About us

We’re so pleased you’re here

We thought you might want to know a little more about us,  and how it all began.

It’s pretty simple really – we like socialising and sharing experiences. But as we got older, found partners and started families, we found that our social life suffered a lot. Some of our best friends were still single, some were in different towns and even different countries;  we had to start all over again.

We’ve discovered that it’s much harder for couples and families, especially if they’ve moved away from hometowns. Making new friends when you’re are a little older often depends on getting on with someone at work or, if you’re a parent, to meeting other parents at the school gate or becoming friends with parents of your children’s friends, even though you may not share many interests. It’s even more difficult for working parents who don’t make the school run.

As people who remembered being social animals we were craving for more. Our hunger for real friends, the exchange of new ideas and experiences, never got satisfied.

We simply wanted more! Where should we go to find meaningful friendships, to find like-minded couples and families and to find new friends to share all sorts of experiences, like a holiday or a hiking trip.

We dreamed of sharing a villa with other couples or families and being able to choose who to spend time with. We imagined being able to stay in a beautiful private villa, mansion or even a castle for a fraction of the price of an average hotel by sharing with new friends.  

USplusThEM was born.

Our Mission

Now you can choose a couple or a family that you’ll have a good chance of getting on with, who will have children of similar ages and interests. Maybe, they’ll be a single-parent family or a family with two same sex parents.

Imagine that they have similar interests and hobbies to yours, share the same values. You might enjoy playing tennis or golf together or going on a caving exploration or a wine-tasting tour. Exciting ‘grown-up’ conversations in the evening, sharing a barbecue and a glass of wine, whilst your kids are playing together.

You can choose how much or how little interaction you want overall and preset it in your request online, or you might decide to leave this field open and let events to unfold naturally.

You might want to invite a family from your country, of a similar background to yours, or choose to meet someone from a completely different culture.

Perhaps you or your kids are learning Chinese and would like to spend some time with native speakers to brush up your skills and learn more about the culture, whilst their kids want to practice their English.

Maybe you’re planning to move to a different town or a country next year and would like to meet new people who can show you around and perhaps even become your friends.

You might want to travel to some exotic destination and feel that your experience can be greatly enhanced by sharing this adventure with like-minded couple or maybe a local couple who knows the native language and their way around.

With USplusTHEM all these things become possible! They’re just one click away.

Your new adventures are awaiting! Give it a go and you will never look back.

Our Philosophy

OK it might sound selfish, but we wanted to build what we wanted for ourselves. This philosophy continues to be at the heart of what we want to do. So if you have anything you would like us to provide, please do contact us.
Let’s talk!

Meet Our Team

Inna Hooper

Founder

Simon Hooper

Chief Technical Officer

Charlie Hooper

Marketing

Concerns or questions?

See our support area where you can find questions asked by our clients.

SEE SUPPORT AREA
Concerns or questions?

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SEE SUPPORT AREA
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