From one of my former speed daters, Sarah DeMoor (now Sarah Hodack) alumni of 05/06/11 Spring Catholic Speed Dating Age 20-35, who got married last weekend: “Haha you’re right about no more speed dating for me…however, I have to say that me doing that once was the start of me meeting Troy. (After attending she went on other blind dates)… But then my aunt and one of her friends set me up on another blind date, and this time with Troy! The rest is history. What I learned for sure is that you can’t just sit at home and hope to meet someone. You have to go out and put yourself on a limb and trust God has a plan.” Photo by Seth James Demoor, of OneBillionStories.com. Used with permission of Sarah Hodack.
Matt & Brandi knew they had to circle the word “date” for each other after the first seven minutes of conversation during their mini-date at a Denver Catholic Speed Dating event. What happened after is history in the making.
Text to Anna B., Founder of Denver Catholic Speed Dating LLC
from Brandi B. 9:37 p.m. 11/13/12:
Congratulations to Brandi & Matt who met at Fall Catholic Speed Dating Age 20-30, Oct. 22, 2011!!! They were engaged at Johnson Reservoir in the company of close family on Nov. 13, 2012!!!
Brandi B. and Matt M. marked stars and circles for each other around the word “Date” on the sheets they handed in during the Fall Catholic Speed Dating Oct. 22, 2011. When he called her, she asked that they got to know each other on a platonic level for about three months before getting into a relationship. On New Year’s Day, they announced their relationship. Close with each other’s families since then, they are among happy couples emerging from DCSD events. Ever since then, I call Quincy, the bartender at Old Spaghetti Factory Denver a “lucky for love” bartender since he was our main restaurant guy that day. They cleared me permission to share a few favorite photos of them… here they are.
Catholic Speed Dating Event Draws 51 people, results in some 34 dates:
So why speed date?
To answer the question of whether or not you know if you want to continue a conversation with someone of the opposite sex if it hasn’t started beyond “Hi” or “How are you?” Or to see if your interest can go beyond just thinking someone is attractive or might be interesting. Compatibility can’t be established based on looks alone. Discovering if two people already have a rhythm of conversation can be telling toward knowing if there’s a connection. Here, you have a chance to start a conversation that’s beyond 5 words in a setting where both parties have dating within the faith in mind. And take it from there…
At Denver Catholic Speed Dating events, participants have 8 to 12 mini-”dates,” getting to meet and talk with each person for 6-9 minutes. It is fashioned to take place in cozy, focused and date-style setting.
Afterward, each participant will have timely results delivered to them via email about their own scorecards, matches made and those interested in them. It makes for a great evening out and the chance to meet potential dating interest.