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3 out of 4 Veg Speed Daters (74%) find matches at their first event 241 love connections were made during our Feb’17 launch
What to Expect
So, you’re intrigued perhaps? Wanting to know more about how our events work? They’re a fun and effective way to meet other veg singles, and totally non-intimidating since there’s no rejection! Read on!
Unfortunately, we can’t allow door sales. Get those tickets in advance! We’d love to be more accommodating, but it’s about the big picture. It’s so important that our participants have the best experience possible, and this is necessary to ensure that.
You’ve got mail!
Check your inbox after you buy your ticket!Within 30 minutes, we’ll send you Important Event Instructions on how to log into your Speed Dater Portal. (Check your spam folder if you don’t see our email.) We’ll explain how to submit your match choices online after the event, and check your match results. To ensure you get the most out of your speed dating, it’s super important to read these directions carefully! You can always get in touch with us if you have any questions about accessing or completing your match forms (or anything else!).
Once you’ve signed up, spiffed up, and showed up...
You’ll have about 20 minutes to get settled in and relax. During that time, you can order a drink, get some delish veggie food, and mingle like you’re single. We’ve found this helps participants feel more comfortable and “warm up.” Since we only work with fun, veg-friendly venues, you will find delicious veg-friendly beverages and/or food available at every event – and, depending on the venue, you’ll get to sample some of their awesome goodies for free!
Many of our events also feature special appearances by vegan authors, dating experts, and/or presentations on romance-enhancing vegan food!
OK, now for the part where your heart begins to beat faster – the start of actual speed dating!
Once it begins, you’ll have five minutes to talk with each potential match and get to know them more. We’ve found that five minutes is the sweet spot – three minutes is just too short, and seven can feel like too much. And here’s something cool – despite your elevated pulse, there’s no rejection. Your “date” won’t know if you like them or not, and vice versa. Simply (and discreetly) check off their name on your match form if you’re interested. Because the matching happens after the event, people don’t feel pressured to select or reject each other in person.
And get excited for the awesome intermission, when we give away tons of great raffle prizes from our vegan partners and sponsors!
Then, you get to go home...
Put on your sweats, and eat a vegan donut. Make sure you submitted your completed match form by midnight! Then, log back into your Speed Dater Portal after the submission deadline (or the next morning), and you’ll be able to see which of your ‘dates’ wants to get to know you better. After that, it’s your choice whether or not to pursue those matches.
And then – the best part of all!
Go on a date with your mutual match(es). And keep in touch to tell us about how it goes from there. We like nothing better than finding out that second date turned into a fantastic relationship, a marriage, or a family. And don’t forget, we like to be invited to weddings! 😉