What is Expat Spouse Connect?
Expat Spouse Connect is a service to help Expat Spouses independently create a social circle in "real life" with other Expat Spouses, wherever they live.
As Expat Spouses we can sometimes feel alienated from a group of outsiders...expats themselves! I often wonder where I fit within the Expat World; Expat Social Networking Sites and Networking events both positively scare and bore me in equal measures. I sometimes feel other expats can be more interested in business networking, dating or meeting after work hours (as you know - the daytimes tend to be the quietest when your spouse is at work). Then of course, after explaining why you are an expat, there is THAT dreaded question "so what do you do?" which more often than not is followed by judgement.
So why use this Service?
It is free (for now), you would actually be crazy mad not to do this;
Grab back your independence; yaay for no longer jumping up like a puppy dog screaming "have they got an other half" at your partner when they explain they met someone new at work that day;
You can start creating a social circle for yourself before you've even touchdowned in your new home;
You can meet other spouses at a time and place agreeable to you without the potential scariness/sweaty palms/shortness of breath that a networking event can pose
This service is specifically for Expat Spouses so if you are just an Expat, please don't waste the time it will take for us to work out if you are a sane human being and please just go to the mwillion of sites you have available out there. By nature, we all obviously have a partners we share our lives with, so this sure as hell is not an expat dating service either, (if I get one more "poke" from Gary676 on a certain expat social site I will find a way to extend that "poke" into a virtual "slap").
How does Expat Spouse Connect work?
Well, you just complete our form below and then The Expat Spouse emails you with a list of future Best Friends Forever. If both Spouses indicate to us that they want to get in touch, then with your express permission we will release your email address to the other spouse. The rest is totally up to you both but you have to do everyone a favour and let us know how it goes so your fellow Expat Spouse can become a trustworthy member of our community.
And the best thing is it is that this totally FREE because I'm just lovely like that (for now). p.s. we are not at all promising that this isn't a tactic to make friends wherever we go in the World next, ahem.