4901 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Price: $20.00/per person
UPDATE #4: Due to not enough interest, this event has been canceled. All those that signed up and made payment will receive a full refund. Sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope to see you at the upcoming happy hour!
UPDATE #3: Men spots are temporarily filled. We need a few more women to keep the ratio balanced. Men please do not sign up and make payment until we balance out the ratio.
UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $20. Looking forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #1: There are 7 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $15 to $20 when the early bird spots are gone or before Fri. Feb. 15th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Thurs. Feb. 7th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot!
This one's for the singles in our group!
I've made special arrangements with BlackFinn Bethesda for this event. We'll each experience a dozen first dates in one evening with numerous single young professionals of the opposite sex.
From 6 - 6:45pm we will check in, each receive a name tag with a unique number on it, as well as an index card on which we'll print our name, our unique number, and our email address. Please be ON TIME! After check-in, for the first hour, we will rotate every 4 minutes and meet over a dozen new single friends. Please note we will not get to "date" everyone, however we still have the next hour to meet others during the "open social" portion of the event. We'll then write down the unique number of those we'd like to see again and hand the card back in. (The following week after the event, we'll receive an email with any mutual matches.)
After the dating portion, for the next hour, we'll still have the place reserved for us during an "open social" to mix, mingle, and get to know each other a little bit more at the bar, with drinks specials for our group only!
For those that haven't been there before, BlackFinn is a great pub, which encourages a pleasant and friendly setting for us to interact. 21+.
Please note the men-to-women signup ratio will be at or near 50:50. Come event time, sometimes we have no shows, which means there may be more of one sex than the other (usually only a few). This means that some people may be on a "break" here and there. When this happens, we typically extend the speed dating portion of the event a few more rotations to make up for it.
Also, please note with everyone talking at the same time during the "dating" portion of this event, this event tends to be loud. So please rest your voice and your ears!
We've got an early bird special for this event of $15 (the price of an entree at many restaurants)! The first 25 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sun. Feb. 17th get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $20. Secure your slot by rsvping yes AND making payment!
Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.
Come join us as we spend a great evening amongst other singles from our group!
Metro and Parking
The closest Metro is Bethesda (Red line). We suggest Metro / cabbing if you can. We also recommend using wmata for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro and traffic delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.
Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):
Please follow the instructions below for making payment. Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.
Refund Policy & Ticket Resell
Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else (same sex only) if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and send us an email letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you cannot attend. Send us an email with who will take your spot.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.