As the night unfolded, I began to realize this concept is quite genius!
After watching the crowd (who were all so friendly), they were so much more receptive to one another than the usual club gathering.
We hope that in the future this can happen in Detroit too. Until they met by chance at a birthday party in an Orlando bar, Aaron Bean and Katie Merrigan counted themselves among the thousands of singles in Orlando. If we hadnt met just then, it wouldnt have worked out, says Aaron. The Internet bristles with an arsenal of dating apps and surefire matchmaking algorithms.
Magazines and websites produce periodic Best Cities for Singles stories that judge communities mainly on how easily their unattached residents can become attached.
I know of several people who have asked another attendee out on a date who they met at one of my events, Reich says.
Some attendees have married someone they met at a Lock and Key event in other regions, but not Detroit yet.
Sometimes people dont want to approach someone they are interested in at a club, but at Lock and Key, thats the whole point so there is no awkwardness.No awkward hellos here so the conversation can just flow (and love can begin! Did I also mention the numerous, successful relationships and weddings that all began from a single Lock and Key event.One happy couple even invited the owner of Lock and Key, Darren, to their wedding in Italy.The Valentine event scheduled last year had to be postponed because of snow.This year, Crook's husband is being deployed on Sunday, the day before Valentine's Day, leaving her with little time to organize the event. Santa Barbara Matchmakings Lisa Darsonval can help.The go-to local matchmaker hosts regular Lock and Key parties that offer a space for matching that is as straightforward as it is creative.Upon arrival, women attendees get padlocks and men get keys.Each time their hardware matches, its turned in for a new set of hardware and each person gets another raffle ticket for great prizes donated by local businessesor maybe even a date?For every match you make, you will be entered to win a raffle prize which include cash, manicures, candles, comedy passes and complimentary admission to future Lock and Key events.There is no limit on the amount of time you can talk with someone, and you can choose to get a new lock or key after youve made a match.