Like Shakespearean plays and tomato soup, dating is best when it's condensed and shared with hundreds of strangers. Experience an evening of abridged courtship with today's Groupon: for $20, you get admission to a Quick Spark speed-dating party from The Social Connection (a $40 value).
Quick Spark speed dating catalyzes romantic chemistry with its fun, sociable, and successful process. After arriving at the scheduled event, speed daters will receive a nametag, a match card, and map-like instructions for their multi-table love hunt. Most QS parties average 16 men and 16 women, so aspiring courters have a chance to meet at least 10 people and enjoy five minutes of friendly conversation at each stop.
A match card helps daters keep people straight, leaving room for notes on potential dating partners' occupations or how well they can wear a rotating bowtie, and a break halfway through lets participants freshen drinks or stretch limbs. After the party, log on to Quick Spark’s website and tell the computer which matches you’d like to see again—if you and your match both say yes, the system will alert you both, making it easy to set up a longer second date. After registering on the company’s website, check out the calendar to choose an upcoming event. Quick Spark parties are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Social Connection
The Social Connection helps everyday people explore their city, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences by organizing parties, food festivals, bar crawls, biking events and Ultimate Fun Runs. For instance, participants can explore up to 25 miles of neighborhoods and parks during the Motor City Gears & Beers tour, sample local barbecue and beers at the Bacon Bash, or settle family feuds on a party bus to Ann Arbor during the MSU vs. Michigan Tailgate.