Networking in any city, in any profession, even for your hobbies is very important. Not only does it link you with people who share the same interests that you have, depending on what the purpose of your networking is, but it also makes finding information about events around your sphere of interest easier. The gay community in Cape Town takes networking very seriously, not only have they created beautiful social spaces in the city, by networking, but it also plays a role on how well everyone within knows each other, therefore, we have some tips and tricks on how to do just that.
Social Networking Offline in Cape Town
There are LGBTQ+ networking events in Cape Town from the working professionals meeting up monthly in the city, to socials created around drag shows, and nightclubbing. You can get information from The Other Foundation about professional networking events they have coming up for the LGBTQ+ community, or attend an evening at Zer021 which also offers an entertainment side to the networking. The annual Pride parade is also a very good event because it not only solidifies pride but also makes a fun opportunity to make new friends and get to know what the agenda is for queers in Cape Town.
Social Networking Online in Cape Town
The social networking environment in Cape Town is quite developed, although a bit different to offline networking, as it does not limit you to only socializing with the LGBTQ+ community in Cape Town. You can interact with a wide range of people across the country. One of the most favoured apps is Grindr which works like Tinder, but is specifically for gay men and also links you to people in your area. Tinder though believed to be for straight people, allows you to change the settings so you can meet anyone and also the distance from your location.