The day it was posted online was the day it sold out for women. Then I personally e-mailed them (after reinstating my own account—on my dime) and discussed the opportunity with each.
I spent more time researching dates for these women than I ever did for myself. In the 24 hours before the event, I was out four, almost five, women.
One wrote me the day prior asking if she could still get a refund, and I explained that because she was confirmed this was not the policy.
“I’ll just show up then,” was her one-sentence, resigned e-mail reply. Speed-dating is one of many ways to meet a new love, but it is not right for everyone.
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Have them complete a registration form with contact information, email address, their real name, and Alias (if using one) for matching purposes. During the event, every 6-8 minutes you ring the bell and the daters switch dates.Example: “Please plan an event that will enable me, a 56-year-old woman, to participate in the speed dating. I just turned 40 and after reading the age group for your event I was offended.” Over 40 myself, I empathized and promised these people—my people—that I would be the one to turn this ship around. Yes, typing it out makes it sound so much worse than it did in my head, but I wanted so much for this event to happen.I want to be honest and therefore will not crash the event planned for 47-year-olds.” Another woman wrote, “Please tell me what it is wrong with being over 35? I found another “olde taverne” type setting and arranged an event for the 42 to 54 age range. Offering free coupons meant this event would be pro bono for me—it would cost me money, actually. I did not blanket suitable suitors on but instead read every profile in this age range and explored their interests and personalities.Additionally, you'll want to choose a name that has an available domain address to compliment or match.(Example: Match in Six = DBA | Domain address = 2. Just a word of personal advice from experience, I have noticed that age groups that range from 35 and up are more likely to fill up faster than those events for people who are single and under the age of 35.