Speed dating events are becoming popular all over the world. Not only do they provide a chance to find love, but they are also great for socializing and making new friends. Speed dating events can be run by large companies such as bars or clubs, or by local individuals.
Try to find a venue which is easily accessible, both for people who drive and for those who don’t, and that can provide refreshments. You are likely to need a large amount of floor space, too. Some venues may have a standard charge to book the premises for the night, or an hourly charge. You may be able to obtain a discount, due to the large number of people likely to spend money at the venue while at your event.
Consider where you may find people who are interested in finding love. Place an ad in the local newspaper, both in the Events section and on the Lonely Hearts page, as well as any single or match-making Facebook pages.
Greet each person at the door, asking for their name. Write this both on a sticky label for them to wear, and onto the cards. Give each person a card and pen, and allow them to relax until the event begins. Ask the person to note down their email address and telephone number, for you to pass on to matches.
Welcome everybody to the event, and confirm that all attendees have provided contact details which can be passed on to matches, and that everybody is wearing a name label. Explain that when the whistle/bell chimes, you must move on to the next person to your left, and fill in the form with a tick or a cross.
When the night is finished, encourage the guests to stay and enjoy themselves in the venue, and give details of the next event if you are planning one. Within a week after the event, study the cards and pass on the contact details of any matches.