How it works on the night
At Something Special Introductions, I believe it is only in meeting someone that you know if you have found 'something special'. The magic of 'Little Something' 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.
So what happens when you arrive at your chosen venue?
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 see the person again and you feel it is a possible match.
- "Circle" - if you feel you'd like to get to know them as just friends, platonically.
- Please leave blank if you do not want to share your details
Make sure that you do 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.
At the end of the dates, please tear out your slip in the back of your personalised 'Little Something' match record. Please 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.
Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally in the venue - this is often where you can see if your feelings are reciprocated, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!
What happens next?
The morning after the event, you will receive an email with a password to give you access to our password protected private
'The Morning After...' area of my website. Here you will be able to see a photo (if provided) and name of each person you spoke to on your night. There is a sample page to show you what it will look like.
As decisions always seem clearer when you have slept on them, you have the whole of the following day to add your name and select 'something special', 'little something', circle' or 'please do not pass on my details' on their photos. If you cannot access the internet or do not want to change your choices, you can either contact me or I will use the information from the slip you gave in on your night.
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 email will be the default contact information shared with matches.