Being struck by love is like being struck by lightning: it’s sudden and electrifying and explains why Benjamin Franklin was voted World’s Sexiest Man 17 years running. Make your own sparks fly with today’s Groupon to SpeedHouston Dating. Choose from the following options:
- For $21, you get admission for one to any SpeedHouston Dating event (up to a $49 value).
- For $40, you get admission for two to any SpeedHouston Dating event (up to a $98 value).
- For $78, you get admission for four to any SpeedHouston Dating event (up to a $196 value).<p>
Recognized on NBC and Bravo, for its fresh take on fast matchmaking, SpeedHouston Dating’s cultivated, low-key fetes dismiss jarring whistles and undignified nametags of typical speed-dating events so guests stay tuned to their quickening hearts instead. A British host emcees soirees at chic venues such as Prohibition and Straits, calming jittery groups of 20–60 singles with conversation tips delivered in a dulcet accent or soulfully hummed through a kazoo. Ladies relax at a private table for the duration of the night as gentlemen jaunt from dame to dame for six-minute rendezvous. Snacks such as canapés and Kobe-beef sliders keep grumbling bellies from interrupting heart-to-hearts, and ice-breaker cards may be used to ignite conversation or folded into origami hammers that smash awkward silences. After recording chemistry on a Date-Mate scorecard, daters submit the card to staff members, who send notification of mutual attraction by email within 24 hours.
A half hour before sessions begin, certified cosmetologists stand ready to boost each female guest’s natural allure with a complimentary makeover. Events generally last for two hours, and offer love-seekers a brief intermission where they may freshen up or swap places with a debonair stunt double.