At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.Eventually we lucked out and found ourselves a coupon through Groupon (my go to website).
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The usual cost of the majority of their events is $59.99, which is a hefty price when you’re not really sure that it’s going to lead to anything; if we could save some money, it would help to convince us it was a good idea.
Plus, if we had a good time, the extra cash could be put towards going to another date night in the future.
Fast Forward to last night: My girlfriends and I show up to Xino in Santa Monica, dressed up, and ready to make snap judgments about the eligibility of strange men.
We were each assigned a number and given a card with three columns printed on it.I’ve never been the type of person who frequents the bar to meet people and that’s not changing anytime soon. I’ve tried online dating like so many others are inclined to do nowadays, but it has never really worked for me.So, when my friend, who has also tried the online thing, asked if I would be willing to go speed dating with her, I thought now was as good a time as any to mix it up. Today I am, because I make the rules and I can change them if I want to. Uh, because I went speed dating this week, and chances are, you're probably curious about what that is/whether it was fun and if you should try it, and I've got your back. (Note: I've taken measures to protect the some of the innocent, stupid, and/or ridiculous people I met last night. Also, this story involves complete strangers, and therefore, is unlikely to come back to haunt me.The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.