I want to be honest and therefore will not crash the event planned for 47-year-olds.” Another woman wrote, “Please tell me what it is wrong with being over 35? I found another “olde taverne” type setting and arranged an event for the 42 to 54 age range. Offering free coupons meant this event would be pro bono for me—it would cost me money, actually. I did not blanket suitable suitors on but instead read every profile in this age range and explored their interests and personalities.The day it was posted online was the day it sold out for women. Then I personally e-mailed them (after reinstating my own account—on my dime) and discussed the opportunity with each.
Hosting a speed dating night is an excellent opportunity for your restaurant or bar to facilitate romance while also attracting new patrons.
When the allotted time is up, the host will ring a buzzer or bell signifying that it is time to move to the next date.
At the end of the event, participants write down the names of anyone they are interested in; if there is a match, the host will forward contact information to both people within a day or so.
These tips will help you organize one that is fun and full of possibilities, without so much hassle.
Abbi Gabasa is the a columnist and former managing editor of Ms Career and owner of Upraised