Speed dating is the perfect compromise between eerie slo-mo meet-ups and whirlwind trysts that end when somebody gets sucked up into the stratosphere. Find love at an appropriately 21st-century pace with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a ticket to any upcoming speed-dating event from SpeedNY, including the February 13 and 14 Valentine Bash (up to a $42 value).
SpeedNY eschews speed-dating conventions such as whistles, nametags, and spider-filled kissing closets, earning kudos from CBS New York and others. The staff of British hosts injects relaxed sophistication as love-seekers mingle in a chic, yet refined atmosphere. Incite rapid romance at a handful of upcoming events scheduled at venues including Tenjune, Lucky Strike, Flute, and 48 NYC. Ladies who arrive 30 minutes early will receive a complimentary makeover from a certified cosmetologist; men can rely on their traditional first-date warpaint and ham-scented cologne, and should arrive 15 minutes before start time. Equipped with amore-monitoring scorecards, singles are set loose into a night of bite-sized encounters and gourmet appetizers, with ladies remaining seated and dapper dudes rotating tables every six to seven minutes.
After completing a full cycle of enthralling conversations and jotting down date-derived findings, bachelors and bachelorettes can linger at the venue as long as they like. The hosts will email participants within 24 hours with the night’s results, ensuring that newly electrified hearts remain plugged in.
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