If the idea of nametags and whistles blowing has turned you off speed dating in the past, SpeedSeattle Dating may be just the thing you need. Created in London, you can think of it as a traditional speed dating event with a British (aka classy) spin. This particular event is for men and women ages 25 to 39 and will be at BalMar, an historic building that's been transformed into a cocktail lounge with a chic, industrial vibe and view of downtown Ballard. Previous events by the creators of SpeedSeattle Dating have been featured on Top Chef Masters
, Cake Boss
and other shows. Each of these events allows you to chat with potential dates in a casual and intimate setting. Helping things along are the personable hosts, who can facilitate conversation or simply point you in the direction of the bar. When things get started the women will stay seated in secluded tables while the gentlemen make their way around the room. Everyone keeps track of their "date mates" and you're emailed any matches after the event. Once the structured part of the evening is over (typically about two hours) you're free to mingle and catch up with anyone who struck your fancy.
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