What You'll Get
- $12.50 for admission for one to Men Who Speed Date ($25 value)
Singles aged 25-49 meet at The Islander to mix and mingle in the hopes of finding a match. This event is particularly geared toward men looking to meet women; each session will feature 15 men and 15 women.
The mixer runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the last remaining date on April 26.
Speed Dating: The Fast Track to Romance
Speed dating brings new meaning to the phrase “love at first sight.” Check out our overview of these events of instant attraction.
The round-robin-style dating model was developed by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his wife Sue in 1999, and to ensure fresh, unpredictable conversations, they put only two topics off limits during the seven-minute dates they arranged: the daters’ jobs and where they live.
Today, the Deyos’ model has been adapted and modified by secular speed-dating agencies around the world, some of which combine the pleasures of conversation with activities such as chocolate-tasting or yoga. The rules and regulations of each event vary depending upon the company hosting it, but one constant is that people are only matched up if both parties express interest.
To an onlooker, a speed-dating event may resemble a psychology experiment, and indeed the format has created a convenient petri dish for researchers. An article in Current Directions in Psychological Science endorsed the process, declaring that speed dating grants participants “the assurance that the people they meet are also interested in meeting romantic partners” and “the ability to give each partner unambiguous acceptance or rejection feedback without having to do so face-to-face.” And even if you feel a spark with only one particular date, you may be in luck: another study in Psychological Science found that during the dozens of speed dates the researchers observed, “If a participant uniquely desired a particular partner, the partner tended to reciprocate that unique desire.”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 26, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Recommended that customers arrive 15 minutes prior to their event to ensure a great experience. Call prior to buying to check availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.