Tired of wasting an entire evening on a blind date? Speed dating could be your answer. It’s musical chairs – with chemistry!

Originated by a rabbi in Los Angeles to help Jewish singles meet and marry, speed dating is now sweeping the world! It’s a fun, no-pressure way for singles to meet. It combines a glimpse of personality, toothy smiles, visual screening and a chance to ask a few questions of each date.

The College of Southern Idaho’s Community Education is hosting a speed dating event at Pandora’s restaurant on Oct. 18. Participants will be divided into four age groups: 21-29, 30-49, 50-69, and 70 plus. You will have several mini-dates (depending on the number of people registered in each age group) lasting 7 minutes. Sample questions will be provided, but bring your own, too.

Only people who are single or divorced and seriously looking for a relationship should register. You must be 21 or older. Who knows, you may find that special someone, in 7 minutes or less!

The event will be hosted by Jill Skeem, the 2007 CSI Stand-up Comedy winner. Cost is $35, which includes one coupon redeemable for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage.

Planning To Go?

This story was published in our October 2008 issue. If you would like to see if their are other events like this please check the College of Southen Idaho’s community events website.