4 Minute Dating!

*** It's a great day to meet other singles!  See you tonight! ***

UPDATE #6: If you were unable to secure a spot for this event online, you have the option of "flying standby."  There are usually 10 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #5: The hold on women spots has been lifted.  Go ahead and sign up!

UPDATE #4: Women spots are temporarily filled.  We need a few more men to keep the ratio balanced. Women please do not sign up and make payment until we balance out the ratio.

UPDATE #3: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $25. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #2: We've been able to extend the early bird price!  The first 75 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Thurs. July 11th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $25.

UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $20 to $25 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sat. July 6th (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 Sun. June 30th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot.

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This one's for the singles in our group!

I've made special arrangements with The Barking Dog 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, The Barking Dog 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 $20 (the price of an entree at many restaurants)!  The first 75 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sat. July 6th get the early bird price!  After that, the ticket price will go to $25. 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!

- J.T.

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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 (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer).  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.

  1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
  2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "rsvp"
  3. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button
  4. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
  5. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

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 (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

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  • J.T.

    Matches have been sent out! Matches occur when both you and another person write each other's numbers on your respective cards. If you did not hear from us, that means that you DID NOT have any matches, or the email went into your spam folder (please check it!). Good luck, and I hope to see you at the next event!

    July 15, 2013

  • JP

    Nice evening... "What?" Good turnout! "Yeah?" Cheers!

    July 14, 2013

  • Kamya W.

    Great time lots of nice people.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Kamya W.

    Great event can't wait for the next one.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Victor

    I loved it, I met so many nice people. It was great!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Venue was fine....just too many people. I am hoarse now. Lol

    July 13, 2013

  • Megan M.

    Had a lot of fun and met a lot of people. The downside of attracting 100 people to an event is how crowded and loud the venue becomes.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I paid online already...can I juat show my phone with the confirmation?

    July 13, 2013

    • J.T. [20s & 30s G.

      Hi Jamie, yes that's fine! we will have a master list of all those that have paid. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. See you there!

      July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi if someone wants to take my spot they can. I can sell my confirmation number to you.

    July 13, 2013

  • Benita

    Hi, I may need to sell my (women's) ticket, if anyone is interested. Thanks.

    July 13, 2013

  • Mugdha

    Anyone starting from Arlington?

    July 13, 2013

  • Molly

    Darn, my friend and I were gonna come but now women's spots are on hold! Oh, DC dating pool...

    July 12, 2013

    • Molly

      Oops...I don't know why, but my one guest didn't show up, can I fix that somehow?

      July 12, 2013

    • Molly

      Nevermind, she made an account. It's all good

      July 12, 2013

  • Lee

    Is there anyone who wants to purchase my friend stop? She cancelled it, but I am still going. So is there any lady from Alexandria or Arlington area who wants to purchase my friend spot? Please let me know. We can go this together :)

    July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, thank you! Is there a way I can get it from you there?

      July 10, 2013

    • Lee

      I think that we just need J.T. knows. You can give money when we meet at the meetup since I am still attending. :) After I get the payment, I will give you or your friend e-mail address to J.T. I think...

      July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something last minute came up and my ticket is available ($15 firm).
    Message me if you are interested.

    For all you first timers - I went to the last speed dating event. It was my first time doing something like this and I had no idea what to expect. I had a blast! It's a great way to meet people even if you don't end up finding the one.

    Have fun!

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Manish

      May I have your ticket?

      July 9, 2013

    • Manish

      Hello Josh. Do you still have your ticket up for sale?

      July 10, 2013

  • Julieta F.

    Anyone heading down from Baltimore who would like to carpool?

    July 10, 2013

  • Julieta F.

    Okay so Im in.... however, nervous due to this being my first event of the sort EVER!!! So crossing my fingers I don't back out (terribly shy with new people) .... :D No worries I paid so I won't back out :D Look forward to meeting everyone

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Mustafa B.

    I will be driving from the Glen Burnie/ Annapolis area! If anyone need carpool, just let me know!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking at this on my phone, so I don't see a link to click on to get to the paypal page.

    June 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will you be there Jamie? I like your pic and would like to see the real thing.

      July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol thank you! And yes

      July 7, 2013

  • Beth

    I'll be coming from the Frederick area. If anyone wants to carpool, let me know!

    July 3, 2013

  • R. D.

    Sasquatches need love too.

    July 2, 2013

  • Kofi

    Enjoy!..... Cheers!!

    June 17, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for 4 Minute Dating!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

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.

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