We're having a Special Premium Edition of Speed Friending! (Hosted by Heather) Has Valentine's Day turned your stomach a bit with all the romance and heart-shaped candies? Come join us and you'll meet your next friend or maybe that special someone. (It is Valentine's Day, after all.)
What's a Premium Speed Friending Event? You'll get more time with the people you want to meet. We focus at these events in creating a low-pressure, laid-back mood to the night. It's a smaller group so you'll get to talk to those people you want to meet. Our mission for the evening is to make sure that everyone gets quality time to meet everyone else attending the event.
How is THIS V-Day event different than other events?
- We're going to give you more quality time with each person so you can get into deeper conversations.
- You will get to meet everyone or most everyone at this event.
- Good Food,dessert, prizes, are included in your admission for the night.
- We are experimenting with a new 'sticker' system at this event. This system is designed to get you more friends faster than previous versions of our events!
What's the plan for the night?
We will all arrive for icebreakers during check-in
Get discounts on drinks and appetizers and a special dessert! (included in your ticket price)
Speed Friending starts promptly at 7:45pm
Then we have an after party where dessert is served, we dine as we mix and mingle, exchange contact info and watch the band! Mother Merey and The Black Dirt will be playing from 9-11pm (After Party is included in your ticket price!) (http://www.theblackdirt.com). It's going to be a perfect night for meeting people, listening to great music, and having fun!
Speed Friending is a great, low-pressure way to meet new people and make connections. Our average member attracts 4 new friends and 2 dates when they come to one of our events, so you're sure to have a fun time! I'll also be lining up awesome drink specials and prizes for this event, so you may walk away with new friends and a cool gift!
If you are interested in attending, there are only 40 spots for this event. We will advertise the door price online, but RSVP now and you get priority chance for seating. We will email you if you RSVP now and we'll offer you a members-only discounted rate for this event. (spots will fill up on a first come first served basis)
You can always reserve a seat if you pre-pay online the door price at any time until all of our spots fill up. We will fill up seats with pre-pays until the event is sold out in advance, so buy your ticket early. You can only guarantee a spot at the event by pre-paying online.
**Pre-paying is highly encouraged. It helps the host and the venue create the best experience possible. We offer a no-risk pre-payment policy. You can pay online to reserve your seat and, as long as you email Matt or Heather at least 24 hours prior to the event, we will gladly give you a full refund if you can't make it. This is our no-risk offer to you and every member of Speed Friending Events.
Event Start: 7:45pm
Event End: 9:00pm
Our event will start promptly at the designated Event Start time, so please plan to arrive at the posted Check-In time.
** If you arrive after the Event Start time, we may not be able to put you into the event and will not be able to offer you a refund. Adding another person after the Event Start time disrupts the partner rotation and distracts everyone. This rule is in place to provide the highest quality experience for everyone who attends so the event goes smoothly. Thank you so much for your understanding.
How to find us: We will all be wearing nametags! Also, if you get lost or have a hard time finding us, feel free to give me a call. I will make sure you find your way.
Bring the following to the event: A pen and a 3x5 notecard with up to 7 questions already written on it. We will have some pens and notecards available for you at the event, so don’t worry if you forget to bring them, but please try to prepare your questions in advance. See details below for more information on questions.
**Our events are usually at venues that are 21 and up, so please remember to bring your ID!!
At the beginning of the event, you will be seated with your first partner. You will each get time to ask and respond to the questions you previously wrote on your notecard. After you are both done responding to each other's questions, you will switch partners and repeat until you’ve met everyone!
You get to ask whatever 7 questions you want. You don’t even have to stick to the questions you wrote down on your notecard. We only ask that you refrain from asking boring or typical questions.Use your imagination and ask any silly, fun, thought-provoking or ridiculous questions you can think up!
Example questions you are encouraged to ask your partner: If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it? Would you rather eat pizza your entire life, or not be able to tell a lie for a year? What kind of comic book character best represents you? Would you rather have the ability to fly, or have the ability to breathe underwater? If you were a painting, what kind of painting would you be?
Example questions to avoid: What do you do for work? How long have you lived here? What brought you to this event? No boring questions!! (And just so you know, it’s rude to ask someone how old they are or how much money they make.)
The point of these questions is to create a fun icebreaker, no dull, one-sentence answer questions allowed. When you get seated with your partner, it is polite to introduce yourself by letting your partner know your name and finding out theirs.
** Sometimes you may not get a chance to meet everyone at the event (although we try our very best to make sure that you do!), but if there is someone you definitely want to meet, sit near them at the start of the event or tell your host and we’ll make it happen. We are here for you guys to make new friends and make sure everyone has a good time!
How Do I Dress?
The dress is casual. Usually, events will take place in the open area inside a bar. Afterwards, people are free to mingle at the bar and get drinks, exchange numbers, and continue having a great time!
LATE/NO-SHOW POLICY: If you know you will be running late or cannot attend, please call or email to let your host know as soon as possible. You will receive a full refund if you cancel your RSVP at least 24 hours prior to the event. No refunds will be given with less than 24 hours’ notice.
If you have a pre-paid reservation, remember to tell your host you will not be attending and also Un-RSVP online. Those who are unable to do this will not be refunded and will be considered a 'no show.’ We strongly discourage any no shows. We spend many hours in advance preparing materials for the event and making arrangements with the venue based on expected attendance, so no shows negatively affect our ability to offer you great food and drink specials in the future. Please make every effort to let us know that you won’t be attending in advance. Thank you.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m excited to see you at Speed Friending and I know you’ll have a great time at our event!