How to plan speed dating
You'll first want to come up with a name that you will operate under (a "DBA" name, so to speak).I suggest coming up with a name that is unique, yet simple and to the point of your business.Whether you have 10 participants or 50, you'll also leave with a few extra dollars in your pocket through registration or cover fees. Be sure to also have your bar open and stocked, as a drink or two can go a long way towards helping participants relax and open up.You can also offer appetizers and small plates for customers to munch on after the dates have finished up and everyone is mingling.All of these elements create more revenue and visibility for your establishment, which will attract new customers and increase the likelihood of your throwing another lucrative speed dating night.
When the allotted time is up, the host will ring a buzzer or bell signifying that it is time to move to the next date.At the event, make sure all of you guest have a name badge (Alias's are ok and suggested) and assign them a unique number for easier match results.Have them complete a registration form with contact information, email address, their real name, and Alias (if using one) for matching purposes. During the event, every 6-8 minutes you ring the bell and the daters switch dates.Speed dating is designed to give participants the opportunity to go on mini dates with anywhere from 10 to 25 (or more) people in a single evening.Each date lasts between 3 and 10 minutes, giving the pair time to get to know each other while also keeping them from being stuck with a bad match for too long.