4 Minute Dating!

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

UPDATE #6: As a reminder, and as mentioned in the event posting in bold, this event tends to be loud during the "dating" portion of the event. So please rest your voice and your ears. See you there!

UPDATE #5: 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 #4: Women spots are sold out! Women, please do not sign up and make payment. The hold on men spots has been lifted. Men, go ahead and sign up!

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 $25. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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. Jan 25th (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. Jan. 19th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot. I hope to see you there!

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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 - 6:30pm 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 at 6:45pm, 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.

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 first 75 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sat. Jan. 25th 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.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking 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 "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. 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!

    February 4, 2014

    • John W

      Hi J.T., for some reason the email you sent made it to the spam folder and I accidentally delete it. Would you mind to resending it to me. Thank you

      February 4, 2014

    • J.T.

      Sent!

      February 5, 2014

  • Miglan

    I enjoyed talking to all the wonderful ladies and would do it again in a heart beat

    February 3, 2014

  • James T.

    I was very disappointed with the event. It was too noisy and crowded and it was very difficult to talk to people there. I have my own social difficulties (I have Asperger's Syndrome) which I am too often afraid to talk about because of the lack of empathy of people in general. I wish I had gotten more help meeting people at these events as stock advice does not work.

    February 2, 2014

    • James T.

      Erin, thank you for the encouragement. I actually don't expect most people to understand my social difficulties and I don't want them to be the thing that defines who I am. I would like to meet more people- including on this board- I'm just not as good socially as most others are. I hope that that is not asking for too much.

      February 3, 2014

    • Erin S.

      You are quite welcome! My best friend's brother has Aspberger's, and I know how difficult it can be for him. I would encourage you to try out some other events (or other meetups that are geared towards some of your extracurricular interests), where there are fewer attendees and more small group interaction. While you don't want your social difficulties to define you, being more open and disclosing to new people will help them to interact with you as well. People may be more understanding than you realize! There are lots of smart, educated people here - in addition, many of them are open minded.

      1 · February 3, 2014

  • Shira

    I had a great time!

    February 2, 2014

    • Erin S.

      I enjoyed meeting you - even if I didn't make any matches, it's great to make a new friend. I'll email soon.

      1 · February 2, 2014

  • Erin S.

    I think the event was organized well and ran smoothly. It was a little loud, but that is to be expected when there are 100 people talking at the same time.

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The women I did get to meet were all lovely, nice, and great to chat with (when we could hear each other). This wasn't as fun as the other events I have been to (with this group). One common complaint we all seemed to have was the noise level. I would like to see a speed dating event outside in an open area when the weather is nicer. Also, I was not a fan of the break areas that some of the guys hit. I hit two break areas. Me and a select few unlucky guys that hit those same areas got two less dates than everyone else.

    February 2, 2014

  • Daniel H.

    A disappointment. We only got to met 2 rows of girls

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Rose

      Could your voice have handled it?

      1 · February 1, 2014

    • J.T.

      Daniel, I'm sorry you feel disappointed. Please know that I did mention in the event posting that we would do the dating portion for an hour and that you would not "date" everyone (please see 2nd paragraph after the flyer in bold). I did run 2 extra rotations since a couple of women did not show. Thanks for coming, and I hope to see you at another upcoming event!

      1 · February 2, 2014

  • Sunny

    I forgot to turn in my blue card. Is there a way I can turn it in or email?

    February 1, 2014

  • John W

    I'll be there around 7pm, 66 is very slow on the way to 495 N

    February 1, 2014

  • Rose

    Ok good. Thanks for the info!

    February 1, 2014

  • Rose

    I hope things aren't starting at 6 on the dot. There is a delay at the metro.

    February 1, 2014

    • Jp

      Sign in is 645

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Echo metro issues

    February 1, 2014

  • Moriah P.

    Stuck in metro traffic on the red line. Will be there soon!

    February 1, 2014

  • Hannah L.

    Ticket still available if interested. [masked]

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok if anyone wants my ticket. It's up for grabs. Female. Let me know! :)

    February 1, 2014

    • Erika R.

      Hi, Jamie. E-mail me at [masked] and we can work something out.

      February 1, 2014

  • Erika R.

    Anyone want to sell a ladies' ticket? I can mail a check or pay via PayPal.

    February 1, 2014

    • Erika R.

      Yes - e-mail me at [masked], please and we can work out the details

      February 1, 2014

  • Hannah L.

    A friend of mine can't make it and is selling her $25 ticket. Email me [masked] if interested.

    February 1, 2014

  • Kritishma S.

    Hey Everyone! I am looking for one female ticket to tonight's event. Two of my friends are going and I would really love to attend as well. If anyone still has an extra ticket and/or change of plans. Please email me: [masked].

    February 1, 2014

    • Hannah L.

      I just emailed you. Selling early bird ticket.

      February 1, 2014

  • Joe C.

    Anyone want to sell their Male ticket?

    February 1, 2014

  • Chris

    I had a last minute change of plans. If any guys want to purchase my ticket, it is available for the early bird price.

    February 1, 2014

    • Gonzalo

      If you still have the ticket i'll take it.

      February 1, 2014

  • Mugdha

    Hey ladies, I have an early bird ticket.. $20. Had a change of plans. So won't be going. Let me know if anyone is interested.

    February 1, 2014

    • Meg

      I'll take it

      February 1, 2014

    • Stephanie A.

      If Meg doesn't take it, I will!

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey ladies. I have a ticket for sale. It's an early bird ticket, only $20! Please let me know if you are interested.

    January 31, 2014

    • Meg

      If you still have I'd like one for my girlfriend who wants to come! If any ladies have a ticket I'll take it!!

      February 1, 2014

  • Iva

    I guess I also signed up after spots were closed for women. If anyone won't be able to make it, I'm interested for the tix. Thanks! :-)

    January 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Iva, I sent my paypal info - did you get it?

      January 31, 2014

    • Iva

      Hey, it's funny I didn't get any email/replies after the first one you sent. Sending you another email now

      January 31, 2014

  • Samantha C.

    Turns out i cant attend. Any ladies want yo buy my slot?

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Miglan

    Hey J.T. I just signed up and paid without realizing men spots were on hold. Should I request a refund?

    January 29, 2014

    • Miglan

      Ok thanks

      January 29, 2014

    • J.T.

      Miglan, the hold on men spots has been lifted. Go ahead and sign up!

      January 30, 2014

  • Carla

    Hi all...I have a ticket for sale--it's an early bird ticket, so it's $20! Please let me know if you are interested.

    January 28, 2014

    • Iva

      Hi Carla, I'm interested if it's still available. Thanks!

      January 29, 2014

    • Carla

      Unfortunately it has already been sold. Good luck!

      January 30, 2014

  • arlo

    Sounds fun!

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Emily S.

    Always wanted to do this. Last year of my 20s so it is time! New Years resolution to live it up. Come meet me.

    2 · January 3, 2014

    • Joe

      I'll be there as well. Looking forward to meeting you

      January 3, 2014

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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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