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 pick-up artistry with today’s icebreaking Groupon to a speed-dating event from SpeedATLDating. Choose from the following options:
- For $21, you get admission for one to any SpeedATLDating event over the next 12 months (up to a $49 value).
- For $40, you get admission for two to any SpeedATLDating event over the next 12 months (up to a $98 value).
- For $78, you get admission for four to any SpeedATLDating event over the next 12 months (up to a $196 value).
Events are held at locations throughout the Atlanta area and are suggested for ages 21–42.
The Atlanta branch of a British, Bravo-approved dating service, SpeedATLDating shepherds hopeful romantics toward harmonious unions through 120-minute rounds of sophisticated matchmaking. Each session gathers no more than 36 guys and gals in a chic, relaxing venue intended to stimulate memorable conversation. A cadre of charismatic British hosts guide guests into the entryway of a low-key Atlanta locale where potential partners see if sparks fly between them without resorting to jousting with lighters. Ladies sit down at private, secluded tables, while gentleman visit each in turn, spending seven–eight minutes conversing before moving on to their next mini date. Icebreakers and gourmet appetizers provided by the service help whip verbal gears up a notch, sending pairs popping wheelies down the Highway of Love. After two hours of matchmaking, participants fill out a card and check their emails 24 hours later to see if they’ve made a match.
SpeedATL’s sessions place a British spin on American conventions, forgoing loud whistles and impersonal nametags for civilized conclusions to conversation and a thoughtful email introducing fellow attendees prior to the event. The service’s style consultants also provide free makeovers for ladies 30 minutes before each event, ensuring that each woman looks her dazzling finest, and that the country’s invasive population of blush beasts continues to diminish.
This Groupon is good for Valentine’s Day and special occasions in addition to the regular schedule.