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GAY SPEED DATING - (Specifically for ages 27 to 39)

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1407 Sherwood Avenue

Richmond, VA 23220

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This event is for gentlemen between the ages of 27 and 39 who want to meet other gentlemen in the same age bracket. It is NOT intended as a venue for participants out of this age range. If you are "younger looking for older" or "older looking for younger" please register for our "All Ages Welcome" event at 4:00. A REQUIREMENT to access this event is that you MUST present a valid photo ID which includes a date of birth (such as a driver's license) which proves you are of the age this event caters to. Failure to present a valid photo ID, regardless of how young you look, will restrict you from accessing this event even if you have purchased a ticket. No refunds will be provided. No exceptions. Please respect our policy. See the FINE PRINT section below for more details. Thank you.


WHAT IS GAY SPEED DATING ALL ABOUT?

Gay Speed Dating provides single gay men the opportunity to meet other single gay men in a similar age bracket one-on-one and face-to-face in a fun environment for several 5 to 7 minute conversations. If a participant interests you and you would like to get to know them better, you indicate so on your personal “Dance Card.” At the end of each event all “Dance Cards” are collected and, if mutual interest between two participants is expressed, we will provide personal contact info (your choice of phone number or e-mail address) to both parties within 48 hours. No personal contact information is exchanged at the Gay Speed Dating events. This allows each participant to relax and enjoy himself without any fear of rejection.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GAY SPEED DATING?

With Gay Speed Dating you will have the opportunity to meet real people who are searching for something more long term just like you. In today’s world we are surrounded by apps, online dating sites, and many fake online profiles. But how do we know any of them are real? And while you may have lots of things in common with a potential guy you met online it can be very challenging to get the “feel” for someone unless you engage with them face to face. At our events you get to look in their eyes. You get a real vibe for what they are all about. We provide the real life connection for you.

And how often have you been afraid to approach someone you feel might be “out of your league?” At our events you will have the opportunity and talk and engage with someone you may not have the courage to approach any other time. And you may be surprised by the results.

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH OUR GAY SPEED DATING?

All of our Gay Speed Dating events require you to preregister. We provide events in a variety of venues where you might feel most comfortable. Bars. Coffee houses. Local Gay and Lesbian Centers. Once you arrive at the event you will check in and be assigned a name tag with a coded number as well as your personal “Dance Card.” Once the event begins you will have several 5 to 7 minute conversations with a number of gentlemen. You will indicate on your “Dance Card” if you wish to have further contact. The number of men you meet will vary depending on the number of participants. We aim to have you meet between 10 and 12 gentlemen.

WHY IS OUR GAY SPEED DATING DIFFERENT THAN OTHER "DATING SITES" AND "OTHER FORMATS?"

Our Gay Speed Dating events are different because you are meeting real people who are presenting themselves honestly. With apps or online profiles you don’t know if someone is who they claim they are. They could be married, looking for a friend with benefits or only interested in a one night stand. Those demographics tend not to seek out a Speed Dating event. We cater to the portion of the community that is looking for a Special Someone they would like an ongoing relationship with. Even if you attend group social events you don’t know who is single or what they are looking for. With Gay Speed Dating you throw all the guess work aside. The gentlemen you meet are single and looking for something long term just like you.

WHAT DO YOU STAND TO LOSE BY NOT GAY SPEED DATING HERE?

By not using Gay Speed Dating you can continue to search for someone in the endless loop of apps, fake online profiles and the hopes that you will meet someone on your own by being in the right place at the right time.

DATING ISN'T EASY. OUR GAY SPEED DATING IS!

I know what you are all going through. I was there myself once. I never felt like I would find a quality guy for a long term relationship. I hated going to loud bars and crowded events. I was always too shy to approach the guys who interested me. I would come home feeling like I did not fit in anywhere. That there was no guy who wanted something long term the way I did. That all changed when I attended a few Gay Speed Dating events myself. I started to meet some really genuine people. My dating calendar started to fill up. It made me realize there are others out there searching just like me. I just needed to be in the right venue to meet them.

THE FINE PRINT

We do not prescreen our participants.

You must pre-purchase a ticket. We do not sell tickets at the door.

We cater primarily to single gay men interested in something more long term than a quick hook-up. However, anyone is invited to join us regardless of sexual orientation and relationship preferences.

By being assigned to a specific group does not mean you will actually speed date with every participant in your group. Lengths of your mini dates fluctuate depending on the number of participants involved and generally run between 6 and 8 minutes. We may also run two different smaller groups of different ages in one room at one time to accomodate the most participants. Thus you may see two different age groups scheduled in one place at one time. This is not an error.

If two different age groups are running in the same place at the same time you may only speed date within the group you specifically purchased a ticket for. You may not move over to the other group.

We cater to all ages. The majority of our registrants have indicated that they prefer to meet participants of a similar age bracket. We therefore schedule our events by recommended age groups to accomodate this. However, anyone of any age is permitted to join into any group regardless of age (except for groups specifically designed for gentlemen under 40).

For events specifically designed for gentlemen under 40 we REQUIRE a valid photo ID indicating date of birth to confirm the participant is of the age the event is intended for. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience to gay men of all ages. We strive to meet the expected targets each participant has when he purchases a ticket to one of our events. Before enforcing this strict ID rule, events targeting gentlemen under 40 had a high show rate for gentlemen over 40, often filling 80% of the event. This resulted in the older gentlemen speed dating with other older gentlemen. The younger gentlemen voiced that the event did not demographically meet the expectations they had when they purchased their ticket. To meet everyone's expectations we decided to implement and strictly enforce the ID policy. Gentlemen wishing to speed date with gentlemen of their age bracket purchase tickets for their designated age group. Gentlemen who wish to speed date with gentlemen outside their age bracket purchase tickets for one of our "All Ages Welcome" events. Since enforcing this policy we have eliminated this issue. We thank you for your understanding and respect of this rule.

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