Speed-dating can be expensive. The entry price alone is around $35 to $40, and then you have the drinks and transportation... This would all be fine if you felt pretty sure you were going to meet your one-and-only that night, but often you simply need to go a few times to come across the person that's right for you.
Don't get us wrong - we're huge fans of speed-dating. We think it way better than online dating, as you can not beat a quick face-to-face encounter to establish if the chemistry is right. We'd just like to make it a little cheaper, especially in times when we're all being conscious about what we spend our money on. And remember, the product is actually you, and the other 30 fabulous Chicago singles attending - why should we pay $40 for that.
Our aim is simple - we want to inform our members of cheap or free spots at speed-dating events, and/or ensure that you're enjoying a free or inexpensive drink or appetizers while you there.
This is not as hard as you might think. Unlike other singles events, speed-dating companies must almost exactly balance the number of men and women attending. It's not uncommon(for example) for a speed-dating company to be short eight women aged 28-37 the night before the event. They contact us, we shoot for free or maximum $5 spots, and everyone is happy.
Now, here's the catch. We need you to play your part - in other words, if you rsvp to say you want to come, then you do need to show up. And at the event, as many of the participants will have paid full price, then to avoid any grumpiness, we would ask that you don't share your discounted or free rate.
So if you're someone who is single and looking to date, is budget conscious, and can be a little flexible and spontaneous when offers come your way, then this Meetup group is for you! And there is no downside to joining - we'll simply inform you of free or cheap spots, and if you want to come, you rsvp. We will then contact you to let you know if you have a spot.