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Today's side deal is a perfect twenty-something extension of our feature deal, which offers a panacea for lonely, exhausted, and overworked singles living in DC because it's tailored to young professionals looking for a fast-paced dating event that may or may not result in marriage, common-law marriage, or seafaring-marriage. Along with the fifty percent discount, there is also a less expensive initial price, so even the twentysomethings just out of college can join in.
Professionals in the City's twentysomethings dating events, which cost $20 an event, occur a few times per month and take place at cool places (such as the Shadow Room on September 30). You'll spend four minutes a pop with about 20 potential suitors. It's dating without the never-ending small talk, the thumb-twiddling, or the elaborate taco recipes. If you're bored, appalled, or offended by your conversation, it's over before you know it and you never have to see the person again. But if you find yourself struck by an almost-stranger, your evening may or may not result in marriage, common-law marriage, or seafaring-marriage. Once the speed-session ends, enjoy an adult mixer with a cash bar with plenty of successful singles gliding around on rollerblades.
Snag this Groupon and give speed-dating a chance. It's just another gathering of singles, no more or less natural than finding a fling at a bar groomed for mating and mingling. After all, why waste time when scientists in European countries have proven that humans are capable of determining dating success within four minutes of human contact?
- 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
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.