How to run a speed dating event
In those early days, we worked out who matched with who manually. It’s a surprising complicated job with lots of opportunity to make mistakes.
We also managed the booking process manually and, although we took credit card payments it was hard to keep track of everyone.
It contained some good hints but I found that there really wasn't a lot of content (for instance - 2 pages for Marketing which I think is one of the most important pieces).
It's a smart tool that I believe is primarily intended to drive you to their business to sign on as host versus setting up your own business from scratch.
I finished the book and viewing their website with a lot of questions still about starting a speed dating business. The grammatical errors and misspellings in the book were annoying. This is a "no brianer" apporch to starting a speed dating service. It lacks all the industry standards you would expect on how to develop, run and promote a dating service.
So be nice to each other and enjoy this guest post about a speed dating event from a fellow blog reader. Background: A frequent reader and commenter wrote me a letter about whether or not she should go to a speed dating event and listing pros and cons.
I answered the email with “Obviously you should go because it might be hilarious.” (Tag = OVERTHINKING IT).