It is a scientific fact that love at first sight cannot occur in the dark depths of a cave or the harsh fluorescent light of a meat-packing plant. Look love straight in the eyes with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for admission for one to a two-hour speed-dating event (a $30 value)
- $30 for admission for two to a two-hour speed-dating event (a $60 value)
- $60 for admission for four to a two-hour speed-dating event (a $120 value)
Local singles mingle with each other in short bursts during two-hour sessions hosted at a variety of DC bars and restaurants. Events are organized for daters by categories such as age, religion, and hobbies. See the calendar for upcoming events. Click here to see a video of a Professionals in the City speed-dating event on Today.
Professionals in the City
Seeing that DC’s professional community was in need of organized, after-work events where relaxed socializing and networking could transpire, Michael Karlan founded Professionals in the City as a unique way of uniting the community through newly forged romantic and business connections. His company's rapid-fire approach to building rapports was recently featured on the Today Show, due to its ability to quickly connect its 200,000 members at more than 1,000 events. Appropriate for singles, the romantically attached, or those accidentally attached by Velcro, the events range from intimate happy hours and theme parties to teeming galas and tours.
Speed-dating sessions move at a brisk clip in DC's most buzz-worthy bars and restaurants, where professionals are sequestered into congruous categories according to age, religious inclination, and sneaker-brand preference. Ideal for out-of-towners or patrons with first-date jitters, swift dialogue offers the chance to bypass awkward moments, and within 48 hours after events, an online-dating system connects pairs that clicked. Along with speed events, Professionals in the City also hosts outdoorsy outings, speed networking events, and a dating-centric lecture series to keep its members active, connected, and well-informed.
I was a bit unsure coming in as I had never been to anything like this before but the staff was very welcoming and ran the event well. That put me atBeth L., Yelp, 8/8/11
Their staff is exemplary and professional. I have never experienced anything but attentive and efficient service.Gwoping Y., Yelp, 1/24/11