At Something Special Introductions, I believe it is only in meeting someone that you know if you have found 'something special'. The magic of our 'Little Something' Dating Nights lies in its back to basics approach of getting two single people in a face-to-face meeting. I host events of different age ranges at different times. If I am not advertising a date for the age range you are after, please email me to register your interest with your age, age range and location and I will try and assist you.
'Little Something' Dating Nights for singles are to make new friends and have
the 'lucky number 6' minutes to find their possible 'Something Special' with someone. Although the format is similar, these nights are not like a usual speed dating event. These nights are simply a social evening for singles with Jules, the Matchmaker, who introduces you to everyone with a series of dates before a social evening at the end.
Why have I chosen 6 minutes?
I felt the normal speed dating evenings of 3 minutes were not enough time to see if there was a romantic connection or a 'little something' that could develop. The Chinese consider the number 6 as a lucky number. Its pronunciation is similar to (liu) in Mandarin, which is interpreted to mean "run smoothly or flow", because of this the number 6 is seen as a fortunate number where things go well or smoothly. The number 6 represents a harmonious union when engaging in any type of partnership or relationship. As the number 6 is seen as favourable in matters of love and relationships and 'things going smoothly', I decided this would be the perfect amount of time to see if there was a 'little something' between two people.
So what happens when you arrive at your chosen venue?
How it works on the night
Arrival and Registration
Arrival and registration is from 7.30pm with dates starting at 8pm. I do ask that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes before we are due to start at 8pm to get yourself a drink and find out how it all works.
When you arrive, you will be welcomed by me, Jules. I will check you in, talk to you about how the night will run and answer any questions you may have.
You will also be given your personalised 'Little Something' Match Record (including your number). The Match Record will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. This is yours to keep. Please confirm I have the correct contact details to give to any matches from the night.
During this registration time, you have a chance to get a drink and mingle in the bar with the other singles until everyone has arrived.
At 8pm, or shortly after, I will ring the bell and ask everyone to make their way to the table number that corresponds with the number on their Match Record.
Once everyone is seated with their first date, the bell will ring to signify the start of the first date.
How it works
Each date is for 6 minutes. At the end of the 6 minutes date, I will ring a bell. There is then a further minute in-between each date to finish your date in a relaxed manner and record your initial thoughts on your date in your 'Little Something' Match Record:-
- "Something Special" - if you feel you 'Match' and would like a date.
- "Little Something - if you would like to give your contact details and see.
- Friends" - If you would like to give your contact details as friends.
If you would not like to give your details, you do not tick any box.
Make sure that you use your 'match record' and record this after each date for the initial feeling of your meeting, you may find it harder later. Feel free to write any notes, this is your Match Record for your eyes only.
After the further minute, I will ring the bell again. The men stay seated and the women move on to their next date (if you were on table 3, you move to table 4 and so on).
There will be a 15 minute break after every 4/5 dates, for a comfort break and/or time to get a drink from the bar.
What happens next?
Once everyone has had a chance to meet and have a 6 minute date - it is then time for the social evening to begin! This is a chance to chat more to those who you felt the had the most connection with and make friends with the other singles (men & women) on your night.
At the end of the night, please tear out your slip in the back of your personalised 'Little Something' 'match record' and fill in by ticking the relevant box by those you would like to see again /give your contact details to and place this in the relevant box provided. The rest of the 'match record' is for you to keep to remember who you spoke to on the night.
The next day I will then email you with any matches and their mobile number/ email address or both. If you have not registered which contact information to share, your mobile number will be the default contact information shared with matches.