Social We FAQ
How much does the app cost?
SocialWe is 100% free to use. Whether you are arranging Socials or attending them, you will not be charged a single penny.
What if someone tries to charge me money to attend a Social?
Social We does not take any payments. The spirit of Social We is all about getting people together to do fun and interesting things. There are some circumstances where certain events & activities will come with a cost, and as long as these are described clearly within the Social description, this is not a problem. However, we do warn against sending money to a Social organiser ahead of time. Common sense is definitely important here.
Finding new Socials
You can discover all upcoming Socials via your feed.
‘My Feed’ will show you Socials that match your preferences, which can be updated at any time via your profile settings. If you want to step outside of your comfort zone, however, you can browse ALL of the socials on Social We via the individual categories via your Feed page (Sports & Fitness, Art & Culture, Networking & Lifestyle, Board & Card Games, Night (& day) life, Languages, Music & Film, Food & Drink, and The outdoors.
Remember that new Socials will be made throughout every day, so make sure to refresh your feed to ensure you have the most up to date list of Socials happening in your city.
Of course, if you don’t find a Social that matches what you are looking for, you can just organise your own. It only takes a couple of minutes to do and people just like you are probably sitting at home waiting for someone else to organise it!
Organising, attending, & interested
If you are organising a Social, try to make sure you add as much information to your Social description as possible. Other Social We users will want to make an informed decision if they want to join your Social of not.
When naming your Social, do have fun, do be witty, but do not be offensive.
Make sure you upload a suitable, eye catching, and fun cover photo for your Social, make it stand out from the crowd.
Don’t be shy, do record a Social invitation video. It really makes your Social stand out and gives everyone a glimpse of your personality!
When other members ask you questions or introduce themselves via Event Chat, do make sure that you respond promptly.
If you need to rearrange an aspect of your Social, e.g. the location, date, or time, please do not do this at the last minute. That would be very inconvenient and disrespectful to the people who were going to attend your Social. Also, make sure you write a clear message explaining the need for the change/s.
So you’ve seen a Social that looks like it’ll be good fun? Excellent! Socials always have limited numbers of spots, from 2 all the way up to 100!! If you do not ‘join’ the Social and all the spaces fill up, you will not be able to attend it, so act fast.
Someone has taken the time to plan this thing, so make sure you show the organiser a little respect and do turn up to the agreed meeting place on time. No one loves a tardy attendee.
If you realise that you are no longer able to attend a social, let the guys know via Event Chat and click on the ‘attending’ button to take yourself out of the Social.
This is polite for the organiser and other attendees, and also frees up your space in the Social for someone else to take.
If you see a Social that looks cool, but you are unsure if you will be able to make it. You can mark yourself as interested. The Social will be added to your calendar and you will be able to take part in the Event Chat, however this does not confirm you can attend the Social. Socials have limited space and only users who are down as ‘attending’ are guaranteed a place at the Social.
Should I share my personal information?
We intentionally designed SocialWe with no private messaging functionality. There is no need whatsoever to share your phone number, email, or address via the app.
Each Social has an ‘event chat’ feature where you can introduce yourselves, ask & answer questions regarding the upcoming Social, or make any specific arrangements.
Once you’ve met up in real life, and if you want to, of course you can then share as much personal information as you’d like!
How does the ranking system work?
When we created Social We, we thought it would be very cool to be ranked in our cities for the things we like to do! We decided that ranking people by participation made the most sense, i.e. the more you ‘do’ something, the higher you’ll rank.
E.g. If you arrange/attend the most Yoga Socials, then you will rank number one in your city for Yoga. Obviously this does not mean you are technically the most proficient Yoga practitioner in your city, but we really do believe that it’s the taking part that counts.
You get 1 point for every Social you attend, & 2 for every Social you organise. Points are awarded according to what types of Socials you arrange or attend.
How do ratings work?
A community is only as strong as it’s members. With that in mind, it is essential that Social We members treat each other with respect and kindness. We are all in this to expand our social circles, try new things, and be more involved in our city.
After a social is completed you will be prompted to ‘rate’ the other attendees of the Social. You can award 1 to 5 stars. As far as we are concerned, 5 star behaviour is not that hard to achieve. Don’t be abusive (verbally or physically), do your best to be punctual, do turn up if you said you would… that’s about it really.
How old do I have to be to use SocialWe?
Social We is for 18+. This is due to the fact that the app is used for meeting people in real life and as such, it is a product for adults.
What types of Socials can I arrange?
Social We is NOT a dating app. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of dating apps available. What there is a distinct lack of on the market is an app that allows you to meet new people, do cool stuff, all with no weirdness. So dating & sexual Socials are NOT allowed. Don’t make it weird ;).
Any type of get together, activity, or event that falls under the 9 Social We categories is fine (Sports & Fitness, Arts & Culture, Networking & lifestyle, Board & Card games, Night (&day) life, Languages, Music & Film, Food & Drink, & The outdoors).
We don’t want to tell you what to do, that’s what parents and bosses are for!
Want to have a kick about at the park? Practice your French? Try that new Sushi place? Play some cards against humanity? Have a drink over some Table Tennis? Find some people to take part in your art project? Go to that open mic night? Get a team together for a pub quiz? Host a kick ass party? Go catch some Pokemon? Watch the rugby? I mean the list can go on and on… just go find some people to do it all with! 😀
How do I win prizes?
SocialWe provides prizes on an ad-hoc basis.
It’s usually based on rankings. We keep an eye on who is rising up and who is rocking it at the top of individual rankings and award suitable prizes! Keep your rankings high and you’ll be in with a great chance to win some prizes.
What are memories?
‘Memories’ are photos & videos that have been uploaded to Socials you have attended.
Each Social page becomes a ‘memory’ page as soon as it begins. It is added to your profile and you have the ability to start adding photos, videos, & comments as soon as the Social kicks off!
Only members who have attended a particular Social can add photo & video ‘memories’.
You can share your memories to other social networks too, e.g. facebook, instagram, & twitter.
I have a complaint about a fellow user.
The key to Social We is that we believe that most people are awesome in their own way. We also believe the more people we meet, the more points of view we are exposed to, the more we learn, experience, and think. The world doesn’t move to the beat of just one drum after all!
However, every now and then, unacceptable behaviour can occur.
Instances of violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, and other general poor-person behavior should not be tolerated.
If you would like to make a complaint about a fellow user you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will look in to the matter.
Please do have a look at our Community Standards
to get a feel for we deem acceptable behaviour on Social We.
Obviously, any issue of a criminal nature should be reported to the police.
I have another question.
Remember; ‘Be excellent with each other’.
The Social We team.