"This is a fun, efficient way for busy singles to meet," said Jill Topness, founder and event planner for Savvy Singles of Rochester.
"You are introduced to up to a dozen others in your category through a series of six-minute 'pre-dates,'" Topness
said."We facilitate the whole thing so there's no awkwardness, no pressure, no embarrassment and no games ... just great fun."Topness
described the mini-dates as musical chairs with chemistry.
The age range for the Valentine's Day speed daters is anywhere from 28 to 48, and men are always needed.
"It combines a glimpse of personality and a chance to ask a few questions of each date to uncover potential compatibility.It is an excellent opportunity to meet many of Rochester's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes," Topness
When participants arrive, they will be given a scorecard to keep track of their level of interest and-or compatibility for each speed date.At the end of the evening, cards will be collected and tallied by the party hosts.If the interest is mutual for both parties, personal information will be exchanged for a later date. Topness
advised speed daters to come prepared.