It's just a good jumping off point for great conversations.
We serve food at a break we take in the middle of the evening. The beauty of Calgary Speed Dating is that you get the opportunity to meet an average of 12 singles in one evening and see immediately if any sparks fly. How long has it been since you met that many eligible singles in one night? In the unlikely event that there aren't enough of one gender, we will cancel the event and either refund or credit your money - your choice.
(Note that though we do our best to make sure it doesn't happen, same day drop-outs and event no-shows can occur. ) The total cost per event is .00 plus GST, which includes matches the next day.
There will also be complimentary snacks served at the break. You do not pay extra to receive your match or matches.
If that's the case, I would contact you to make sure that's okay with you.
We do take great care not to place you at the same event as a previous match, while seeing a person or two that you have met, but not matched with is usually fine with participants.
Please understand that we have been driven to this by groups of people who register for an event together as friends and then cancel as a group leaving us scrambling to fill their seats or cancel the entire event. We know what we are doing and provide the best experience. So, we require everyone to bring id to the events and we check everyone's birth date. We ask every participant to fill out a short profile.
We hold events in a cozy venue that is closed to the public during the events. We won't give anyone your last name and other than pictures from our Guinness World Record event, you will never find your picture on our website. Nothing too personal - just general things like interests, where they've travelled, that sort of thing.It is easier to chat with comfortable friends rather than converse with new people. Also, there is no competition with a friend for the same attendees.At least do not attend with friends who have similar tastes as you.For example, I had one fellow who came and didn't make any connections.When I called him, I could sense his disappointment.Unfortunately, people ask us to screen for almost everything from profession, body type, race, religion to parenthood, etc.