Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking in Calgary. We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them. Creating an atmosphere that is at once casual and comfortable. It's what we call cheeky-chic! For those that prefer the same simplified experience in matchmaking we offer our 'Date Nights' free of contracts or commitments. It's as simple as selecting your package, telling us your preferences and allowing us to arrange the evening. Consider us your blind date specialists!
They answered with speed dating. Speed dating has a variety of forms, but the basic elements are consistent. At the end of the night, each person discreetly selects whom he or she would like a chance to speak with again by filling out a match form. A matchmaking event that takes care of the hard work but leaves a do-it-yourself element. I deliberated for a night about whether to sign up, and placed a call the next day, securing a spot at an event about two weeks away.
A short search revealed rival services offering up to 25 dates of as little as three minutes each, but that seemed too speedy. As it was, I would be condensing a typical year of bars, chance meetings at the grocery store and interventions by well-intentioned friends into less than two hours of a single evening, with much of the uncertainty avoided. When my evening of hyper- romance finally arrived, I was keen to test the waters of this new environment, if somewhat daunted by the scope of it.
Looking around the room I felt positive about the event and attendees. Score one for first impressions. My dates and I got along quite well. What was my favourite sport to watch? Well, I like to play sports, but I watch maybe one game a year on TV, so I guess whichever sport that was is my favorite. I saw more potential with Sylvia on date two. She was up on current events, read widely and had an interesting career and a great smile.
The bell rang telling us to move on to our next date all too quickly. I put a check on my card. Surely six minutes had elapsed. Where was that bell? Date four, Angela, was quite attractive, but her interests, interestingly, were non-existent.
Simply jot down your potential 'Date-Mates' at the bottom of your Scorecard and we'll take care of the rest. For those who garner matches, you will be notified via e-mail within 24 hours of the event ending of your 'Date-Mate' results. Alas, the event is over but the night has just begun. Feel free to stay as long as you would like to mingle further.
All we need are the 'Date-Mate' Scorecards to determine if love is in the air for you. With a British sensibility and simplicity, we offer uncompromising value with unparalleled service.
Lovely venues and our lovely Hosts to assist you with anything or anyone. SpeedCalgary Dating is imported directly from the UK.
It is traditional Speed Dating with an English touch. A relaxed and comfortable approach to speed dating. Rewarding lovely daters with discounts and complimentary events while saying no thank you to anyone we don't think you'll fancy meeting. Do the British Really Do it Better? Most American speed dating parties are a bit like being at a college job fair.
795 1 Ave SW, Calgary, T2P 5E2
We at SpeedCalgary Dating, do things a wee bit differently. Do you have to be British to attend? We are British founded and inspired but our daters are just like you. What type of people can I expect to meet? We tend to draw a crowd that is intelligent and amusing, sophisticated and adventurous, while always being cheeky. We are in part defined by our venues and our crowd reflects such.
How do I reserve my place? Simply register online and you're all set! No paper tickets are required. You will be sent a confirmation from us and your name will be noted on our Guest List. Do you screen your speed daters? In the 12 years we have had the pleasure of serving daters we've noticed the nicer a dater is to us, our hosts and each other, the more matches they get.
Those that tend to see the good in everything and everyone - are just what we and our daters are looking for. If we don't think a dater is someone that fellow daters would get on with - we'll respectfully decline service and reserve the right to do so.
Are you affiliated with any 'Meet-Up' groups? We think 'Meet-Up' is a lovely free service that gives those of similar interests the opportunity to connect. We do question businesses that promote their events through "Meet-Up" groups - only to redirect you to their own website. Some companies tout that they partner with many organizations including Craigslist offerings and 'Meet-Up' groups for their events.
What happens if the event is sold out? We wish we could accommodate everyone! Unfortunately, the fun goes quick! You can email info speedcalgarydating.
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Also, it is a good idea to keep checking back on our website as sometimes reservations become available at the last minute. We are continually updating our event calendar. What time should I show up for the Event? Published start times can be found in the event description. Please try to avoid doing anything unsafe in your attempt to arrive to the event on time - we do like to wait for all participants to arrive.
This may cause an event to start late but we feel a perfect opportunity to chat up the hosts, have a lovely refreshment and settle in.
There is no set start time for the speed dating portion of the night - we like to wait for all daters to arrive, settle in and grab a refreshment before the speed dating portion. You checked each other on your scorecards and your email address will be exchanged with this person 24 hours after the event. Only daters that garner matches are notified approx.
Chat up your prospective 'Date-Mates' minutes at a time. Sometimes, for our larger events, this may be shortened by 1 or 2 minutes to accommodate all of the mini-dates in a timely fashion.
So Little time; So much to say. Just have fun and go with it! Can I return for free if I don't get a match at an event? Unlike other speed dating companies that offer free spots to those that don't receive matches, we take a different approach to returning guests. Those that receive matches, are quite popular and absolutely lovely - are often invited back with discounts or with our compliments.
This ensures a fabulous pool of daters that others want to meet. Is Food included with my SpeedCalgary Dating ticket price? From time to time venues may provide light nibbles for the guests.
This is at the venue's discretion. How long does a SpeedCalgary Dating event last? The length of an event is based on the number of daters in attendance. Generally, our events last about 2 hours including intermission. What Happens when the Event is over?
Most Daters say this is when the fun really starts! Feel free to stay and mingle for as long as you want. Bring your friends, have some fun!
Our hosts will gladly accommodate seating for all ticketed members of your party. Events can run as late as Skylight section inside the venue- Picture Below.Six Minute Dates
If you are a returning client, you must contact me prior to registering. If you have the travelling bug and would like to find a partner who is as bitten by it as you are, then this is the event for you. Calgary has a lot of people who enjoy to travel, come out and meet all these amazing singles in our city.
This is a new category of event we are hosting. This event is for single parents or those who don't mind dating single parents. This event is the first of it's kind in Calgary and so may take sometime to fill up or not and as a result We may need change the date to allow it time to fill up. You will be granted the option of a refund, picking another event or sticking to the new date should we need to move the date further. We have had a few people say the don't like the age ranges while others say they love it so we decided to create one event with everybody in it.
It get's us one step closer to making everything happy, though we realize we cannot possibly achieve that, it is trying to ever reach that moving line that matters.
Skylight section inside the venue- Picture below. Age is nothing but a number they say. The world is changing and all people from the emails we have gotten, it clearly points to connection being superior to everything.