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Speed dating has never been more fun! We will make introductions, go on one-on-one dates then mingle with everyone with a fun game and have real conversation about dating. This event is exclusively for guests in their 40’s and 50’s (see our other speed dating events for other ages and themes). 7pm ET BOOK NOW. Having a smart arsenal of great speed dating questions is essential to mastering the art of speed dating. And yes, speed dating is an art form. But don't worry because we're going to give you all the tools you need to be the best speed dater at the table. You ever get tired of the time and energy it takes to find a good date? First dates require an enormous up front investment of time, energy.

What is SpeedProvidence Dating & UK Style?
SpeedProvidence 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 speed dating parties are a bit like being at a college job fair. Complete with stop watches, whistles and a footie captain yelling “times up” in yer face! We at SpeedProvidence Dating, do things a wee bit differently. We don’t find anything romantic about name tags, microphones and whistles – so we don’t use them!

Do you have to be British to attend?
Absolutely not! 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. Daters that don’t like to settle and tend to set the trend rather than follow it. We are in part defined by our venues and our crowd reflects such.

How do I reserve my place?
Simply select the EVENT SCHEDULE tab on the homepage for a listing of our events. 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.

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Do you screen your speed daters?
In the 14 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. Much like a private club, not every dater is for us. 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. We do not.
What happens if the event is sold out?
We wish we could accommodate everyone! Unfortunately, the fun goes quick! You can email [email protected] for information as to the process of being added to the wait list. 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.

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What is a SpeedProvidence Dating ‘Date Mate’?
A ‘Date-Mate’ means you have a match! 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. 24 hours after the event.

How long will I chat with my Prospective ‘Date-Mate’?
Chat up your prospective 'Date-Mates' 6-7 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.

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So Little time; So much to say.
Don’t worry. In today’s world we tend to know in a matter of minutes if we ‘click’ with someone. You can also chat further with your prospective ‘Date-Mate’ at intermission or mingle after the event. Just have fun and go with it!
How will I know I have any SpeedProvidence ‘Date Mates’ and how do I contact my SpeedProvidence ‘Date-Mate’?
For daters that garner matches, you will be notified via email of your ‘Date-Mate’s’ first name and email within 24 hours of the event ending. Your ‘Date-Mate’ will also receive your name and email.

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.

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Is Food included with my SpeedProvidence 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 SpeedProvidence 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?
That‘s up to you! Most Daters say this is when the fun really starts! Feel free to stay and mingle for as long as you want.

I’m shy - Can I come with my Friends?
Bring your friends, have some fun! Our hosts will gladly accommodate seating for all ticketed members of your party. If you would like to be seated together please let us know. We do ask all members of your party to email in themselves to reserve.

How Many People Will I Meet?
SpeedProvidence Dating events vary in size, anywhere from 16 - 25 singles register for any given event.

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Can I pay without doing it through the Internet? Register/Info
Payment can only be accepted through the website. We only accept payment via our secure and encrypted checkout systems. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-866-WE SPEED.

What Should I Wear?
Well the British always like to dress it up. However, dress how you feel. No riff-raff please.

I Am Older or Younger than your age ranges – may I still attend?
Of course you may. Our age ranges are merely suggestions. We offer many age range categories. Please feel free to select the age range most comfortable for you. If you don’t see a range suitable for you please check back or let us know.

Will I be photographed or filmed?
You will absolutely not be photographed or filmed without your prior consent. While we and our daters are often called upon for special filmed events, they are scheduled as private events and are by invitation only.

What if I don't have the ability to act like a lady or gentleman?
Oh dear - how unfortunate. We do have a zero tolerance for any rudeness - of any sort. We attract such great daters but find - as in life - not every dater is ideal. Our daters are also our product and we go to great lengths to ensure everyone meets lovely daters. We want the right daters not just any daters. Behavior short of lovely will result in a dater being banned from the company. This may upset some but we feel our daters as a whole appreciate the extra effort and we hope you do too.

Can you tell me more about your promotion for Cancer Awareness?
We are super excited to announce our partnership with The Joan Gaeta Foundation for Lung Cancer Awareness. Our 'Night For Suzanne' is a great way to give back and have fun while doing it! Donate to the Joan Gaeta Foundation or any Cancer charity of your choice in the amount of your purchase - let us know you did - and we'll add you to the guest list of your desired event. It's that simple. For more information about the Joan Gaeta Foundation partnership, click here!
For additional questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Speed dating event draws 45 to Evans Hall

Saumya Malhotra

Over the past few weeks, brightly colored posters dotted doors and bulletin boards around campus, asking Yalies whether they were “Woadsing solo,” whether News op-eds were draining their self-esteem or whether the popular class “Psychology and the Good Life” has failed to make them happy. In all cases, the posters proclaimed the solution was to attend the “Y-List” speed dating event.

On Friday night, 45 Yalies conversed, mingled, made friends and formed relationships at the Y-List Speed dating event in a classroom at Evans Hall. During the event, which was organized by two Yale undergraduates and two graduate students at the Yale School of Management, participants had short conversations with one another and answered questions ranging from the cliched — such as “What is your favorite TV show?” — to the profound. After the event, participants wrote down the names of those students they would like to meet again — whether as friends or as dates — and the organizers subsequently emailed attendees with the names of those with whom they “matched.”

“It was an interesting experience and a fun way to meet dope new people,” Joshua Murray ’20 said. “Plus, they had free Pringles, and you know what? Having free Pringles never hurts.”

Each matched pair of participants was entered into a lottery for a $50 gift card for the Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant in New Haven. Murray, who won the gift card along with the participant he matched with, said he would consider attending similar events in the future, especially a “friend-making” version.

At the event, participants received several conversational props, including a list of speed dating questions and prompt cards from popular ice-breaking games such as “Confessions” and “Never Have I Ever.” Three volunteers were also invited to share a personal story or secret with everyone in the room to win a $30 Starbucks gift card.

According to Jakub Madej ’20, who came up with the idea for the event, conversations at Yale are often superficial — for example, about how the day’s classes or an exam went — and the activities and “provocative” questions at the event were designed to counter small talk.

“I have this bizarre interest in dating,” Madej said. “I think it’s a fun activity to get to know people beyond the surface and I think this does not happen at Yale to the extent that it should. A lot of people feel awkward about this. So, I thought, if we have an environment in which people feel encouraged to ask someone out, that could potentially change something.”

Although the event was open to the entire Yale community, it was marketed specifically to undergraduates. In order to register, aspiring participants were required to enter their name, age, residential college, gender, dating preferences, academic major, pet peeve, favorite Yale class, faith and one “cool thing” about themselves in an online form. They could also choose to indicate whether they planned to attend Y-List to make friends or to date.

According to Madej, while some of this information was used to “match” participants with one another and guide conversations, attendees were encouraged to interact with as many people as possible. Throughout the event, participants sat down at tables and rotated places every five minutes.

Participants were also required to pay $4 to the organizers at the time of registration. In order to encourage those who signed up to attend, Madej said, the organizers returned $5 to participants at the venue. Of the 60 Yalies who registered, around 45 attended the event.

The event was funded by nearly $700 from the Yale College Council Community Engagement Grant. Madej partnered with News staff writer Kiddest Sinke ’20 to plan the event and apply for the grant. According to Madej, who said he was initially unsure of the appeal of his idea, the YCC’s endorsement of the event was “powerful.” Later, Madej heard about Y-List, a dating website created exclusively for Yalies. Y-List co-founders Ruirui Kuang SOM ’18 and Abhi Moturi SOM ’18 said they welcomed the opportunity to collaborate.

“We realized that there were ways that we could partner so we decided to co-host this event and see whether or not we could bring our app into real life,” Kuang said. “We truly believe that there are a lot of really cool, interesting people at Yale and that people actually want to meet each other. We want to use this app to facilitate those interactions and to build connections because it can be very intimidating to ask people out and also you may not know who else is on campus.”

In interviews with the News, several participants said theyappreciated the opportunity to meet new people.

Guna Mandava ’21 said he enjoyed getting to know other Yalies whom he may not have otherwise met since they were pursuing different majors or lived in residential colleges other than his own.

“It was a lot of fun,” Elena Smith ’21 said. “It was better than attempting to social network through Tinder because I know a lot of people who purposely raise their age just to swipe and meet lawyers and medical students for networking purposes.”

Dating sites city near sun city. Smith said she the event was initially awkward and that the prompt cards and questions could have been better designed. However, she said, she would attend a similar event in the future because she enjoyed meeting new people from outside her established social circle.

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The organizers acknowledged that the event suffered from some logistical fumbles, including late-arriving participants and a skewed gender ratio of about three men for every woman, which caused some participants to leave the venue at the beginning of the event. However, according to Moturi, despite having to improvise as the evening progressed, the event went “really well” and successfully spread the word about Y-List. Kuang noted that only half the YCC funds went toward the event and that the other half would be used to organize a similar event in the future.

“I’m trying to make people rethink dating,” Madej said. “Speed dating may not be the best way but I have to start somewhere.”

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Saumya Malhotra [email protected]