Speed Dating FAQ
You know what it is like when you are sitting at a bar! You spot a beautiful lady across the room and feel that instant attraction. But then you need to figure out a way to get her attention. And the whole time you are wondering if she is even single? Or let’s switch to the blind or the almost blind date when you only viewed a picture of your date. They begin walking towards you and you are think… oh please don’t let this be him. It is him just 10 years after that picture was taken and now you are stuck sitting through dinner with this guy when you know the attraction is not there.
Speed dating solves these problems. I can assure you that all participants are single and interested in finding a relationship. You don’t need to think of a pick up line or a way to get their attention because I promise you will get 5 minutes of one on one time chat with this person and make your perfect first impression. And lastly, if no chemistry is there 5 minutes goes by rather quickly! No long drawn out dinner date with someone you are just not into!
What to expect: When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our event coordinators. Currently we have speed dating events in the Hartford CT area, Boston MA, Cape Cod MA, Stamford CT, and New Haven CT. Happy hour food will be available to all participants and a cash bar. The evening will begin with a fun creative activity to break the ice. This will lead into your first speed date lasting a brief 5 minutes. When the bell rings the men rotate to the next single lady. And this continues every 5 minutes until you have had a chance to meet everyone. If you like your date, just check their name off on your dating scorecard. When both sides check yes, our matchmakers will send you an email with all your matches and their contact information within 24 hours and the rest is up to you!
How many singles will participate in the speed dating events and is the ratio always even?
Our events range anywhere from 16 to 30 singles. And I do my best to keep the numbers even. I will often block a gender from registering if I have too many of that particular gender. In other words if I have 11 women registered and 7 men I will block additional females until I reach 11 men. But when the night arrives you just never now! Someone can become sick, have a babysitter cancel, car trouble, etc… If we have an uneven number we just rotate that extra person out and I have never had a complaint!
Does speed dating actually work?
Yes!! My first success story was a young couple who actually got married and had a baby! Over the years I have heard many success stories. I get goosebumps everytime I see that email thanking me for introducing them!
Can you offer a quick speed dating tip?
The most important thing is a positive attitude. Noone want to spend 5 minutes listening to someone complain about their job or their ex husband. Save those conversations for your best friend. Use the 5 minutes to laugh and have fun! Keep it light!
How soon will I find out if I have any matches?
Our automated matching system enables us to get the matches out to you the same night of the event. If you made a match you will receive that persons email address and phone number that evening and they will receive your information as well.
What if I don’t want to share some of my contact information?
It is very important that your matches can reach you. You must share an email address in order to even get your matches. If you would like to create a separate email address just for your speed dating matches I would suggest doing that as opposed to sharing a business email. If you don’t want to share your phone number than you can just type 999. But I really discourage this! With spam filters and technical problems you just may miss an important message. And remember the only ones getting your information are those who are mutual matches! It will not be shared with anyone else!
Do you get a lot of repeats?
The truth is that we typically do get a few repeats at these events. But I am very good at recognizing this. If I have 4 repeat guys and 1 repeat girl I will look up to see if she has met them before. If she met all of them I would give her a call and give her the option to cancel. I would also give her a full refund.
What is your refund policy?
If you cancel within 24 hours of the event you will receive a full refund. If you cancel the day of the event you will receive credit to attend another event. If you do not show up and do not contact us prior to the event, no refund will be provided.
I have never done this before and feel nervous about just walking into the event!
Generally we have a private room at our venues which makes it a bit easier. If you are really nervous arrive a few minutes early. It is always easier to enter an empty room and let it fill up, than to enter a full crowd. I also promise you that I will be standing there to greet you! We always have additional staff at the events to manage registrations so someone is free to greet everyone at the door.