Dating can be similar to assembling the silver monkey in Legends of the Hidden Temple, a challenge requiring wits, luck, and passing knowledge of primate anatomy. Skip the confusing steps of pickup artistry with today’s icebreaking Groupon: for $30, you get your choice of three New York singles events from Meet Market Adventures (up to a $73.12 value). Choose three events from the following seven options:
- Singles Walking Wine & Spirits Crawl at Acker Merrall on Saturday, May 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (a $31.34 value)
- Singles Comedy Night at the Eastville Comedy Club on Friday, May 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (a $20.89 value)
- Singles Amazing Race & Scavenger Hunt at the Stone Creek Lounge on Sunday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (a $20.89 value)
- Dog Day Afternoon at Madison Square Park on Sunday, June 5 from noon to 2 p.m. (a $20.89 value)
- Singles Night of Dueling Pianos at Sweet Caroline’s on Friday, June 10 from 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. (a $20.89 value)
- New York’s Largest Singles After Work Summer Kickoff Party at the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel on Friday, June 17 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (a $20.89 value)
- Singles Games Night at Houndstooth Pub on Wednesday, June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (a $15.68 value)
With more than 20,000 New York singles lining its shelves, Meet Market Adventures offers free online dating, plus imaginative offline events. Shuck off shyness during the Singles Walking Wine & Spirits Crawl, which lets solitary sippers swish and swirl their way to common ground. Join in on an evening of witty banter with the Singles Comedy Night, or join a team of four people for the Singles Amazing Race & Scavenger Hunt, a frenetic Benny Hill dash about town that creates ideal conditions for sparks and zero openings for awkward first-date silences. Dog lovers can unleash their ardor during Dog Day Afternoon, a perfect way to test out puppy love and respective resistance to allergies. With admission to three events, participants will have several chances to meet other singles, try out a new activity or venue in the city, and dust off decrepit datebooks long relegated to doorstop status.
Though it hosts a number of parties and bar nights, Meet Market Adventures’ activities also give potential paramours ample opportunity to lock eyes over a poker hand, lock blades during fencing, or meet cute people during sundry nature hikes, wine tastings, swim sessions, and simulated alien abductions. Whatever the activity, Meet Market Adventures facilitates fun between singles instead of shoehorning couples together without regard for values, chemistry, or the hook and loop compatibility of their hand-Velcro.