encounters throughout the night. Each will be carefully guided, inviting you to be yourself, to communicate openly, and and explore multiples layers and flavours of connection. Come spark a flame or two!

Authentic Dating welcomes men, women and non-binary people, monogamous and non-monogamous, aged 18+. We will aim to pair you with a gender different from your own.

Is this event for me?

If you are seeking....

- Deep & meaningful conversations without small talky chit-chat

- Exciting new connections, both romantic & platonic

- An opportunity to explore & challenge your assumptions

- A substance-free environment

- Playful & sincere communication

- A space to simply be yourself

- Connection skills you can apply to your dating & relating life beyond the workshop

....then this event is for you!

What will actually happen? 

You will be invited to explore four unique interactions, some of which are randomised and some of which you can choose. Each will involve a new set of instructions to help you communicate about topics that really matter to you.

Each interaction will last 10-15 minutes. At the end of each interaction, you will have the opportunity to share a contact detail on a piece of paper that you will only leave once you leave the event.

Consent is important: you always have the agency to choose how deep you go. You will never be forced to share information that you don't want to.

Why are tickets sold by gender?

To ensure that the gender balance is as even as possible, it is important to keep track of how many men/women/non-binary people are signing up. If a particular gender is over-represented in the run-up to the event, we do our best to ensure that under-represented gender(s) also sign up.

While we aim to achieve an even balance of genders (and ages), this is not always possible. However, what is guaranteed are skills that you can apply to any relationship. Simply come with an open mind and ready to connect.

The Space Holder

Laurie King

I'm Laurie (he/him), a queer British-Kiwi who’s current home-base is Amsterdam. My passion is creating spaces that cultivate healthy, thriving human-to-human relationships, helping people take off their masks, feel their sensations and celebrate their aliveness on Earth. Since 2019, I have organised and facilitated hundreds of Authentic Relating, Dating and Embodiment workshops across Oceania and Europe. My training includes The Embody Lab, Authentic Life Course, and Connection Institute. I have facilitated at internationally acclaimed festivals such as Stretch, and organisations such as ART International.

My workshops have sparked thousands of nourishing connections, turning many strangers into life-long friends. I look forward to holding space for you!

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i to i Authentic Dating has been a big hit in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Portland, SF, LA, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. Now, for the first time ever, it's coming to NYC! Here’s what others have said:

"This has been the most positive experience I've had in meeting genuine souls with the intention of finding love/romance for over 6 years" - Matthew, Bristol

"Authentic Dating re-opened an old window for me in a new way. Heaps of fun too! And I did meet a very special person. Highly recommend for anyone curious and keen to connect with depth & joy" - Luca, Wellington

"Thank you so much for creating a space in which such well-aligned people could come together. I can't think of the last time I met so many wonderful, open-minded people in one go like that. It was a real pleasure" - John, Melbourne

"Laurie led us through a series of games and exercises that allowed us to open up and create very real bonds with others and with our own selves. Many emotions were felt in the safest, most welcoming environment" - Jason, Portland

"I love Laurie’s energy, wisdom, execution and light touch. I felt super safe to open up and connect while he was holding the space" - Tess, Auckland


Cost: $48. Earlybirds available for $34 (until May 28th). Limited tickets available through Quicket. Book early to secure your place!

Location: Private Residence in Battery Park City. Details will be sent out a couple of days before the event.

Time: 7.30pm sharp. No latecomers!

Dress code: Whatever you're comfortable in.

Intoxicants: This is an alcohol and drug free event. There will however be plenty of tea available.

Refunds: Refunds available up to one week before the event.


Authentic Dating NYC
Private Residence
Battery Park City, New York, NY, USA
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