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.Many businesses charge participants a registration or cover fee, which, along with food drink sales, will increase your revenue.In addition to creating a pleasant and playful environment, a successful speed dating event will strengthen your restaurant's reputation and improve the likelihood of drawing first time or repeat customers.If you’re inviting strangers, you might want to book a private room at a restaurant or the meeting room of your church.Try to find or create an arena where people can talk in relatively private spaces, at tables or on couches. This may be the largest part of organizing the event, since guests are coming with the goal of meeting other interesting guests.
The event was a success because the young men and women involved were able to meet more potential partners in one night than they would have in one month of typical dating.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 Having the background of a Marketing and Public Relations Manager with years of professional experience in various industries has given her an insightful perspective on careers, lifestyles, relationships, and attitudes which she humorously applies in helping people through her writing.Abbi is an advocate of children's charities, women empowerment, optimistic thinking, and slow Sundays.