For $20, today's deal gets you a ticket to a singles event hosted by the Rendezvous Club (a $50 value), a bastion of flirtation with regular dating events for singles of all ages at a variety of venues throughout the city.
Rendezvous Club's sexy shindigs, which include sit-down dinners, freewheeling parties, and sedate 35+ mixers, have spawned countless romantic relationships and 18 confirmed nuptials. During the first 20 minutes of an ever-popular speed-dating session, eligible bachelors and bachelorettes within the same age range circulate freely as they sip drinks and nibble free appetizers. Then, women remain seated as men rotate from table to table every five minutes, chatting with each participant in turn. At the end of the night, both sexes use their Datecard to mark which partners they'd like to see again, and receive contact information if the desire is mutual. Über-efficient singletons aged 25–45 can sign up for April 14th's 100 Dates in 100 Minutes and participate in Rendezvous Club's largest speed-dating event of the year—appetizers and one drink are included. See their website for a calendar of upcoming events.
Rendezvous Club may not have a hidden stock of cupid’s arrows, but it does have its fair share of date cards. While they may not be as whimsical as love-yielding weaponry, club founders Hillary and Chris have found they tend to be just as effective. At some chapters, Rendezvous Club's hosts hand the cards out during speed-dating parties and dinner-dating events that serve three-course meals. Using them, singles can jot down the names, characteristics, and preferred Monopoly game pieces of people they’re interested in meeting again. For those who prefer more organic dating atmospheres, Select locations feature less-structured singles parties and mix-and-mingle events that round up singles and let them converse on their own, aided by complimentary appetizers.