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$25 for Admission to a Speed-Dating Event ($49.99 Value)
This Groupon is valid for regular speed-dating events, which features 25 three-minute dates or 12 five-minute dates. The events take place at local clubs and restaurants across Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary, Vancouver, and Ottawa, and include appetizers.
Age ranges for events at the Toronto locations include:
- Men 20—29/Women 20—27
- Men and Women 25—25
- Men 35—45/Women 30—45
- Men 40—55/Women 39—49
- Gay Men 25—39
- Lesbian Women 25—39
The age range for events at the Mississauga location is Men and Women 28—43.
The bartender at the Riva Supper Lounge notices something peculiar about the patrons he's been serving. All of the men are between the ages 35 and 45, and all of the women are between the ages 30 and 45. It's not a coincidence; it's a speed-dating event hosted by 25dates.com. Since 2002, the site's staff has created age-specific dating events like this for straight, gay, and lesbian singles all across Canada. At a typical event, they set up attendees with 25 one-on-one dates, each lasting three minutes. After each mini-date, participants write "yes" or "no" behind the ID number of the person they just met. 25dates.com then finds mutual matches and exchanges the two parties' contact info. More than 75% of participants find at least one match, a number that has caught the eye of myriad press outlets. If a mutual match can't be found, attendees receive free admission to a future event.