Up for some fun!? Join Matt, your host for meeting 30+ singles in one hour at Sherlocks!! You'll get appetizers, a drink, raffles for prizes, and new unique singles games to play at the end of the event, never revealed before at our usual Speed Friending events!! We will have a party before and a party afterwards for everyone! This is possibly a one time event, so get your seats early!
** Our Event is Advertised on other Major Singles Meetup Groups so there will be a larger crowd than shown on just this group. It is also advertised on our 20/30s Speed Friending Group here : http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Speed-Friending-Events/events/108064822/
Drink Specials for us until 2-9pm !!
2.75 domestic drafts
3.50 house wine.
Cap City Comedy Show Tickets!
Speed Friending Passes!
Additional Raffles for more prizes!
Remember, our average Speed Friending Member gets 4 friends and 2 dates most times they go, so be extra social for this event so we can break this record!
We have 60 seats Max limited seating AND we have to make sure the guy girl ratio stays even, so sign up now to secure your spot. If all the guy or all the girl spots fill up, there's nothing I can do to get you a spot, my apologies. There are only 30 girl and 30 guy spots each. We will probably sell out, just a heads up! This will be an event to remember!
** Disclaimer ** This is our fast and furious Singles Speed Friending Event. The goal for this event is to meet lots of people really quickly and you will only get short introductions to each participant at this event. If you would rather be given more time to build quality connections, then Heather's next event in June is what you're looking for.
What should I expect from this event? How does this work?
You'll have one minute to ask your partner questions you've made up from home or random questions you can think of off the top of your head. They get 1 minute after your turn is over also. After you've spent 2 minutes with each other, you will rotate partners. It's rapid fire, so you'll never get bored with one single conversation. At the end we have some additional games to help you make sure you get numbers, dates, and don't stay single for long. After Speed Friending is over, you'll find those people you find most interesting, exchange contact information with them. Then you're already at the bars on Rainey Street! What you do with the rest of the night is completely yours!
12.00 - Early Bird ( 10 spots Avail ) --Spots filled ---
20.00 - Our Normal Price for tickets
30.00 - 48 hours before the event and at the door price.
*If any of you have your Free passes you've won at previous events, email your host ( Matt ) to redeem any you may have. So RSVP early!
* First people that sign up that get our early-bird promotion, will get a refund after your ticket is purchased at full-price.
**Since it is challenging to produce a 60 person event and manage guy/girl ratios evenly, and making sure everyone has a partner, we may have to improvise during the actual event if we have some last minute no-shows. It's important to us and other members that if you buy a ticket, you show up or if you need to cancel, let us know a week in advance so we can make sure the ratios stay 50/50. Although our goal is for you to meet everyone at the event, no-shows can affect the event and if this happens you may not get to meet everyone during speed friending, but we will make sure you get another chance to meet during the afterparty immediately following speed friending.
Check In : 4:30pm
Event Start : 5:00pm
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!!
Events are most successful when we have a lot of people attending so our goal is to have around 30 people RSVP!! Help us make this a regular successful thing and help us fill up our spots by bringing your friends! If we do happen to cancel an event due to low turnout, any money will be refunded and we will simply try again next month!
Event space is first come, first served. Please sign up even if you see a waiting list. We promise to move you into reserved spots as soon as they become available.
**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 the event host 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.
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 72 hours prior to the event. No refunds will be given with less than 72 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 your event!