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.If the dating scene in your town has you and your single friends longing for the days of arranged marriages, or if you're happily attached and ready to take your matchmaking urges to the next level, it may be time to consider hosting a speed dating event.Having the background of a Marketing and Public Relations Manager with years of professional experience in various industries has given her an insightful perspective on careers, lifestyles, relationships, and attitudes which she humorously applies in helping people through her writing.Abbi is an advocate of children's charities, women empowerment, optimistic thinking, and slow Sundays.Speed dating services can be found in just about any major city, but there's no need to wait for the next scheduled meet-up in your area.Our tips for hosting a speed dating event will help you organize a gathering that's fun, relaxing and fruitful for participants while preserving your sanity at the same time.
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.
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to starting a speed dating business.
As a matter of fact, you don’t necessarily need to register the business from the outset before you can get it started; you operate it or test run it for a while before going ahead to register the business if you intend taking it to the next level.
So, what you need to do is to first of all conduct your survey to be sure that there are enough singles in your area who won’t mind enrolling in a speed dating organization; an organization that will help them meet and hook up with their ideal man or woman.
My final events played out like the fitful struggles of any star-crossed relationship.