What is Dinner Bell? It is simply a social time where a group of 3-4 families (singles, couples, or families) are placed together in a group to meet 3 times in 4 months for the purpose of getting to know each other, and enjoy a meal or dessert. They meet in homes, restaurants, or even have a picnic. The group decides the who, what, when, and where of their meetings. At the end of the 4 months, you can choose to participate again and be placed with all new people.