When: Friday, October 01, 2010 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM CDT
- POOKY BROWN
21 Souls-Triple Threat-Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc-NSOCIETY-KOS-SOS.
West Suburbs First Friday Mingle & Tingle Event
After Work Set -Speed Dating -After Party-
1150 E. Odgen Ave
Drink Special All Night $4 Long Island- $5 Margarita’s
Music by Maurice ICE CulPepper of V103-Dj Nephets 92.3- Jay Mello
Door’s Open @ 7pm
Speed Dating Early Registratration online @ www.facebook.com/pooky1914 leave profile and message.
Registration at the Door 8pm- 9:30pm
Chicago West-Oak Brook-Maywood- Take 290 West to 88 West to Naper Blvd south to Odgen turn right come 2 lights down Las Palmas on your left Hand Side
Bolingbrook-WoodRidge-Downers Grove- take 53 North To Odgen Ave West go 3 miles down on your left hand side you see Las Palmas
Speed Dating Meaning
Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short “dates”, usually lasting from 3 to 8 minutes depending on the organization running the event. At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell or clinks a glass to signal the participants to move on to the next date. At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to. If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties. Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
Speed dating has some obvious advantages over most other venues for meeting people, such as bars, discotheques, etc. in that everybody is purportedly there to meet someone, they are grouped into compatible age ranges, it is time-efficient, and the structured interaction eliminates the need to introduce oneself. Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably.
Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.
Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person. On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.
The time limit ensures that a participant will not be stuck with a boorish match for very long, and prevents participants from monopolizing one another’s time. On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.
Most speed dating events match people at random, and participants will meet different “types” that they might not normally talk to in a club. On the other hand, the random matching precludes the various cues, such as eye contact, that people use in bars to preselect each other before chatting them up.