Slow Speed-Dating is an authentic, heart-centered way to meet new people. We combine authentic connection exercises with short conversations in a warm, convivial container.
This is mindful singles event for men and women 25-38. If you're searching for a relationship with a conscious partner of the opposite gender, this is the event for you.
This event will be at Rainbow Heart Studio, 1450 Cornell Ave., Berkeley. This event is limited to 15 men and 15 women. Please note there are no ticket sales at the door.
We're delighted to introduce Kathleen Marte as the co-host for this event. Check out her Affection and Connection circles offered on Facebook.
What if I'm outside the age range for this event?
The age range is a guideline. Most of the people you meet at this event will be in the age range shown, but if you're a little older or a little younger, and that works for you, join us!
Is this a Poly event?
No. Poly folks are welcome, but most of the people at this event will be mono-identified.
I'm gay. What about me?
Stay tuned for gay and lesbian events coming soon! We're looking for a gay co-facilitiator. If that's you, please contact me.
Is it actually slow, as in takes longer than regular speed dating?
It's slow like slow food, or slow sex. "Slow" refers to the care and attention we devote to forming connections at the event. Your dates will be 5-7 minutes each, like many other speed dating events. But the event does take a bit longer, because we add conscious connection exercises to your mini dates.
OK, so I meet some cool people at the event. Then what?
After the event, you rate each person. If they pick you too, we'll connect you!
What about parking and transit?
Venues are usually near free street parking and transit.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
We request that you leave intoxicants at home. While alcohol is a nice edge reducer at many singles events, we aim to create a conscious, connected container, and being clear, sober and awake is the best place to start.
Also, please keep fragrance use light, and plan to silence your cell phone upon arrival.
How do I contact you?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please follow these instructions to transfer your registration to another person.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Bring ID that matches the name on your ticket.
What is the refund policy?
Contact us as soon as you know you won't be using your ticket. If we fill your seat, we'll send you a refund after the event.
If you are dissatisfied with your expeirence at the event for any reason, let us know within 24 hours of the event for a refund.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Nope. We need to know the name of the person who will be using the registration. So you need to transfer your registration to the person who will be attending.
When & Where
My name is Jonathan Mandel, and I'm the founder of Slow Speed-Dating. We're a born-in-San Francisco conscious dating company committed to creating the space for authentic connection.
Slow Speed-Dating came about out of my own experience with "singles" events. In a word, they're awful. Awkward, soul-starving, fake. If you've been, you know. At the same time, I've had wonderfully connective experiences in some of the conscious communities I participate in, and I realized there's an opportunity to combine experiences like that with meeting new people to date.
If you'd like to learn how to fall in love in 7 minutes, check us out!