CoffeeMating: Speed Dating over Coffee
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Connecting Through Circulating & Percolating. This exclusive event was developed by Gail Prince, critically acclaimed author, speaker and relationship expert sharing her Ten Commandments for first coffee dates. By showing how to be approachable, use verbal and non-verbal love signals and engage in small talk, coffee daters are able to circulate and percolate with greater ease during this provocative evening.
CoffeeMating is a series of on-going, fast, FIVE minute one-to-one exchanges or "mini dates." Throughout the evening, men and women pair off, talk for a short, limited time, and then "snowball" and move on to the next potential "date." Some call it romantic musical chairs, and others call it speed-dating. After each date, coffee daters fill in a "yes" or "no" on their date cards. If the attraction is mutual, a match is made.
CoffeeMating is an organized, low pressure setting that appeals to many weary of bars and large social events. It eliminates the awkwardness of asking for a telephone number or feeling pressure to give a number, and it provides a sure-fire way to meet many people in a short period of time. CoffeeMating gives new meaning to the expression, "Let's meet over a cup of coffee!"
The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's largest and longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects.
One past attendee stated:
"I attended a CoffeeMating event offered through the Discovery Center...It was the first time I'd ever done anything of this sort, but I am happy to announce that not only did I meet someone there during the event, he and I are now engaged to be married ! Thanks so much - these events are not only fun, they work!" Leona