Dating can be like assembling the silver monkey in Legends of the Hidden Temple, a challenge requiring wits, luck, and passing knowledge of primate anatomy. Skip the confusing steps of pickup artistry with today’s icebreaking Groupon to SpeedChicago Dating. Choose from the following options:
- For $21, you get admission for one to any speed-dating event (up to a $49 value).
- For $40, you get admission for two to any speed-dating event (up to a $98 value).
- For $78, you get admission for four to any speed-dating event (up to a $196 value).
Featured on Discovery Channel’s Science of Sex Appeal and PBS’s This Emotional Life, SpeedChicago Dating throws together romance seekers in posh venues overseen by savvy British hosts. Women get a head start on festivities with a professional makeover, where they receive touchups and tips to put their best foot or favored elbow forward. Settling down amid trendy surroundings, groups of up to 36 high-velocity daters, composed of up to 18 men and up to 18 women ages 21–42, mix and mingle while noshing on appetizers. Ladies stay seated as gentlemen play musical chairs every 6–7 minutes, giving them just enough time to engage in illuminating conversations or subpar staring contests. As each date comes to a close, attendees jot down their impressions on a scorecard and hand them over to the hosts at the end of the event. Scorecards are weighted to determine ideal matches or likely yodeling partners, with emailed results reaching participants within 24 hours.
Available space at each event is limited, so be sure to check the website to see which events are sold out. Upcoming speed-dating events will be held at Pops for Champagne, The Whiskey Bar & Grill at The Sutton Place Hotel, JBar, and other bars and telephone boxes on the Near North Side and in Wicker Park.
This Groupon is good for Valentine’s Day and special occasions in addition to the regular schedule.