Online dating is great. But how many times have you chatted with someone just to have them fade or never make plans to meet? How many dates have you had that you thought went well and then ended up confused because you never heard from that person again?
The upside of online dating is that it provides us with so many options. The downside is that people start to believe that their options are endless, which leads them to move on quickly seeking that "perfect" match.
This is where speeddating comes in. To try and combat the "shopping cart" mentality of online dating, we limit the number of attendees to 10-12 per gender. Fewer choices to distract us means that people are more likely to make a connection. Face to face conversations result in fewer flakes. That means fewer people get put on the back burner.
Join other single professionals for an early evening happy hour, topped off with about* 7-10 rounds of "mini-dates." You'll meet each member of the opposite sex for 5-7 minutes each (depending on the size of the event), turn in your dating card and then we'll send you the contact info of your mutual matches 48 hours later. On average, 80% of those who attend end up with at least one or two mutual matches.
(SEE MORE FAQ's BELOW)
If you don't get any matches, you'll receive a promo code so you can try another event at half price!
$30 (MUST register with code ATWYS7 - codes can not be applied after registration)
$25 IF YOU PREPAY WITH A FRIEND
REGISTER AND PAY HERE: https://atwysspeeddate2013boston.eventbrite.com/
Absolutely no refunds to cancellations or no-shows.
(This policy is to help us ensure a close to even as possible gender ratio.)
PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
You are not confirmed for this event unless you pre-pay
See payment link below in red font.
We do not accept payment at the door for these events. No exceptions.
The Organizer RSVPD with X amount of people. What does that mean?
That number represents the RSVPS (not registrations) that have come in through our other pages listed below. It is NOT the total number of people pre-paid. The typical number of people per event is 16-20.
What should I wear?
Business casual attire is perfect. No sneakers or athletic wear, please.
What if I want to give someone my contact info at the event?
Go for it! That's the whole point. Do whatever you are comfortable doing.
Can I see photos of other attendees?
Most people do not RSVP on meetup for privacy reasons. They only pre-pay and therefore do not share their photo.
Where are all the RSVPs?
About 50% of the registrations come through Eventbrite and our main events website. They are not Meetup members. Many people prefer not to post their Meetup profile or photo for privacy reasons. We often remove the event from the calendar once it has started so that people can't contact attendees without the attendee's expressed permission.
What's The Refund Policy?
Since we need to try and ensure a gender ratio as close to even as possible, our policy is that all registrations are final. We can not offer refunds or transfers to last minute cancellations. However, if you notify us at least 3 days in advance, we can give you a credit to another event.
Can I bring a friend for moral support?
You'd be surprised how many people arrive alone. We actually prefer that guests do not bring friends or "spectators." It makes the other attendees uncomfortable. Fun fact: The people who sign up and arrive alone tend to get more matches than those who attend with friends.
Will there be equal numbers of men or women?
That's the goal. We constantly monitor registrations and amp up promotion to try and ensure and equal gender ration. Sometimes there's 1 or 2 more men or women. Sometimes it's even numbers. This is heavily dependent on the age range and weather. We will NOT host an event if there isn't AT LEAST 7 of each gender registered, and we will NOT let there be an excessive (more than 3) amount of one gender versus the other.
* We run 3-5 Meetup Groups, plus maintain our own outside Dating Advice & Events Website. We advertise on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc. Most registrations come through our outside events website, not Meetup. Therefore the number of RSVPs reflected here are NOT the total number of men or women registered.
*This is not a guaranteed number of dates.
See other RSVPS posted on our other groups. Please note that many people opt NOT to RSVP through Meetup for privacy reasons.