Speed dating to offer a helping hand
“To me there is a popular demand for speed dating. Everyone is using their mobile phones and they are going on apps like Tinder and paying for things and I just don’t think it is right for everyone.
“I want to encourage people to get out of the house and to meet people and enjoy the company of somebody else.”
These are the words of Charmaine Jones, the lady who is organising a Speed Dating event in Orange on Saturday September 29.
Charmaine Jones is on a mission to bring people together to find love after she realised that there wasn’t anything like this on offer in Orange.
“I am there to give them a helping hand. I will leave it up to them to exchange numbers. There will be cards on the table for the ladies to write down their name and particular features that they might like about them,” said Charmaine.
“If they click then that is going to be great! That is what I want to do is to get people off their lounges, mingle and have fun,” said Charmaine.
Charmaine says she has tried to find love online but was looking for a deeper connection which she hopes will be the case at speed dating.
“I have tried to find love online because everyone says to go on them, but I found it wasn’t for me. I am hoping this will attract the honest people who are looking to have company or just to become really good friends. People are hiding behind technology and I want them to look up and see what’s there, say hello,” said Charmaine.
The Speed Dating will be held on Saturday 29th September at 6.30pm. To register for the event head along to the Orange City Bowling Club and pay a $25 fee to join. You need to be aged between 35-55 to be involved and there are only limited places so be sure to book in your place soon.
The cost of the event will include one standard drink and nibbles. The evening will be made up of 30 men and 30 women who will all have an opportunity to meet.