When those eight minutes were up, the ding was either a welcome peal signaling the end of the longest eight minutes ever, or an abrupt end to a beautiful beginning.I could tell which was more likely by how fast participants shot out of their seats.My guess is the eight women he sat with couldn’t either. The setting was country-elegant, an historic inn, and the venue well known for live jazz downstairs several nights a week. And then he set me straight: “We’re here to cover the event.” Great press, but how did they know? At that moment, a reporter from another station walked in with her cameraman. Attracting participants was a breeze; the age range, 34-47, seemed a good fit for the sophisticated venue. Nevertheless, I gave them the “hang on a minute” index finger and ran back to kick off my party. I could have sworn they were going to raise pitchforks. “We’re not getting anything,” said Anchorman 1 to the new arrival. With that profile tag they can access your online dating profile and send you a message!
Plus, single myself at the time, I saw this as more than a professional development experience; it was a promising way to meet men and get paid for it. Registrations filtered in slowly, but by event day I had booked a perfect 16 men to 16 women ratio.
at pm Join us for a great night of SPEEDDATING 8minute Dating at HAVANA CENTRAL Roosevelt Field Mall You will enjoy eight 8-minute dates plus the chance to meet everyone else in three age groups from the 20’s to 60’s.
We usually have between 50 & 100 attendees at each event, so there is lots of opportunity to meet, mingle and match with other great singles, just like you!
You will also receive delicious complimentary appetizers, fun ice breaker games, a cash bar and lots of raffle prizes.
The moment of truth was the sound of the bell, like the “ring for assistance” chime in hotel lobbies.