HOW DOES SPEED DATING WORK?
A quick overview!
If you have been to a Speed Dating event, you know how simple it is. If you haven't been...don't worry...we will explain everything you need to know, and you'll look like an absolute pro at your very first event!
A quick overview:
After you register and get your name tag you will have some time to mingle and get a drink. We have found the mingling is a great way to "break the ice" and get comfortable. You will find that the people at the Speed Dating event are easy and fun to talk to because meeting others is the very reason they (and you) are there! Remember, confidence is SEXY to both men and women so don't be too shy to at least say hi!
Then it will be time to start the actual dating part. (Don't worry! We will go over exactly how it all works when you are there.) You will be seated according to the age group you registered. The women will be stationary at tables while the men rotate every 5 minutes. You'll receive "date cards" that you will use to take notes/info from each mini-date. At the end of each 5 minute "mini-date", a bell will ring and participants privately fill out their cards.
We'll "speed through" 2-5 dates, take an intermission and then have 2-5 more dates. (Number of dates depends on total number of people attending.) The cards will be sorted by staff and you will be given and envelop of all the cards filled out about you at the end of the Speed Dating event. Feel free to stay around to have fun, mingle, eat and/or dance...depending on the venue!
RANDOM SPEED DATING FAQs
Why just 5 to 8 minutes?
We have found that 5-8 minutes per speed date works best to get a SNAPSHOT of the other person. Most people know in just a few minutes if they would like to get to know someone better or not. This is the purpose of speed dating, to bring multiple singles together in order to find other singles they would like to know better and set up real dates with. If you really hit it off with someone and want to talk longer, stay when the event is over and mingle at the after party.
I'm a little nervous going to a singles event, any advice?
You may be new to speed dating may be nervous about attending an event. However, there is absolutely no reason to be nervous everyone at the event is just like you - single and looking to meet other singles. The events are very low pressure, organized and take place in a structured setting. You never have to worry about approaching someone at our events, because they are expecting and waiting for you to approach them! Don't let nerves stop you from an opportunity to meet someone great!
What if I don't find anyone that I'd want to date again?
We are so confident our events work that you can come back for FREE if there isn't anyone at the event you are interested in! To receive a free pass to another event, you must be there for the entire event and let us know within 48 hours of the event ending, and select "NO" to everyone, indicating you did not see anyone there you were interested in seeing again. You are eligible for one Free Pass per paid event. It is usually rare that we have someone with no interest in anyone at an event, but it can happen so the free pass takes the worry out of signing up. Bottom line? We want you to have a great time...such a great time that you give us raving reviews and want to invite your friends to our next event!
Will it be ok if I come alone?
Absolutely! There is no reason to feel awkward about attending an event alone. In fact, MOST of the people attending an event come alone. Before we begin, the hosts will go through the process so you will never feel as if you don't know what is going on. Once at an event you will be paired at a table with someone and engaged in conversation, therefore having a friend with you is not necessary. However, people also have a great time when they bring along their friends. IF you don't have any single friends, these events are a GREAT place to meet new friends of either sex!
Ladies - Our events make a great "ladies night out", so encourage your single girlfriends to join you for more fun times! And you can be looking out for matches for your friends as well as yourself... and that feminine energy is sexy to men!
Gentlemen - There's nothing that will make women swoon more than a few guy friends walking in together...and that male energy is sexy to women! Women prefer men who have good male friends.
BENEFITS OF SPEED DATING!
Why on earth would I go speed dating?!?
Where are you going to meet a room full of cool singles who are there because they WANT to date? PLUS they have enough confidence to show up at a speed dating event! That's HOT! Not only are the guests cool, but the hosts and venue staff are way cool too! (Yes, your hosts wrote this! Don't judge!)
Seriously, we are really impressed with the QUALITY of people who attend. We want to build a community of singles who have integrity. No one is perfect. We appreciate those who don't judge a book by its cover. They actually use the speed dates to get a snapshot of the person inside before making a decision IF they'd want to get to know that person better or not. [Remember, though, that no one is background checked so use common sense.] We're all in this together so let's make it FUN!
Speed Dating = EIGHT dates in ONE night plus mingling with a bunch more prospects, er, singles! Yes, that's right. You will be SAVING TIME like crazy because all you have to do is SHOW UP...not to mention you'll be saving money (see next column).
Speaking of CRAZY! Online dating can take FOREVER to read all those profiles, correspond with a few for awhile, and FINALLY set up a date to meet ... only to be disappointed that they have OLD photos and/or there's ZERO chemistry ... or they are flat out crazy. You can just get rid of that online dating profile now and go to our monthly events! You'll have more FUN!
[Think of speed dating like a pre-date. You talk for a couple minutes ... just enough to know if there's enough interest to go out on a first date.]
Our prices run from $20 to $50/ticket (depending on venue & their options). Add an optional drink (or two) and an appetizer to support the venue/waitstaff and to stave off being hangry for your first impression. (Take it from us! Hungry + angry = hangry = not a good look!!)
For that, you'll get up to EIGHT DATES in your chosen age group for the price of one nice dinner date. That's right! Eight dates! DANG...we should charge more!
MANY times we offer additional bonuses before, during and/or after the actual speed dating event. Sometimes the price is included in your ticket and sometimes it is an optional add-on. When you buy your ticket, it will be clearly written out.
Possible bonus or add-ons: classes, dance lessons, LIVE music, dancing, activities, and MORE.