The day it was posted online was the day it sold out for women. Then I personally e-mailed them (after reinstating my own account—on my dime) and discussed the opportunity with each.I spent more time researching dates for these women than I ever did for myself. In the 24 hours before the event, I was out four, almost five, women.During the dating portion of the evening, a predetermined group of individuals will stay seated at the same tables throughout the night, while the rest of the participants will move from table to table.When the allotted time is up, the host will ring a buzzer or bell signifying that it is time to move to the next date.In addition to creating a pleasant and playful environment, a successful speed dating event will strengthen your restaurant's reputation and improve the likelihood of drawing first time or repeat customers.The first speed dating event took place in California in late 1998 and was inspired by a rabbi who sought to help Jewish singles meet new people and get married.
My Halloween-themed “Dating’s Not So Scary Party” at a brewery was well-attended and lively, but the management was soured by the unimpressive amount of beer purchased by participants. I asked friends and colleagues to alert their more distinguished single male friends. This is the point where I should have apologized to My Girls and cancelled the event.Hosting a speed dating night is an excellent opportunity for your restaurant or bar to facilitate romance while also attracting new patrons.Many businesses charge participants a registration or cover fee, which, along with food drink sales, will increase your revenue.Our first event attracted fifty people to a pizzeria in Berkeley.The second event was attended by ninety people, and we completely stuffed the pizzeria, including their banquet room.