A fun and unique evening out for today's modern single

Our Mission:

To make dating human again - digitally.

In the history of dating, chemistry has played a front and centre role. It’s something that will never be felt by swiping your finger on a screen. I mean, c’mon, we’re not shopping for a couch here, we’re looking for love! We sought out to bring the realness and the fun back to the dating scene because, simply put, swiping Left just isn’t right anymore.

Dashing Date was launched in 2012 and for 8 beautiful years we stayed dedicated to providing the best in-person speed dating events the world could see. Then, in March 2020, we all know what happened.

The shift to digital dating experiences and virtual speed dating events still feels like it happened overnight. We had one goal when the pandemic hit: to keep our clients dating and feeling connected – especially during such a shocking, unpredictable and challenging time. 

Our virtual events have been designed to mimic real life speed dating events, complete with one-on-one dates (no ‘group dating’) and a Live Event Host to walk you through your digital experience in real time.

The response from our amazing clients has validated this major shift in how we operate and the service we provide and, from an internal standpoint, things just feels right.

From day one, back in 2012, our mission has been to encourage a healthy dating lifestyle for singles, one that allows them to enjoy the journey to finding love which, to us, means… MEETING NEW PEOPLE. ACTIVELY DATING. WITHOUT STRESS. AND LOVING THE PROCESS. We’ve found that offering a digital dating alternative, one that allows singles to easily incorporate quality dating experiences into their busy day-to-day lives, has become a catalyst for this ongoing mission.

We introduce singles, screens attached.

You’re welcome 🙂

Dashing Date Events Inc. has been in business since August 2012 and has been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Global News, Breakfast Television and various other reputable platforms and publications. We offer events in both Canada and the USA. 

Q & A

with Kavita Ajwani, owner of Dashing Date

What made you decide to start Dashing Date?

Where do I begin! I’ll keep it short or we’ll be here all night ;). Singles events, in general, have been given a bad rap and I wanted to change that. After spending years working in the dating space, I saw there was an opportunity for change, and it was simple to me – things just needed to be done better!

So I started Dashing Date. What makes us different is that we pre-screen all our clients. Similar to an online dating profile, guests attending a Dashing Date event must first create a (private) profile that our team reviews and approves. The profile outlines their interests, what they’re looking for in a partner, photos and more.

Our screening process allows us to get to know our clients, and make sure we get the right people to the right events; people who are likelier to connect and match.

What would you consider a must-ask question when speed dating?

My number one rule: Keep it simple! Ask, “what did you do today?” or, “Any exciting plans this weekend?”.

Questions like this are low pressure, easy to answer and give you a much better sense of how someone spends their time. They also help you discover commonalities, which serves as a great starting point for an enjoyable and natural conversation to take place.

Kavita Ajwani, Owner of Dashing Date
Kavita Ajwani, Owner of Dashing Date

Do you have any tips for first-time speed daters?

First of all, rrrrelllaaxx! Be yourself, don’t put pressure on anything and simply enjoy the event for what it is. You should aim to have fun, which in turn will make it enjoyable for others. As I like to say “Delight the person in front of you!”. Speed Dating is an opportunity to get to know yourself better, you’re trying something new and that’s always a step in the right direction, be it in the dating arena or elsewhere.

It’s also important to remember that everyone you’re meeting has decided to make the same bold move you have, they want to meet someone and they’re willing to put themselves out there. There are so few social opportunities where you’re guaranteed to meet eligible singles, who are in your preferred age group, who are at the same stage of life as you, and on the same journey to finding their next relationship. This is something to embrace!