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 this Groupon.
$20 for Admission to an All-Male Speed-Dating Event (Up to $49 Value)
Gents arrive at various LA hot spots 30 minutes prior to events to allow cosmetologists to perform a complimentary spiffing up, which might include moisturizer and a light lip balm or brow gel or the application of a face tattoo in the form of cell-phone numbers. Gourmet hors d'oeuvres circulate among guests swapping seats every seven to eight minutes, allowing attendees to build rapport with up to 30 potential paramours.
Icebreaker cards placed at each table provide fillers for any pauses that may punctuate daters’ conversations or keynote speeches, and the evening of mingling culminates in speedsters jotting down crushes on date-mate scorecards. Staffers note mutual attractions and email duos their matches, including first names and email addresses, within 24 hours. Customers can choose their event online and make reservations via email.
SpeedLA Gay Date
Branching off from a parent company featured on Bravo's Top Chef Masters and Rate the Date, SpeedLA Gay Date kindles same-sex romances with rapid-fire date nights helmed by quick-witted British hosts. Adopting a philosophy referred to as "cheeky chic", the company creates a fun yet sophisticated, low-pressure atmosphere for gentlemen to meet each other, mingle, and let any potential sparks fly.
The staff also works side-by-side with SpeedLA Gay Date's founder, Anoush, to introduce men to personal matchmaking. Based on each individual's personal interests and goals, Anoush and her team scrupulously select a compatible suitor. After the selection, dates meet for the first time at a mutually agreed-upon location, recognizing each other with subtle red carnations or live trumpet solos.