It struck me recently how many amazing, single, people I know. Don’t get me wrong, you married and co-habiting types are pretty cool too – but seriously, I look at some of my single friends and wonder why on earth they haven’t been snapped up.
Mel (she is going to kill me if she reads this) has already climbed Kilimanjaro, used to run a diving school, is gorgeous, intelligent and funny….and single.
Victoria (name changed to protect her identity, because she actually would kill me) cooks the most amazing brownies, is fit, is so funny she makes me laugh until I cry, has a great job and the most amazing eyes ever and is a HUGE catch……and is single.
Ben (doesn’t ‘get’ social media, so unlikely to read this) is utterly gorgeous, tall, dark and handsome, has a great job and likes to treat his girlfriend like a princesses…….how is this guy single?!
Peter (he’ll actually laugh that he’s been included if he sees this) local businessman that can’t do enough for people, attractive, funny, kind and into exercise big time. Your Mum would love him…..and he’s single.
I could go on, and on…..
They all ultimately want to meet someone special and enjoy a bit of romance…..so in the name of charity I am going to take matters into my own hands and see how many of you I can fix up with a new ‘love interest’ in time for Valentines Day!
With my fundraising hat firmly on, local friends I invite you to partake in Speed Dating – Sarah Style!
I have never personally been speed dating, but I have done some speed business networking (yes, really!!) in my day. So, loosely based on my experience and some much valued input from Oli Moore….this is the plan.
Thursday 27th January, 7pm, at Pitcher and Piano (top floor) in central Exeter.
Cost – a £10 donation to Sparks Charity.
Once we are all there, the ladies will sit at a numbered table.
Gentlemen, you will each sit infront of a lady and when I ring the bell the first time your 3 minute ‘date’ will start.
When I ring the bell for the second time it’s time to say your goodbyes and move onto the next table/lady.
We keep going until you have met everyone.
You will be able to take notes during the session and at the end, in total confidence, you willl be able to indicate who you would like to see again. If they say the same about you, you will be put in contact and who knows, it just might be the start of something special.
Worst case senario you would have spent a fun evening in the company of other local, single, professionals and helped raised some much needed funds for Sparks Childrens Charity, who fund research into diseases that affect children.
At the end of the event, my plan is very much to ‘hit the town’ and anyone who wants to join me is very welcome. Bring your dancing shoes!
1. This will be a classy event that, above all, will be fun.
2. I can’t be absolutely specific about the age range of the participants!
3. Everyone that is there will be single. Everyone is in the same boat.
4. There will not be ‘an audience’ – only participants!
5. This will be fun
6. My plan is to speak to each attendee in advance of the event to ensure that they are indeed single, so in an almost recruitment stylie – I have vetted the attendees to ensure a well matching group.
7. Have I mentioned how much fun this will be?!
At the time of writing I have already signed up a number of willing participants. Get in touch, I’m happy to talk it through with you and tell you more about my plans, and maybe a bit about some of the people that are already coming!
So, what do you reckon? Fancy coming along? Know anyone else that would? Please spread the word….
Until next time….
P.S. The event needs to be pre-booked as I need to co-ordinate numbers carefully, please therefore visit http://www.justgiving.com/speed-dating (you can donate anon if you would prefer) or get in contact with me direct.
P.P.S I’m ringing the bell, although I might just change my mind nearer the time and get involved myself. Who knows…! 😉
Contact details for me: 07974 576362 / firstname.lastname@example.org / @sarknight – or indeed you can leave a comment on this blog!