Eventually we lucked out and found ourselves a coupon through Groupon (my go to website).
The stars were aligned; we were on our way to potentially meeting some new people, new guys.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.
So, when my friend, who has also tried the online thing, asked if I would be willing to go speed dating with her, I thought now was as good a time as any to mix it up.
OPW - June 19 - It seems POF is refocusing its business, and high-end speed dating company Fast Life is no longer part of its plan. The company operated in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and UK and was unique because of its high price points and offering exceptional venues and service. If you're planning on acquiring a company as a strategic asset, I generally recommend keeping the team as an autonomous unit.
I think POF had the intention of moving up the value chain, and rounding out its offerings a la Match. I'll be presenting a special session on innovation at i Date London in October, bottling some of what I learned from Clayton Christensen at HBS, and discussing innovation through acquisition.
Life isn’t throwing guys my way through the usual means anyway, so why not give it a shot, right?
We did a little bit of research and saw that events through catered to specific themes (university educated, travel lovers, professionals, tall men, etc.) and decided that we would wait to see if we could find a deal through a discount voucher site (another friend of mine had done that before).