Like Shakespearean plays and tomato soup, dating is best when it's condensed and shared with hundreds of strangers. Experience an evening of abridged courtship with today's Groupon: for $40, you get admission to a Groupon- and Players Sports Group–hosted speed-dating soiree featuring as many as 500 singles on February 8 at the new Paris Club in River North (up to an $85 value; a $76.25 value for HurryDate subscribers). Check-in for the festivities, which will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as the world's largest speed-dating event, begins at 7 p.m. This Groupon is valid for admission for either one man or one woman and is limited to 250 participants of each gender. Preregistration is required via email by February 3rd.
The February 8 event will provide 500 soul-mate seekers with a night of rapid-fire romance supplemented by dancing, raffle prizes, appetizers, 90 minutes of hosted-bar access, and the potential for profitable progeny. As the evening opens, a cocktail or glass of bubbly champagne will chase away unnerving stomach butterflies, most of whom are poor swimmers, and fuel your participation in up to 25 unique dates. HurryDate's time-honored speed-dating strategy for mate scouting consists of chatting up single strangers in a series of short one-on-one sessions, each of which is interrupted by the blow of a whistle to indicate that either the next date is beginning or a high-school gym teacher is getting his wings. Scorecards allow daters to give each potential more-than-pal a discreet thumbs up or thumbs down. After the party, connect with suitors via a special page of personal profiles on HurryDate's website.
After the dating, a 90-minute hosted bar featuring Ketel One vodka will lubricate joints, conditioning them to dance to the ear-friendly beats of DJ Matt Roan. Showbiz Shelly from the B96 morning show will emcee the evening.
- this fun atmosphere provides the perfect opportunity to meet A LOT of people and then reconnect with them outside of the event. – Dr.Dating.com
Players Sport & Social Group
Simply put, Players Sport & Social Group helps more than 60,000 people each year get together, meet new friends, and have fun. The two-decade-old company has more than doubled in size in the last five years, due in no small part to the wide variety of sports leagues and clinics that it offers at venues throughout the city. Teams or individuals can sign up for sports ranging from dodge ball to beach volleyball to games of "bags," otherwise known as cornhole. Players can check their weekly standings online and review each sport's rules, learning exactly what is considered a foul in kickball or how to dispose of a football opponent's captured flag by burning it in a respectful ceremony.
The company also hosts and sponsors social events such as happy hours, beach tournaments, and tasting events such as Whiskey, Wine & Moonshine and The World's Largest Indoor Bar Crawl Goes Mardi Gras.
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59 West Hubbard Street
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