This is a two-way street of course, but I feel like its my duty to tell you this dating truth. Swiping phones & geo-tracking a potential hook up from across the pub. It’s very James Bond techy-cool for the dating scene but (IMHO) lacks a bit of Daniel Craig smooth.
Singles Mixers and Speed Dating - Not exactly a real segue but you need to know that these events are the creme de la creme of the people-watching nights.
Take Monday night for example – a great night for Pub Quiz, after work drinks with the boss and strategic 1st dates.
I am not exactly sure if this is more rookie or a veteran move, but in any case, if your first date involves drinks on a Monday night, your date is not quite ready to show you to the world.
Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT judging these folks for attending these events …
Take note:#1 Do not wear sun glasses to a bar at night. Guys do like to see girls eat real food, but there are plenty of other yummy dishes to choose from at the pub that are simply less messy – cool.
Case in point: We host a Speed Dating event annually in Seattle (go here to check out our event on Feb 13) and when our events manager, Stephanie, was going through the sheets to set up matches and exchange their contact info, one girl’s sheet read “ It’s like throwing a sheep into the wolves’ den.
Without question, I consider these bits of weekly entertainment just a little kick-back - It’s 2015 and dating comes in all shapes and sizes and, more importantly, levels of competency.Have 4 or 5 and you’ll leave the singles party just as you arrived.#4 Do not order a round of shots called ‘slippery nipple’. Save boob jokes for your mates.#5 Do not creep up behind a girl when she is dancing ..We all like a bit of craic and things do tend to unfold unexpectedly late night at an Irish Pub.I’m just saying that this is a high-risk move that generally results in girl-groups circling the wagon on the dance floor.
I want to be clear though …Speed Dating events ARE a good laugh & a fun way to meet new people.My point is, people do find love at our pub, which is actually designed to make socializing and dating easy and fun.