Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking.
We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them.
Short of standing on a street corner holding a sign that said Single, I was out of ideas … The event lasted two hours and held in an adorable art studio. The room was lined with tables and chairs, cheesy table covers and shiny mints. As people began to arrive and gather, I introduced myself to the other girls and was surprised to learn that nearly everyone was there for their first time. You are given a “score card” where you write down everyone’s name you meet and circle yes or no.
My first note upon arrival was that I wished I had picked an event at a bar. I felt a connection with these women and a sense of pride for the effort I was putting forward. At the end, you turn in your card, and if both parties choose to have further contact, you receive each other’s email. Jeremy was computer engineer who lived downtown and had come speed dating on the recommendation of a friend.
Complete with stop watches, whistles and a footie captain yelling “times up” in yer face!
We at Speed Oakland Dating, do things a wee bit differently. We are British founded and inspired but our daters are just like you. We tend to draw a crowd that is intelligent and amusing, sophisticated and adventurous, while always being cheeky.
Tonight we are inviting bachelors who are the polar opposites of Donald Trump: Younger, Shorter, Poorer, Less-educated, and Shy. We don’t find anything romantic about name tags, microphones and whistles – so we don’t use them! Daters that don’t like to settle and tend to set the trend rather than follow it. You will be sent a confirmation from us and your name will be noted on our Guest List.~~Do you screen your speed daters?We are in part defined by our venues and our crowd reflects such. Simply select the EVENT SCHEDULE tab on the homepage for a listing of our events. In the 10 years we have had the pleasure of serving daters we've noticed the nicer a dater is to us, our hosts and each other, the more matches they get.As a reporter for LA Talk said, “ I walked through the venue without even noticing the tables of daters; Speed LA events are so chic and low key you might just walk right by.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Much like a private club, not every dater is for us.We are the only organization to routinely screen daters we feel may not be a good fit for our clients.I know it sounds silly, but I think Young MC has a point. First piece of advice: there is no way you are going to meet someone unless you put yourself out there. I’ve seen it, and more importantly, I am in a place where I know I deserve it.