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11. How to invite multiple people for 5050 Coffee

Most people who meet other people in a group setting find there is less pressure and less emphasis on themselves and more chance to be accepted within the group, there sure is safety in numbers.

Meeting in a group will also give you more opportunity to connect with someone within the group to form a friendship. Quite often the person or people you thought you could be friends with, turn out to not necessarily the people you connect with. Meeting multiple people can increase your chances of finding friends.

If you’d like to meet new people and find new friends then you may like to consider joining 5050 Cafe Friends and inviting your online friends to meet up offline (in-person in the real world) for 5050 Coffee at the cafe of your choice. At 5050 Cafe Friends you can invite a single person or multi (more than one) person for 5050 Coffee.

How To Join 5050 Cafe Friends

Joining 5050 Cafe Friends so you can meet new people is easy and they offer a free trial with all features, so you can get some idea of how the website works. They also let you know prior to your free trial ending when it is about end to give you plenty of time to turn the auto-renew in Settings > Payment to the OFF position, which means you will not have to commit to ongoing monthly payments until you’re ready.

When you’re ready to send out 5050 Coffee invites and start communicating again, you can simply turn the auto-renew to the ON position. You can also deactivate or cancel your account at any time. 

Registration offers two different options. Both options differ at Step 2, where there is a photo upload, profile and select Interests option and the second (at Step 2) is a ‘Vlog to Join’ and select Interests option.

Both options are a very straight forward three step process:

Step 1:  Basic info which doesn’t require any personally identifying information, for instance, they ask for your first name only NOT your full name and your year of birth only, not your full DOB.

Step 2: Offers two options: A photo upload, plus profile (selecting from a drop-down) the most suitable answer for a few questions, combined with selecting 2 – 5 Interests from a dropdown.

The second option is a ‘Vlog to Join’ option which is a quicker process where you can prepare your vlog in advance by using your smartphone to video a short four second vlog but you also must select 2 – 5 Interests.

The script requirement for your vlog is very simple and easy to remember. All it needs to be is something like (below):

‘Hi, I’m (first name only) from (where you’re from) invite me for coffee.

The benefit of the second option is that once you’re registered, you automatically become 5050 Verified which means your profile photo will display the 5050 V badge. The 5050 V badge lets others know that you have a vlog present and are more likely to be genuine because you’ve uploaded a vlog.

All vlogs are watermarked with the 5050 logo which makes them less attractive to hackers and scammers. 

Step 3: Is adding your credit card credentials where all info is encrypted and secure.

Same Area, Same Interests

Finding something in common with an online friend has never been easier as 5050 Cafe Friends notifies you when someone joins from your area or when someone shares one of your Interests.

You can also message someone from another country who may share your Interests, but the idea here is that you should really intend to meet that person from another country and being 5050 Verified (uploading a vlog) would also be advisable.

Some of the great things about finding friends online who are from the same area are:

  • Instantly, you will have something in common because you are from the same area
  • You know the same shops, cafes, institutions and maybe even know some of the same people
  • You feel like you’ve known each other for a long time, especially if you went to the same schools
  • It’s convenient to meet because you don’t have to travel far
  • You can take a trip down memory lane and share some of the similar experiences you may have had because you’re from the same area

Some of the great things about finding friends online who share some of the same Interests:

  • You are truly setting yourself up for an enduring friendship because you already have something in common 
  • You are in a position to possibly learn more and meet even more friends as often people already know people who share their Interests
  • Having a shared Interests often brings people together romantically
  • You may feel more purposeful in life
  • When people discover what they have in common, they can create more shared experiences and the bonds of friendship may deepen

When you discover things you have in common with online friends, you may like to grow the friendship further by meeting them in-person (off-line in the real world).

Meeting online friends in-person has many great benefits such as:

  • By meeting someone or people in person, you are starting to get to know them and will get a better idea of who they are
  • Online friendships need to grow into offline friendships otherwise any effort made towards friendship that you have created online, can lose importance, stagnate and fall away
  • When you meet in-person, you are able to read the social cues and body language of the other people you are meeting
  • If you are more of a talker than a literary/text type of person, you’ll find meeting in person a much better option as writing/ texting or typing info can seem time consuming and laborious. Even a phone-call or a video-call can seem like you’re being put on the spot.
  • You’ll be able to laugh out loud together and humour is what makes us happy! Instead of writing Lol and hoping the person reading your comment ‘gets it’ at the other end
  • You’ll come away from an in-person meeting with a much clearer idea of where you stand with your friends
  • If meeting more than one friend, you’ll have the opportunity of meeting ‘more’ people and enjoy more opportunities with new friends
  • Your personal brand (what you wear, how you conduct yourself, what you sound like) will leave more of an impression with your friends. They’ll also get to know what you’re like
  • Any virtual meeting to consolidate a new friendship can have technical issues and can leave you feeling less satisfied and a little unsure of potential outcomes. It may be okay to reconnect with someone you have already met in-person this way, but for new friendships it doesn’t really work. It only works initially so long as you intend to meet in-person at some stage
The Multi-Invite

If you’ve reached that crucial stage with your online friendships where you’d like to take things to the next level by meeting everyone in-person, you can send a multi-invite.

At 5050 Cafe Friends you can utilise their free trial period to use their multi-invite option to send out 5050 Coffee invites to all your online friends and meet up in person. 

Make life easier by saving anyone you’ve had something in common with like Same Area or Same Interests to your Favourites, then:

Choose the multi-invite option (envelope with the plus symbol) and a 4 step process will appear.

1/ Choose from your Favourites the people you wish to send a coffee invite to, to meet up in-person. 

2/ Choose a cafe in the area, date and time of where you’d like to meet up, which can accommodate your friends for 5050 Coffee. (In other words, a cafe that serves great coffee or has good beverages). Somewhere that has a great ambience and secure wi-fi is always best. 

3/ Complete the message field, so that your friends know why you are messaging them and that you would like to meet up with them all. 

4/ Send your multi-invite out to your online friends.

Once your multi-invite is sent, your friends will have 24 hours to decline, accept or message you back with a reply, but the invitation will expire after 24 hours which means you won’t be left hanging or wondering about who is going to turn up.

You can always message someone separately as well, if you would like to address their individual needs.

Why 5050 Coffee?

In order to get friendships off to a great start, an affordable, fair and safe way of meeting people is important. When people join 5050 Cafe Friends as a Cafe Friend they must also agree to the 5050 Protocol.

The 5050 Protocol simply put is about ‘paying for yourself’ or paying for your own coffee. The best way to do this, is just to walk up to the counter in the chosen cafe and order and pay for your own beverage. 

*It’s important not to look upon meeting up for coffee and paying for yourself as ‘cheap’ but more as affordable, non-threatening, safer, fairer and a more casual way of meeting people with less pressure. No one wants a huge financial outlay or commitment to other people when you are only just initially meeting new friends. The idea is simply to meet to see if you can establish a friendship in the first place.

At 5050 Cafe Friends it’s about making equality a reality, when meeting new people. All parties should be on an equal footing and afforded the same rights.

There should be no need for anyone to feel obligated to anyone else at a first meeting and this is possible if people take an equitable stance with a view to equality. 

The 5050 Protocol of 5050 Cafe Friends states that: 

‘The 5050 protocol of gender equity (paying for your own coffee) sets the foundation for the possibility of an enduring relationship founded on mutual respect and gender equality which is about ‘being equal’ but is not about being the same. It’s about rights, responsibilities and opportunities being equal for everyone regardless of whether they are born male or female.’

When you pay for yourself there’s no more gender role play and no awkward feeling of who pays for what or who will grab the check. You have no obligation to anyone at all and can leave when you want and it’s easy on your finances!  

Ultimately, you are there because you want to be and for the same reasons as everyone else – to meet people and find friends. 

The Multi-Invite for Cafes

How will the multi-invite effect cafes? 

The first thing all cafes should do is list their cafe for free at 5050 Cafe Friends. 

You can do this by selecting ‘Join as a Cafe’ where you will be able to list your cafe for free.

When you list your cafe it will give you a standout listing where you can easily be seen by Cafe Friends when a Search is entered for your area.

There are many benefits with listing your cafe including:

  • It’s free 
  • Your standout cafe listing will easily be seen when a search for your area is entered by Cafe Friends
  • Add a cafe photo
  • Add a cafe description
  • Add your url so Cafe Friends can visit your website
  • Add your Deal of the Day and set its duration
  • Add WOO (What’s On Offer) icons eg. Free Wi-fi
  • Print out and giveaway or display Clever Cookies
  • Update your listing and go to the top of search results for your area
  • Expect that Cafe Friends may send out multi-invites to meet- up with friends at your cafe

The multi-invite now means people from the same area or people with the same interests can now, send an invite to multiple people (more than one) to meet up at your cafe. 

And this means, you may get groups coming to your cafe for 5050 Coffee.

So keep them coming by listing your cafe and giving away or displaying Clever Cookies!

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10. How a vlog can help you stay safe online

‘You don’t need a fancy camera, the best gear or anything other than what you have right now, in order to get started with your vlog.’ – Unknown

A short vlog can give people a sneak preview of what you are like and help you find friends online. It can also help to reassure online contacts, that you are who you claim to be.

At 5050 Cafe Friends if you have a vlog uploaded, you’ll feel justified in requesting that someone else also has a vlog uploaded and this will help to keep everyone online and offline, safer.

But before we start uploading a vlog, we need to know that our data is safe. How many of us really know what happens to our data once we hand it over?

It would seem reasonable then, to assume that one of the concerns people may have of uploading a short vlog to the internet is that it might suddenly start turning up in all sorts of odd places. 

Would the fear of having your vlog stolen by corporations, criminals or hackers slow your enthusiasm to use it as a form of verification?

Or is a vlog, just in and of itself too exposing and just too ‘out there’ to be used as a short intro of who you are?

Of course once upon a time people thought the same of a photo. That a photo uploaded to the internet might be too revealing or too ‘out there’ and photos still can be. And what if they land in the wrong hands?

These fears are all relevant and you should never do anything you’re not comfortable with. It would seem that we’ve become slightly desensitised to images on the small and large screens and are trading privacy for popularity, more and more.

And what if your vlog was shared to social media? You may be opening yourself up to trolls, comments and the scrutiny of friends. Are vlogs/videos just too personal and too revealing of who we are? 

But by the same token, we allow speed cameras and CCTV cameras to operate and note our behaviour in bars, clubs and restaurants, in streets and residences. Facial recognition technology is now used in airports, banks and supermarkets.

So if you were on a social networking website which helped you to find friends and a requirement of being verified was to upload a short four second vlog, would you feel comfortable doing it?

And if that website did not use facial recognition technology but knew that a vlog was helpful when reassuring new friends that ‘you are who you claim to be’ and that you are genuine, would it then be such a biggie? 

If also that website did not share data and was not affiliated with any other website or 3rd party and used your vlog purely for the purposes of offering a great service, would that then seem ok?

And what if every vlog was watermarked, so that it was less likely to be stolen, scraped or hacked because otherwise it could be identified as coming from that particular website company. 

And what if that same website never gathered your full name, address, date of birth and never shared your private information including your vlog with any third party unless it was solely for the purposes of improving their services?

Then would it seem reasonable to be able to view the vlog of a potential friend online in order to verify that they are who they claim to be and so you could get to know them that little bit more before meeting them? 

Or if you had doubts that someone may not be who they claim to be but you had the ability to request that they upload a short vlog to show you that they are genuine and are who they claim to be. 

Would it be ok?

How To Create A Simple Vlog On Your Camera/Phone

Let’s say, that you’d like to show potential friends that you are 5050 Verified as you have uploaded a vlog and now the 5050 V badge shows on your profile photo.

But how do you create a vlog?

1/ a/ Turn the video on your camera/phone to ON.

b/ Use your camera/phone in landscape mode.

c/ Hold your phone at arms length or use a selfie stick

d/ Raise your phone slightly higher than eye level and look to where your phone’s camera is.

e/ Video a run-through of you saying your script. Something like:

‘Hi, I’m (first name only) from (where you’re from) invite me for coffee.’


‘Hi, I’m (first name only) from (where you’re from) and I like basketball.’ 

At 5050 Cafe Friends you can Vlog to Join, use your vlog for 5050 Verification or just enjoy viewing the vlogs of other Cafe Friends. If you think that someone may not be who they claim to be, you can request that they upload a vlog. If they never upload a vlog then they will never be 5050 Verified and may not be who they claim to be. 

Once you have your vlog, you can ‘Vlog to Join’ 5050 Cafe Friends and use their 7 day free trial. Registration is a quick and easy 3 step process. Once you’ve joined and are near the end of your free trial but haven’t invited anyone for 5050 Coffee yet, you can go to Payment and switch the auto-renew to the OFF position then switch it back ON when you’re ready. 

You can also update your vlog at any time. But remember that if you haven’t got a vlog uploaded, your 5050 V badge will not show on your profile photo.

What’s 5050 Verification?

5050 Verification at 5050 Cafe Friends is a way of verifying your online identity. The 5050 V badge will automatically show on your profile photo when you have a vlog present. Every vlog is watermarked and encoded with the 5050 Cafe Friends logo to hinder would be scammers and hackers from scraping information from the 5050 Cafe Friends website. 

When you see a 5050 V badge on a profile photo, it means there is a vlog present and you can view it. You can then compare the uploaded profile photo (and perhaps other photos) with someone’s vlog to verify that they are the same individual.

A vlog can help to keep you safe online as it helps to verify who you are which in turn lets others know that you are genuine. It is much more difficult to catfish (create a fake personal profile) with a vlog than it is using a still image and much more difficult to download a video than a photo from the internet and pass if off as being about yourself, because 5050 Cafe Friends has their own unique little script which probably can’t be found anywhere presently on the internet.

Tips To Stay Safe Online When Social Networking
1. Protect your personal information:

Don’t give out personal information publicly and make sure you’re careful not to give out too much information too soon to someone who has only recently become an online friend. 

Information such as:

  • Your full name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Info about your children
  • Credit Card details or other financial info

It’s best to keep this information only for people you know and trust

* Golden Rule: Never give out any personal information over the internet unless it’s to a trusted source

2. Never send money 

Don’t ever respond to any request for money or financial information. If this happens, you should immediately alert the website as any request of this type is considered the actions of a scammer.

* Golden Rule: Never send money or give out financial info to people you haven’t met.

3. Location: 

Never give out your exact location. Don’t share your location or give out photos that show your exact location information. 

* Golden Rule: Never share your exact location

4. Children (under 18 yrs)

Never give out any information about your children, if a friend asks about your children be very careful about the information you give out.

* Golden Rule: Never post photos or give out detailed information about your children

5. Posting Photos Of Other People

Although it is tempting to post photos of other people, friends or family to your profile. By rights, you should really ask their permission as they may not be aware of your intentions.

In the click, click world of digital technology it is an abuse of someone’s privacy to make claims of friendship or use their image without their permission for your own purposes when they have not been made aware of your actions.

* Golden Rule: Stick to posting photos or videos of yourself so that you don’t compromise another person’s privacy or identity.

If you’re contemplating different ways of finding friends, then you may want to consider trialing the free offer at 5050 Cafe Friends where you can ‘Join by Vlog’ and then automatically become 5050 Verified. 

Being 5050 Verified will give others confidence in you as they can view your vlog and see who you are and that you are who you claim to be. 

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9. How to take a great selfie!

‘I remember when selfies were called: “No one else wants to take my picture.” – Unknown

Once upon a time the selfie was regarded as a folly of the young or of the narcissistic and self-absorbed. But since that time, it’s evolved as one of the best ways to express yourself and share your point of view, show a sense of place or just a fun way to share with your friends.

However, there are good selfies and not so good selfies. 

It’s so easy nowadays to just whip out your phone and take a selfie for whatever you may require it for. For instance, if you’re keen to find friends at 5050 Cafe Friends then you may like to join with the confidence of knowing that you’re using a great selfie as your profile photo.

But how do we achieve a great selfie?

A good selfie can be one where you have applied a little make-up, tidied your hair, lighting (stood in the right spot), subject to camera distance (if too close – used a selfie stick) and adjusted the angle (slightly higher than eye-level) to flatter your image.

A selfie that comes off as friendly and pleasant looking, clear, flattering and not shadowy, tinged with a sense of fun is going to be a keeper.

Let’s Start With You

  1. Make-up A little make-up can enhance your features and make you look less washed out. Whether you’re male or female (think tv make-up) an even skin tone covering blemishes can proper grooming can improve your look: Male grooming tips

For females (as for males) keeping it natural is what looks best. Making your makeup look amazing in photos by applying a blend of concealer, foundation and translucent powder is a good beginning. Female grooming tips.

2. Hair

Tidy hair and show more of your face by choosing to photo the side of your face where your hair’s partition is. Flip your hair to the other side or scrunch it for a more relaxed look.

You may even like to create a little movement by positioning a fan some two feet away to give your hair the wind-swept, volume and bounce look.

If you look towards your phone’s camera, this angle will emphasize your hair and your face’s best angles while softening your features.

3. Smile

Don’t forget to think of something that truly makes you happy to radiate a smile. A smile will make you appear friendly, approachable and fun.

Smile like you mean it!

Profile Photo Selfie

Using a ‘selfie’ as your profile photo is a good way in which you can maintain and update your online image. The good thing about selfies is that they don’t have to be perfect or of a professional standard and they tend to depict ‘the true you’ the unembellished image of the person who you see staring back at you in the mirror.

But unembellished?

By unembellished we simply mean not photoshopped or edited in any way. By all means do your hair and make-up so that you feel and look good in your photo.

If you use a professional photo as your profile photo – that’s great, but sometimes they can make you appear a little rigid and too ‘special occasion’ when what people really want to see is the relaxed, everyday you. 

Your profile photo is your most important photo as this is the first photo that people see when they search, share the same interests as you or come from the same area as you.

Best Profile Photo Composition

  • a ‘head and shoulders’ photo of you is best
  • crop out of the photo what is not needed
  • Clear and in-focus
  • Taken in the last two years

No, No’s

  • Too zoomed in, so that the whole face is not visible
  • Too zoomed out, so the subject (person) is too far in the distance
  • Face hidden behind hat and sunglasses
  • Group photos
  • Photos of other people, objects, or non-human photos

With Selfie Stick

You may find using a selfie stick lets you better adjust lighting, frame and subject – camera/phone distance to achieve a better photo.

A Few Helpful Hints When Taking A Great Selfie!

  1. The Best Angle

Experiment with angles. Hold your camera/phone at a slightly higher angle (just above eye-level) so that you are looking up towards the camera a little. You will appear slimmer.

Looking down at the camera/phone will produce a less flattering photo where you may look piggy, bloated or threatening. You will appear fatter. 

2. Portrait vs Landscape Mode  

Portrait Mode

The instinctive way to hold your phone is vertically, because it fits in the palm of your hand more easily. But, visual shots in portrait mode will not be able to fill most screen types. Portrait screens only exist on smartphones.

Landscape Mode

When taking any photos or videos, always use your camera/phone in landscape mode. Why? Because it fits more in visually and it’s the screen ratio that is used on lap-tops, TVs, cinema and monitors.

Video feeds eg. Facebook Live didn’t always make possible shooting in landscape mode, but that is now changing.

3. Keep It Natural

It’s difficult not to try out lots of pouty poses and expressions to see what looks good, but these seldom look natural. Wearing a smile is the best way to look natural and look good at the same time. Take a whole bunch of photos and select the one that you think looks best. 

4. Lighting

‘Light is undoubtedly the best beauty product you don’t have to pay for.” – Vlogger, Jordan Liberty

Lighting matters. Avoid direct harsh sunlight and strong shadows. Avoid having a light directly above your head or directly behind you because this will cast strong shadows on your face. Soft lighting is best. 

Extra Photos

Profiles with more photos tend to receive more attention. But it’s a good idea not to add any photos that show other people as well as yourself as strictly speaking – you should really acquire the permission of the other people in the photo before you display it in your profile. 

It’s best to show photos that relate to your hobbies, interests or travels that give an insight into your personality.

Don’t upload any photos that are too personal or that you wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing with the world!

At 5050 Cafe friends they encourage you to selfie. In fact, they also encourage you to vlog (a selfie video) so friends can see what you are truly like.

If you follow the tips above for your selfie, they will also apply if you’d like to upload a vlog. With a vlog you instantly become 5050 Verified, so while you’re having fun perfecting the great selfie, have a go at perfecting the great vlog!

All you have to say in your vlog is:

‘Hi, I’m (your first name) from (where you’re from) invite me for coffee.’

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8. How to Find Friends to invite for Coffee

‘A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.’ – Unknown.

These days, technology makes the impossible, possible.

If you’re sitting in your favourite cafe on your device enjoying the free, secure wifi, then it’s possible that you could also find friends to invite for coffee.

5050 Coffee that is, which is even better. 5050 Coffee (as it suggests is about going 50/50 or Dutch where each person pays for their own beverage). It means there is no expectation of you having to pay for someone else’s coffee and it also means that (the friend you are meeting) is under no obligation to you after having accepted your invite for coffee.

All you really have to do is enjoy your coffee and share the things you have in common. And the best news of all? You can do it all for free (bar the price of your cup of coffee). But where do you find friends? 

Why meeting for coffee is a good way to meet new friends

Meeting a friend for coffee in a cafe/coffee shop is a less formal and more casual way of meeting new friends. A cafe is a relaxed environment which allows people to focus on the conversation and getting to know each other rather than the surroundings.

If you’re meeting a friend for the first time, (a friend that you’ve previously met online), then reducing anxiety by choosing a cafe for a first meeting is important. No one is going to be looking too closely at how you drink your coffee or be concerned with what type of coffee you’ve ordered. New friends are going to be more interested in the conversation and about any commonalities you may share.

If you’re meeting in a cafe, there’s also less dress-code pressure, casual attire is very acceptable. You can dress as you would on a normal work day or dress as you would to meet a friend.  Choosing to meet in a public place like a cafe will also help to keep you safe and if alcohol is not on the menu, you don’t have to worry about your judgement being impaired.

The Process Of Finding Friends

Start the process of finding friends to invite for coffee by joining 5050 Cafe Friends. This website provides the opportunity for online friendships to develop into offline (real world) friendships by inviting friends for coffee.

Registration involves 3 simple steps and once they’re completed, they offer a week’s free trial. When the free week is drawing to a close, you can switch the auto-renew to OFF which will prevent any further payments (until you’re ready to switch it back ON). It saves having to cancel and then go through the registration process again.

Other members can still contact you however and you will also be able to update your profile. Then when the opportunity arises where you may like to send out a coffee invite, you can switch the auto-renew back on.

At Step 2 of registration, they request you either ‘Vlog to Join’ or upload a photo and complete a profile.

Although the best option is ‘Vlog to Join’ because you instantly become 5050 Verified which means other people whom you wish to communicate with, will have no doubt over your identity. You may also choose the more traditional option of uploading a photo and completing a profile.

Whichever option you choose, you will also be asked to add your interests (you have to choose two, but you can have up to five). You can also upload a vlog (after you’ve registered) and update your interests at any time. 

When you add your interests, other people on the website will receive a notification if your interests or the area that you’re from, matches theirs.

Finding you are from the same area, went to the same schools, frequent the same cafes and know the same people can make you feel like you are getting reacquainted with an old friend, but if you don’t have these connections already, then that’s ok also. 

The whole idea is finding friends afresh.

Finding A Cafe Near You

A popular cafe is a great meeting place because your meeting can go unnoticed which may give you a sense of privacy. The feeling of anonymity that comes with meeting someone in a busy place might be the sort of environment you seek when you don’t want everyone knowing who you are meeting.

The staff and customers are less likely to notice and observe you as they busily go about serving customers and you may feel shielded by the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the comings and goings of people.

Equally, you may want to be familiar with your environment and choose to go where the people know you. Quiet cafes can also be just as good, but for different reasons. If you’d like the focus to be on the conversation but also like privacy, then you’ll probably be more likely to be heard and your attention will be focused on who you are with.

At 5050 Cafe Friends when you tap the Coffee Cup icon located under every profile photo, you’ll be able to send a coffee invite to anyone on the 5050 website but first of all you will be prompted to Find A Cafe Near You. 

By entering your country and area you’ll be able to select a 5050 Cafe (a private listing on the website) or you may select a cafe located on a map. If there is a 5050 Cafe listing available, there is also a place where a cafe owner/operator can add a description and their Deal of the Day.

If they’ve added a description you’ll be able to get some idea of the ambience, if not and they have a website and added their URL, you’ll be able to click through to their website and find out more about their cafe.

After you’ve made your selection you will then be able to send an invite for 5050 Coffee.

5050 Coffee Invite

Social networking is about the use of an internet application to form online relationships that have a social purpose, a business purpose or both. Generally speaking they are online services that help people connect and form new (and renew old) relationships with friends, colleagues, customers or potential partners and help like minded people who share similar interests to find one and other.  

That’s how 5050 Cafe Friends works to help you find friends who share your interests and then invite them for coffee by selecting a Cafe Near You to continue your online conversation into the real world.

When you send a 5050 Coffee to invite to someone you can choose the day, date and time and they can accept, decline or enable the Bring a Friend option if they registered as female.

They have 24 hours to reply before the invite expires, so you’re not left hanging and wondering whether someone is going to turn up. Of course you can still message them at any time in case arrangements change. 

Everyone who joins the 5050 Cafe Friends website as a Cafe Friend has to agree to the 5050 Protocol which simply put is about paying for your own coffee. By agreeing to pay for yourself you’re creating an equitable environment where no party need feel obligated in any way to the other which kick-starts all relationships off on a level playing field. 

How 5050 Coffee Keeps You Safe

  • It’s about 50/50 not 60/40 which is about going half with all costs or paying for yourself. This in turn creates an equitable environment where people have no need to be concerned about the bill or feel obligated in any way to someone else because they’ve paid. 
  • If someone has invited you for coffee and you have accepted their invite, you do it on the proviso that you have agreed and understand the 5050 Protocol. 
  • It’s about coffee or a non-alcoholic beverage being consumed – not alcohol. So you do not have to worry about your judgement being impaired. 
  • If you accept a a 5050 Coffee invite you are doing it with the understanding that by paying for yourself you are abiding by the 5050 Protocol and in making the effort to meet the person/people in question, you’re doing it of your own volition and are there because you want to be.
  • By meeting in a cafe, which is a public place it’s more likely that help is on hand if need be and that you can walk away from the situation at any time if you feel in danger.
  • Anxiety over who pays for what becomes less of an issue and you only need to spend what you can afford. There is no bill shock at the end or social pressure related to feeling that you haven’t paid your fair share.
  • All cafe owner/operators must agree to abide by the covid requirements for cafes/coffee shops for their country.
  • All cafes that create a listing on the 5050 Cafe Friends website must agree that coffee is served on their premises. 

The 5050 Protocol

Just like the ‘Me too,’ ‘Black Lives Matter,’ or ‘Climate Change’ movements which have brought an awareness for the need for social change, so too does 5050 Cafe Friends.  It hopes to make equality a reality by changing behaviours and attitudes around how people meet. 

5050 Cafe Friends is ‘making equality a reality’ by asking all people who join the website to agree to their 5050 Protocol which states:

UNICEF says gender equality ‘means that women and men, girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. It does not require that girls and boys, or women and men, be the same, or that they be treated exactly alike.’

The 5050 Protocol of gender equity (paying for your own coffee) sets the foundation for the possibility of an enduring relationship founded on mutual respect and gender equality which is about ‘being equal’ but is not about being the same. It’s about rights, responsibilities and opportunities being equal for everyone regardless of whether they are born male or female.

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7. How to deal with rejection and find friends again

Rejection by a friend can be hard to take.

‘Build a bridge and get over it,’ they say. 

        But, getting over rejection can be easier said than done.

The Sting of Rejection

At some stage in our lives, most of us have all had to deal with the sting of rejection. Being rejected can result in feelings of loneliness. So when does it get easier? Having your feelings hurt by people you thought were friends can be very hurtful. Being de-friended is rejection with a resounding ‘dee.’ It hurts. You can choose your friends but not your family, right? If you feel your existing friendships are standing on shaky ground, you may want to go out and find friends again.

But how exactly do you find friends? 

One thing is for sure. Rejection can be hard to take. It never feels good when a friendship comes to an end. It can leave you feeling bewildered and a bit dumbstruck.

Suddenly the invites no longer appear, you may even start to hear rumours about why you’ve been rejected. But was it really a complete surprise?

Perhaps you thought that any issues you may have experienced could be dealt with, but perhaps they didn’t think the same way and you didn’t take their feelings into account?

Why do people suddenly stop liking you? Were there were some warning signs that you failed to notice or didn’t take seriously enough. You may have not seen it coming and been just too busy thinking everything was okay when everything wasn’t. 

Signs your friend/s are going cold on you?

  1. Communication: Is your friend avoiding you just a little? Be aware of how often you are communicating. If your friend isn’t making much of an effort to stay in touch, then this could signal a decrease in the amount of contact.  Communication is a key factor in any relationship. Less contact could mean your friend is losing interest in you.
  2. Negative Actions: If arguments keep occurring and insults are flying or comments are being passed that may sound like jokes but are meant to belittle you, then this might mean that someone is showing a flagrant disregard for your feelings. 
  3. No Updates: If your friend is no longer keeping you informed about what is going on in their lives and has put you on a ‘need to know’ basis only, then they may have decided that you are no longer dependable. Learning about ‘what’s up’ with your friends through other people or social media isn’t prioritising your friendship in a respectful way. 
  4. Doing Stuff With Other People: Catching up with other people that aren’t you or being replaced by other people where once you were their priority might be telling you that new people may fit better with their current interests and needs. 
  5. Sour Friendship: If it feels tense or you feel anxious and uncomfortable when in the presence of your friend then this feeling is probably telling you, that you’ve grown apart.

How to fix a friendship

Being pro-active in finding out ‘why the change’ has occurred in your friendship status is one way of figuring out what could have gone wrong. If you value the friendship then here are some points you may want to consider before you move into damage control. 

Pre-Damage Control

Track back and try to figure out at what point your friendship changed. Have you done anything that your friends may take a dim view of?

Sometimes (well, a lot of the time), your friends may pre-judge you without hearing you out first. If you suspect this could be the case then it’s time to talk.

If you talk to your friend, be open and honest about your concerns. This may not correct things straight away but over time it may. If however, you think your friendship status has changed due to your actions then it may be time to move to damage control.

Damage Control Checklist

Start by opening the door and making contact with a conversation opener something like: ‘My friendship with you is valuable to me, so is there any way that I can resolve any issues that may stand between us?’ 


1/ Wait for the reply and be prepared to listen.

Give your friend time to think about what they want to say and then let them respond in their own time. Be sure to give your friend some space and not push them into answering right away.

2/ Be prepared to be flexible. Taking a flexible view can be conciliatory. Showing that you are open to compromise is a good way of letting your friend know that you can be reasonable.

3/ Be aware of the tone you use  

If you’re discussing any issues, do not start with the accusatory tone of: ‘You,’ (as in ‘You are…) Instead use: ‘I’ (as in ‘I feel…’). 

4/ Be Prepared To Be Wrong

Asking simply: ‘What’s wrong?’ Or, ‘What did I do wrong?’ Can be a brave step in the right direction in starting a quite difficult discussion about what may have caused any ‘falling out’ in the first place. 

5/ Don’t Oversimplify

Oversimplifying a situation may come across as showing little understanding of it. Showing that you are giving careful consideration in your reply means that you may be taken more seriously.

6/ Be Accountable

Don’t blame everyone else for the actions you may have taken in a certain situation. Act responsibly and take responsibility for your own actions. Don’t make excuses to shirk responsibility. Taking responsibility, also means apologising if you happened to be in the wrong!

7/ Woe Is Me

If your life sucks, do something about it. Don’t constantly moan about your situation to your friends. Even the most loyal friend will soon tire of you. Not everything is within your control, but a lot of things might be. You have the power to change your life. So do it. 

8/ False Promises

Only you can deliver on what you said you would. If you said you would do it. Then do it. Be true to your word and follow through on your promises and commitments. If you have no ‘follow through’ you may be coming across as shallow. Be a realist and only promise or commit to what you can deliver. 

If you’ve taken into account the above and acted on some of it, then you may want to consider that the friendship may not be redeemable and therefore the only option will be to let it go. Understanding that a friendship is not working can be a good thing and have a positive outcome. Sometimes it’s best just to move on and find new friends.

When ghosting is good

Have you been unjustifiably ghosted? Unjustifiably, because you don’t know what you did or what you may have said to get you ghosted and you’re disappointed that you haven’t been offered a chance to explain your actions even though you have no idea what may have caused such great offence.

It’s like they’re just not interested in your side of the story or what you have to say and that’s what seems so unfair. You’ve been cut-off completely and offered no opportunity for redress. And furthermore, you believe you did nothing to cause the ghosting in the first place and would like to tell your side of the story. 

Sounds like you’ve just experienced the breathlessness of being ghosted and are taking issue with the hurtful end of what you thought could be a promising relationship.

Why is this type of disconnect so prevalent and why is it so widely accepted as being, ok?

Once upon a time, being ignored was the height of all rudeness and ghosting would appear to be similar to this, only these days, it seems to be widely accepted as an appropriate treatment to end an acquaintance or friendship.

Maybe there are just more rude people in the world these days? That’s one explanation, but there’s no official information, measurement or rudometer in existence.

What is in existence today though is technology and it enables us to communicate much faster, so if time is of the essence, doesn’t it seem counterintuitive to be waiting for a reply that’s never going to come?

Perhaps that’s the objective of the ultimate insult – to waste your time in a time conscious society. But was insulting someone by ignoring them and not replying really the intention of ghosting? 

If you don’t truly understand what ghosting is then described another way it could be called the ‘silent treatment’. But in defence of defence mechanisms, let’s say that if you were ghosting someone only online that you didn’t really know and haven’t met yet, then is it really all that bad?

Were you really under some invisible obligation to reply to someone you didn’t know? Do you really have to explain your actions and in the process probably upset someone even further?

The silent treatment seems much worse than ghosting as usually people refrain from communication from someone who is known to them and this is sometimes recognised by mental health experts as abuse.

So when is it ok to ghost? In many ways we’re lucky. Even though we hear often: ‘Don’t judge me before you know me,’ as humans, we tend to do precisely that. Call it survival, but we’re told to use our instincts in a situation to avoid danger.

These days, with technology being what it is, we’re also starting to get to know people in a different way, through images and text, rather than social (in person) cues (although this also matters) and as we go down the rabbit hole of technology advancement, we tend to be sensitive to the information that appears before us, whether it be an image or a piece of text, but interestingly, we are still looking for signs of danger.  

In the early stages of a friendship as we get to know someone in the off-line (real world), we’ll use everything we have at hand to gauge someone; types of behaviour, visual and social cues and as we communicate we decipher and filter all of this info.

Most times when we meet people socially (in-person), we will just naturally move on if we feel no connection. So if we were to put ghosting in a similar context as simply ‘moving on’ when we’re online, then really it would seem perfectly natural.

Would you regard someone who you met socially in-person as rude if they do not give you their full attention whenever you wanted it?  Probably not. You’d probably accept that they were just not interested and move on. 

Would it be preferable to tell someone why you don’t wish to communicate with them anymore and risk confrontation instead of simply ghosting them?

No one is perfect, but sometimes we don’t realise the degree of negative affect our words can have on someone. It can be easy to vent, rave or complain on social media and networking platforms but remember your words can be hurtful.

Ask yourself: ‘Is a war of words fair when you don’t really know someone and when they are said anonymously?’ And secondly: ‘Will the impact of my words benefit someone?’ If not, you are acting negatively and this sends out negative energy. Negativity often makes a situation worse. 

Remember what Thumper said in Bambi? ‘If you can’t say anything nice, say nothing at all.’ Perhaps if anything ‘good’ could be said about ghosting someone, this is it.

By saying nothing at all you can’t be condemned for saying anything bad. Rather than explaining to someone ‘why’ you don’t wish to remain friends with them anymore (and the truth can be hard to handle) perhaps it’s better to just leave an empty space?

Afterall, it’s only your perspective and someone else may see things entirely differently from their perspective.

Always remember, just because someone has contacted you online and you have responded, it doesn’t mean the path to communication is permanently open. You have the right to ghost anyone at any time, but bear in mind that ghosting someone is a form of rejection and most people find rejection hard to take.

Pausing A Person

Instead of ghosting or giving someone ‘the silent treatment’ at 5050 Cafe Friends they’ve implemented Pausing or to ‘take pause’ is (enabling the ‘pause’ option at 5050cafefriends) in a situation can be a very wise and helpful thing. Like taking a deep breath or just ‘walking away’ in an overheated debate or argument – it can have benefits. You can ‘pause’ someone as a way of showing that you’re just not that interested or you can use it to slow down a runaway situation. Even online communications can become emotional and surprisingly tense and can be deserved of some time to reflect – and that’s precisely how ‘pause’ should be used. 

If you think you may be interested in meeting a potential friend (or you have already met them) but feel like the situation is getting out of hand, then it may be in your best interests to hit ‘pause.’

This will block all communications for a number of weeks and allow party’s time to reflect on their behaviour. It’s not an outright rejection like blocking someone, but does cool down the situation sufficiently long enough to let the air clear.

If you’ve received a ‘pause’ it means that someone is saying: ‘Slow down.’ Someone really doesn’t have to offer any explanation as to why they’ve hit ‘Pause.’

They may simply just not be interested in becoming your friend or remaining your friend. A level of persistence verging on harassment is not acceptable.

If you’ve been let down gently in this way, you will be able to reconvene communications in a number of weeks. When communications are reinstated and if at that point – you would still like to have some correspondence, then the best approach to re-start communications may be to say something like:

‘I apologise if I have caused you any offence in any way. I value communications with you and I am happy to wait this time until you message me first. Just letting you know I’m open to this.’ But even something like this may not cut it. 

If you’ve received a ‘pause’ for a 2nd time, it means you are blocked permanently and will not be able to communicate further with the person in question. Sending someone a ‘pause’ is not an outright block or rejection of someone, but does send a strong message.

It allows the recipient one last chance at communications, but also warns them that their continued communications are not being received well. 

Moving On

Is it time to let your friendship go? Have you and your friend grown apart? 

Not all friendships last forever. Losing a valued friend can be a painful process especially if they’ve been a big part of your life. Here are some points to bear in mind as you grow through letting your friendship end.

1/ Ask Yourself Why

Are you missing the support of the friend you have now lost? Do you miss the activities and time spent together you once used to enjoy? Understanding why you feel the way you do is one of the first steps in coming to terms with your emotions and the loss of your friendship. 

2/ Accept Your Friendship Has Ended

Accepting that your friendship has ended can be an important step in moving on with your life. Accepting the situation means you’re at peace with it and you are no longer 2nd guessing the circumstances of it or dealing with negative emotions. 

3/ Acknowledge Change

Over time, everyone changes. Interests can change, the physical distance between you can change creating less opportunity to see each other.

You may not be the same person that you were when you met each other and they may have changed also. It’s important to work through your feelings and acknowledge that accepting that circumstances (and friends change) is a normal part of life. Understand that moving forward from the loss of a friendship takes time, so give yourself time to heal.

4/ Be In Control

Focusing on things over which you have control rather than focusing on the actions of others will help you to live in the present. If you find yourself dwelling on things in the past, start focusing more on activities that will fill your time in a positive way like taking up a hobby or playing a sport. 

5/ Take Care Of Yourself

Look after your health by ensuring that you are eating properly, sleeping regularly at night and getting adequate exercise. Do things that you enjoy and improve your well-being by not isolating yourself off. Spend time with family.

How to find friends again

When you’re ready you may feel it’s time to find friends again. Social networking sites like 5050 Cafe Friends will encourage you to start conversations with people from your area or people who share your interests.

After you’ve successfully registered, you’ll be able to:

1/ Introduce Yourself

Introducing yourself is a great way to break the ice with a potential friend. With the help of 5050 Cafe Friends intros, you’ll be able to introduce yourself to someone simply by filling in the gaps on the 5050 Intro form.

It asks you your first name, where you’re from and what you do, then it asks you to take an interest in your (potential) friend by mentioning some of their interests.

You’ll be able to find their interests when you read their profile. If you share the same interests as a friend or take an interest in what your friend is into, it will help you to get to know someone new. Then after you’ve established an online rapport, you’ll be able to meet in person by sending an invite for 5050 Coffee.

2/ Send A 5050 Coffee Invite

When you and your friend/s decide that meeting in person to continue the conversation you’ve enjoyed online would be a great way to share what you have in common, you can send an invite for 5050 Coffee to a cafe of your choice as you will be prompted to ‘Find A Cafe Near You.’ The cafe near you that you select, will appear on your invite. It’s likely that if your invite is accepted that when you meet up, if you share the same interests it will give you plenty to talk about. 

3/ Why 5050 Coffee?

Simply put, 5050 Coffee is about paying for yourself. When you pay for yourself there is no expectation or obligation placed upon you or your friend.

5050 Protocol

Every person on the 5050 Cafe Friends website must agree to the 5050 Protocol which states:

‘The 5050 protocol of gender equity (paying for your own coffee) sets the foundation for the possibility of an enduring relationship founded on mutual respect and gender equality which is about ‘being equal’ but is not pabout being the same.  It’s about rights, responsibilities and opportunities being equal for everyone regardless of whether they are born male or female.’ 

Making friends

It takes effort as an adult to make new friends. Yes, you will have to go and meet new people, but if that’s the case then you might as well meet up with people who share your interests.

A conversation started over coffee suggests a no pressure, quick meet-up. Great for a first meeting, it can be as long or as short as you would like it to be.

Meeting up in a public place like a cafe or coffee shop offers neutral ground in which you can establish ‘common ground.’ And remember, the foundation of any good relationship is forming a friendship first. 

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6. How to get more customers into your cafe or coffee shop!

It’s amazing how the world begins to change through the eyes of a cup of coffee.– Unknown.

Your food is delicious and your coffee is good, but your cafe/coffee shop is a bit out of the way. If you’re disappointed that your cafe is not continuously flooded with customers sampling your food and drinking your coffee, then don’t despair, there is another way and it’s pretty much free.

You may also be in a situation where a lot of the cafes around you are doing similar food and coffee for a similar price, so how do you make your cafe/coffee shop the one that people are going to choose? 

Suggestions on how to get customers returning to your cafe/coffee shop

  1. Loyalty cards. Retaining 5% of your customers can boost your profits as much as 95%. Rather than focusing on attracting new customers, you can focus on existing customers by keeping them coming back. But instead of making every 10th coffee free, how ‘bout making every 6th coffee free to give customers even more of an incentive to return? 

      Loyalty cards build trust and increase customer life time value. 

2. Partner with an app so customers can order their coffee online. A large number of commuters look for places where they can order and pick-up their morning caffeine hit. If your loyalty program and mobile payment technology is working in tandem, your will attract more customers.

3. Serve an ‘organic’ coffee brand. Organic coffee where the bean is being produced sustainably and is good for the environment, good for the habitat of animals, good for us and the people producing it are what can form part of the decision making process for consumers with a conscience. People are now better informed than they used to be and the message is getting through, so make the switch.

4. Perfect your coffee. If your coffee is good it will keep the customers coming back. If it’s not great they may not return. If you’re serving barista made coffee in the form of cappuccino, latte, mocha chino, espresso (there are many variants) then learn how to make it correctly and price it accordingly.

But other options for your customers may also attract them, like very good filter coffee also priced accordingly. Consumers are now better informed and want to be seen as ‘doing the right thing.’

Showing that you are a cafe/coffee shop with a conscience lets people know that their patronage of your cafe has a ‘buy right’ attitude and that their purchase may indirectly support sustainable and ethical causes. Such as not offering food products that contain palm oil or showing your support for: Sustainable Gastronomy Day

6.  Getting behind ethical causes and being seen as ‘doing the right thing’ may also extend to:

       a. Making ‘equality a reality’ by becoming a partner cafe of 5050 Cafe Friends. This is a matter of exchanging links so that your cafe is added to the support link carousel and is seen to be supporting equality. 

       b. Adding your cafe’s website URL to the listing form when you list your cafe at 5050 Cafe Friends. Your cafe’s URL will then appear on all 5050 Coffee invites sent out when their customers go to select: ‘A Cafe Near You’.

In order to support equality when you list your cafe you must agree to the 5050 Protocol:

UNICEF says gender equality ‘means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. It does not require that girls and boys, or women and men be the same, or that they be treated exactly alike.’

The 5050 Protocol the principle behind 5050 Cafe Friends is about gender equity (paying for your own coffee) which builds a foundation for the possibility of an enduring relationship founded on mutual respect and gender equality which is about ‘being equal’ but is not about being the same. It’s about rights, responsibilities and opportunities being equal for everyone regardless of whether they were born male or female.

7.   Stay connected. Ensure your cafe offers safe wi-fi so your customers can access the internet securely. This means they’ll be able to work from your cafe, hold meetings at your cafe, catch up with friends or just check their social media accounts online.

Be Chosen

If you would like your cafe to stand apart from other cafes in your area, you can do this by creating a stand-out listing at 5050 Cafe Friends. It’s completely free to list your cafe and will take about 5 minutes of your time. By updating your listing with offering your cafe’s Deal of the Day you will go to the top of search results in your area. People who join as Cafe Friends will then be able to select your cafe to invite someone for 5050 Coffee.

With a free listing at 5050 Cafe Friends you can also add WOO (What’s On Offer) icons to your listing which can show that you serve organic coffee or that you offer free wi-fi there are over 13 to choose from.

You can also become a partner cafe by exchanging links with 5050 Cafe Friends which will drive your customers to select your cafe to invite a friend to, while also driving cafe friends to your cafe.

If you return to suggestion1. at the beginning of this article re: loyalty cards, you can apply the same principle of customer retention and ‘Be Chosen’ by giving away Clever Cookies with every take out or dine in coffee which will return customers your cafe. 

How To Get More Customers For Free!

If you’re combining technology with real world ‘know-how’ it is likely that you’re using technology in a way that it was meant to used – to help us!

At 5050 Cafe Friends they’re supplying the technology, all you have to do is use it and apply real-world ‘know-how’. 

You can get your cafe brimming with customers in two simple steps:

1/  List your cafe (for free) with 5050 Cafe Friends by joining as a cafe.

2/  Print out, giveaway, share, or display Clever Cookies (the more the merrier) so that more people can know about meeting people who share common interests at your cafe.

Here’s the process in a little more depth:

You can start your own cafe marketing campaign for free if you follow the below guide:

1/ Head on over to and select the option ‘Join as a Cafe’ and start your cafe’s listing (it’s free to do this).

a   You will be asked some rudimentaries as well as to agree with the 5050 Protocol which supports gender equality and to agree with complying with covid 19 requirements for your cafe in your country.

b    Complete all fields such as: 

      Upload a food photo

      Add a description

      Add a Deal of the Day

      Add your website’s URL (if you have one)

      Add WOO (What’s On Offer) icons for your cafe

 c   Lastly, as a way of saying: ‘Thank you’ and to increase customers to your website and to increase customers to the 5050 Cafe Friends website they encourage you to exchange links.

You will have already entered yours on the listing form, but if you haven’t, you can go back and log in and edit and add your URL. 

They will then request that you ‘copy ’n paste some code onto the appropriate page onto your website if you have one. This will help drive traffic to your website as well as to theirs. 

2/    When you list your cafe, you will also see an option for printing out Clever Cookies. 

Clever Cookies promote the free trial at the 5050 Cafe Friends website for Cafe Friends.

(Simply put, Cafe Friends are people who join the website and then invite people for to a cafe for 5050 Coffee). Clever Cookies also promote the free listing for cafes (which should not be confused with the cafe friends listing). They also contain a qr code that when scanned takes you directly to the website. 

There are some options for giving away Clever Cookies which include:

  a/ A business card sized printable option which can be given away with every dine-in or take-out coffee.

  b/ An A4 sized sheet of Clever Cookies which can be cut out by your staff and given away.

  c/ An A5 sized option where you need only print one to display on your counter or in the window of your cafe.

Or a share option which you can add to your facebook page or send to a friend. 

Every time you log in either as a Cafe Friend or as a Cafe you can view the options for sharing or skip. 

The cycle goes from Clever Cookie > Customer > 5050 Cafe Friends website > Your Cafe > Clever Cookie 

5050 Cafe Friends Free Trial

If you’ve listed your cafe for free, you may also like to experience what a cafe friend experiences by taking up the free trial on offer. This way, you’ll know first hand how your customers get to know about your cafe via the listing you create.

When you giveaway, share or display a Clever Cookie and take up the free trial at 5050 Cafe Friends you’ll have access to some great features such as:

  • Instantly becoming 5050 Verified when you ‘Vlog to Join’. But if you choose instead to upload a profile photo, you can add a vlog later on to become 5050 Verified. A short vlog with a simple script such as: ‘Hi, I’m Susan from Sydney invite me for coffee,’ is all you need to say to be 5050 V which means that you are who you claim to be. 
  • Add interests to find like-minded people when you join and be notified of other people who also share your interests
  • Use the 5050 Intro form (just fill in the gaps) to introduce yourself to potential friends who share your interests or send to potential friends you are ‘interested in.’
  • Send 5050 Coffee invites to any friends to any cafe in 5 different countries
  • Choose the ‘Bring a friend’ option on your 5050 Coffee invite if you identify as female when you join
  • Choose to ‘Pause’ someone who you have lost interest in
  • Meet-up with potential friends from your area
  • Be in control of your own information
  • Adjust your Settings to suit your requirements. You can switch the auto-renew to the OFF position and then back to ON when you’re ready to meet friends or deactivate your account or cancel at any time

Marketing your cafe shouldn’t have to be expensive. By letting your customers know about 5050 Cafe Friends and by making sure your cafe has secure wi-fi (so they can join the internet and access the website easily), you should be able to give away, share or display enough Clever Cookies to start getting customers returning to your cafe and bringing a friend or bringing friends. Remember the magic formula, retaining just 5% of your customers can boost your profits by 95% so a handful of people that can find like-minded friends who share their interests who would like to continue the conversation by meeting up your cafe for 5050 Coffee can make your cafe a hub and a place for people to meet.