Come up with a logo for brand presence and to gain the feel of a professional company. But approach the age group you are most comfortable dealing with and can establish some type of common ground with. Talk to the owners/managers at local restaurants, coffee houses, and such about hosting an event at their space. Even though it is important to advertise your event, remember to invite singles that you know to your event.Decide how you can be of benefit to the venue and how hosting a speed dating event will help them AND you so everyone can make a little extra cash. After you secure a location(s) you'll want to set a date and begin marketing your Event, the Venue, and your company (yourself). Let them know a little about the venue you selected, the types of people you anticipate on participating, and ask them to attend. Prepare a Speed Dating Kit for your events with the following: · Pens/Pencils · Name Tags · Note Cards · Table Tents/ Table Markers · Bell/ Whistle 8.My Halloween-themed “Dating’s Not So Scary Party” at a brewery was well-attended and lively, but the management was soured by the unimpressive amount of beer purchased by participants. I asked friends and colleagues to alert their more distinguished single male friends. This is the point where I should have apologized to My Girls and cancelled the event.The final event, though, was a two-month disaster in the making, and I blame myself. But I wanted so much for it to happen that I had another of my now-famous bad ideas. All I needed to do was search a reasonable radius for men in my target age range looking for women in that target age range.Speed dating has been around since 1999, when Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and several of his single students put a new twist on the longstanding Jewish tradition of introducing young Jewish singles to one another at chaperoned gatherings.
My final events played out like the fitful struggles of any star-crossed relationship.
These tips will help you organize one that is fun and full of possibilities, without so much hassle.
Abbi Gabasa is the a columnist and former managing editor of Ms Career and owner of Upraised
Throughout my short career as an 8minute Madame, I regularly received e-mails from singles over 40 wondering why there weren’t more events for our age group. But because soliciting the men to pay for the event in this manner would not be appropriate, I offered them a free coupon for the event.
Example: “Please plan an event that will enable me, a 56-year-old woman, to participate in the speed dating. I just turned 40 and after reading the age group for your event I was offended.” Over 40 myself, I empathized and promised these people—my people—that I would be the one to turn this ship around. Yes, typing it out makes it sound so much worse than it did in my head, but I wanted so much for this event to happen.