Ask the Downtown Events Expert – Leslie Cochrane
Big plans for Valentine’s Day? Well if you are single like me then you’re probably dreading seeing all your friends gush about their big plans with their significant other and pictures of their flowers and chocolates on Instagram. While in the meantime, you have one unsuccessful date after another! Why not come downtown to Local for Alive After 5 premiere night of Speed Dating!
Speed Dating is a fun way to meet several prospective matches in one night. The basic concept is that you come down to Local between 5-7pm and get registered. Once we have 20 women and 20 men signed up we are ready to start. The event lasts around one-two hours. Upon completion, you indicate on a form which individuals you are interested in, and if they are interested in you too, you are notified of matches by email, so there is no pressure or agonizing uncertainties. Sounds relatively painless right?!
Don’t take it too seriously! It’s just a couple hours of your life. You know you’ve spent much more time than that online looking for a date. Spend the time enjoying talking to new and interesting people, rather than wondering whether or not each person you meet is your soul mate. Contrary to what you might believe, you cannot tell that from five minutes. If it doesn’t work out, it’s no big deal. You have met 20 new people and you’ve had a great Valentine’s Day!