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.
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.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.During the dating portion of the evening, a predetermined group of individuals will stay seated at the same tables throughout the night, while the rest of the participants will move from table to table.Beth Brindle, writing for the website of "TLC," recommends capping the guest list at around 20, and of course, keeping an even number.Plan far enough ahead of time that you can send out invitations and accept RSVPs. So that guests can soothe some of their anxiety about dating, you should make some beer and wine available, but not so much that it becomes a rager.
With the proper tools, planning and executing a successful speed dating night can be both exciting and fulfilling.