Tired of meeting random people in noisy bars? Are Tinder and other apps too cold and impersonal for you? Then what you need is a quiet place to meet face-to-face with people who have a similar background and interests. And Speed Dating in Colombia has the perfect solution for you.
This Thursday, November 23, at 7:30pm, Speed Dating in Colombia will be holding one of their speed dating events in Poblado. Here are the complete details:
Date: Thursday, November 23, 7:30pm
Location: Medellin Beer Factory, Calle 10 #36-16, Poblado, Medellin
Age range/category: professionals 28 – 42 years old
Price (includes one cocktail or two beers/soft drinks): 85,000 COP ($28.29) for men; 75,000 COP ($24.96) for women
Note: Registration and payment must be made in advance on the Speed Dating in Colombia website. Get a 10% discount by entering the coupon code MLIVING when registering.
Why Speed Dating in Colombia?
Speed Dating in Colombia pioneered speed dating in the land of Shakira and Juanes. They started out running events in Bogota back in 2010. But now they’ve grown to serve four cities across the country, including Cali and Cartagena, in addition to Bogota and Medellin.
Furthermore, Speed Dating in Colombia now organizes events in multiple categories, from young millennials to middle-aged professionals to seniors. So there’s something for everybody. In addition, participants often come away with new friends, contacts, and a broadened social network.
With over 350 events to their credit, Speed Dating in Colombia has built up plenty of experience running efficient and well-organized events. Their website allows them to automate the registration process and includes plenty of helpful information, such as an extensive FAQ. The site is currently available in Spanish only.
What is speed dating?
For those who haven’t lived in a country where speed dating is popular, a little explanation may be in order.
Speed dating is a concept that allows people to meet in a way that facilitates networking and getting to know new people. It’s also excellent for finding one’s soulmate. Those who participate are looking for somebody within their age range, with a similar level of education and professional status.
The idea of speed dating is to efficiently take advantage of the little free time we have these days. You can achieve up to 20 “blind dates” in a single night, with the opportunity to choose who really interests you and who doesn’t.
Connections made online can be fleeting and superficial. Meeting people only through mutual friends can be inefficient. With speed dating, you meet 10-20 interesting people, with similar backgrounds to yours, in a short amount of time. All in a secure setting for less than the cost of a single night out with just one person!
How it works
It’s very simple and fun.
The idea is that every few minutes you’re going to meet a different person, meaning you’re going to have another date. At the end of each meeting, you’re going to discreetly mark whether you’d like to see that person again or not.
The next day, you’ll receive an email telling you what steps to take in order to contact the people with whom you had a mutual interest. You take it from there.
All photos courtesy of Speed Dating in Colombia.
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