The purpose of B.A.S.I.C. Singles is to connect single adults with God and each other. Based out of Tulsa, the group is primarily composed of single adults who get together for a variety of events. The Coordinator of B.A.S.I.C. Singles, Jodi Anglin, says the group began around 2000 as a "Lifegroup" from a local church. In 2004 she was asked to take over the leadership and she added the name "B.A.S.I.C. Singles - Brothers And Sisters In Christ" to help identify the group better. Anglin says that the group has met a real need for singles looking to meet other singles and grow in their faith. The group is not affiliated with a specific church and has not been for a number of years now, they are an inter-denominational group that is comprised of people who attend a wide variety of churches in the Tulsa area (many that don't have a singles group) and a number of their members are from out of state. Members are not required to attend church to go to participate in the group's activities.
There is no cost to join B.A.S.I.C. Singles. If money is collected for an event the money goes towards food, the rental of a location or other incidentals - the group is not-for-profit in any way, it is a grass roots kind of group that provides opportunities for single adults to build healthy relationships in Christ-centered environments. The average age for a member of B.A.S.I.C. Singles is somewhere between 30 and 40, but there are also members that are somewhat younger and somewhat older. "Generally, the group is 25 and up," Anglin says. Well behaved kids are welcome at all group events unless the event states otherwise. Anglin explains that proximately 99.9% of all their events are "kid-friendly." Anglin is often asked if anyone actually dates or meet through the group to which she responds, "Yes, this is a great place to meet someone special and get to know them. We have had numerous couples meet and get married who otherwise would not have known each other - myself included!"
B.A.S.I.C. Singles website lists information on all of their upcoming events. Also on basicsingles.com is a way to sign up to receive emails and text messages about upcoming events. Alcohol is not allowed at any of their functions. Anglin says, "We are sensitive to anyone who comes who may have had challenges with alcohol in the past." She also says, "We like to show people that alcohol isn't a necessary ingredient to having a great time and it's very important to us to maintain a family atmosphere for the single parents who bring their kids to our group."