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Today’s Groupon is a panacea for lonely, exhausted, and overworked singles living in DC. If you’re frustrated with your love life, this Groupon lets you attend one of Professionals in the City’s four-minute dating events that may be the solution you’ve been seeking. If you’re a twenty-something, check out today’s side deal.
Professionals in the City’s dating events are intimate, structured gatherings of 30–40 singles that take place four to five times each week. Each speed-session targets a different DC demographic. Over the course of an hour, you’ll hold four-minute conversations with other singles while keeping track of each encounter with a provided sheet so you can contact favorites through Professional in the City’s system after the event.
Here are a few different demographic themes for Professional in the City’s four-minute events:
- Twenties and Thirties
- Men and Women Ages 35 to 49
- Baby Boomers
- Singles with Post-Graduate or Professional Degrees
- African Americans
- International Professionals and Those Who Want to Meet Them
- Travel Lovers
Check out Professionals in the City’s calendar to find your favorite theme among the plethora of choices.
How does four-minute dating remedy the plights of lonely, exhausted, and overworked DC singles? Being in the company of so many other successful singles will certainly make you feel better after a hard day at work, instead of hanging out with your ferret, Paul. The mini-events provide a low-key, relaxed alternative to the standard speed-dating process. For once, you won’t actually have to be speeding; you can take the time to enjoy your four minutes with each new friend. Professionals in the City knows you don’t have the time or energy to add “find a soul mate” to your to-do list. Speed-dating with Professionals in the City is an easy way to find someone with similar priorities, desires, and ferrets. Plus, it’s a gathering of singles that’s no more or less natural than finding a fling at a bar.
These speed-dating events don’t have any Yelp or Citysearch reviews, but Professionals in the City does offer some pretty great customer testimonials on its website and a quick video on YouTube. Here’s what one customer says about finding your soul mate through a four-minute discourse:
- …I met my fiancee at the Four Minute Dating event in Washington last year. I was actually there as a bet that I made with a friend of mine…They say “you find love when you least expect it.” I am a firm believer of this. We have been together for 11 months now and we are engaged to be married. – John
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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.