VIRTUAL SPEED DATING FAQ
Browse through the different areas of our FAQ – you should find the answer you’re looking for. If you still find yourself curious about something, get in touch with us. We respond to emails quickly and are also happy to chat with you via text at 647-696-7719.
Most Commonly Asked Questions!
IS DASHING DATE RIGHT FOR ME?
If you’re tired of putting so much effort into dating and not seeing any results…
If you’re totally done with planning your whole night around a bad first date…
If you can’t fathom the thought of wasting any more time swiping and filtering through online dating clutter…
Then yes, Dashing Date is right for you.
Coming to a Dashing Date event means you get to meet pre-screened single men and women in your age group and who are at the same stage of life as you.
Can you think of another opportunity where you can walk into a room, be it in real life or virtual and, just like you, everyone there is also looking for a relationship?
If you want to meet someone, stepping beyond your usual circle and surrounding yourself with other singles is what you need to do. It just so happens, that’s exactly what we have to offer you.
WHAT SERVICES DOES DASHING DATE OFFER FOR SINGLES?
WHAT CITIES DO YOU OPERATE IN?
Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.
USA: New York City, and more coming soon!
If you would like to see Dashing Date in your city, Click Here to drop us a message.
HOW DO THE VIRTUAL SPEED DATING EVENTS WORK?
The events take place on Zoom and are meant to mimic a real life speed dating event, complete with one-on-one dates (no ‘group dating’) and a live event host to walk you through your digital experience in real time.
It’ll start with a welcome speech from your host who will explain how everything works and how the event will unfold, after which you’ll be broken off into your series of dates with each member of the opposite sex 🙂
Each event has been designed to be a seamless experience for you, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy each speed date. Dating literally does not get easier than pre-screened eligible singles popping right up on your screen!
WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE WILL I MEET?
All Dashing Date members are pre-screened as part of our screening process.
In a nutshell, we aim to bring together well-presented single professionals looking for a relationship.
Over time, we’ve noticed many commonalities among the singles in our community. They are generally well-educated professionals who are passionate about their careers, have a variety of hobbies and interests, enjoy travelling, lead active healthy lifestyles and are not religious.
WHAT AGE GROUPS DO YOU CATER TO?
Our goal is to connect you with people who are at a similar place in their life as you are. While your age may be important, we believe there’s more to it than that.
Instead, we use age just as a starting point. Each event is for a specific age group (usually a span of 10 years or so) and is categorized by a Life Stage.
Here are the different Life Stages that we cater to and the age range that typically falls within that Life Stage:
Ready for Love (Ages 30s to early 40s)
Fantastic Forties (Ages 40-Somethings)
Happy & Wise (Ages 45+)
Curious & Courageous (Ages 20s to early 30s)
You can learn more about what these Life Stages mean and who they cater to by clicking here.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL I MEET AT AN EVENT?
At any given event, you can expect to meet 5 to 10 pre-screened guests of the opposite sex.
WHAT IS THE SIGN UP PROCESS?
In order to purchase tickets, you must create an account on our website. You can do so by clicking here.
All members are also asked to complete our screening process before attending an event. This can be done either before or after you purchase a ticket*
*If you buy your ticket before screening, you will be prompted to screen at the last step of your ticket purchase. You will also receive an email.
WHAT IS THE SCREENING PROCESS?
Anyone interested in attending a Dashing Date event must first get screened which means completing our screening form (you must have an account first) which is similar to an online dating profile but, in our case, what you submit is absolutely private and will only be viewed by a few members from our team. You can learn everything about our screening process by clicking here.
Once your screening form is submitted, our team will review and approve it. You will be notified by email once it’s been approved.
We aim to approve screening forms as fast as possible. If you have an event coming up, your screening form will always be reviewed in a timely manner.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS AND WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Tickets can range in price from $25 to $50 plus tax.
Each ticket includes access to your virtual speed dating event as well as the following:
Video Speed Dating with pre-screened eligible singles
All dates will be one-on-one (there is no “group” dating)
Live Event Host to welcome you and guide you through the event, from start to finish
Fast-Match Technology! Receive your matches soon after your event
Live Conversation Starters provided while you speed date
Easily connect via our private Zoom link
Let’s not forget that you might end up with the winning lottery ticket to your happily ever after! You never know what will come from the event.
DO YOU OFFER PACKAGE DEALS ON TICKETS?
Yes! We are happy to offer special pricing when 2 or more tickets are purchased together in advance. Contact us for more info, Click Here.
I WANT TO COME TO ANOTHER EVENT, WILL I SEE THE SAME PEOPLE AGAIN?
Speed dating is not meant to be a one-time thing. This is a way of dating, most of our clients use our services regularly as a means to meet new people and as their main way to date and find relationships.
Think of each speed dating event as a party! While you might see a familiar face or two, there’s always going to be new people to meet.
One digital experience can be entirely different from the next!
Still have questions? Inquisitive are we!
Take a trip down the FAQ rabbit hole below:
Questions & Answers
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS DO YOU ORGANIZE?
We organize carefully curated Digital Dating Experiences in the form of Virtual Speed Dating Events. These events take place locally in our operating cities (USA and Canada) so you’ll always meet singles in your area and each event is always paired with one of our fun signature themes.
WHAT IS SPEED DATING?
Generally speaking, Speed Dating is a series of short dates during which two people meet, chat for a few minutes and get to see if there is enough of a spark to want to see each other again.
Browse through our FAQ to learn more about what it means to speed date with Dashing Date.
WHAT KIND OF EVENT THEMES DO YOU HAVE?
Our virtual event themes have been designed to bring the fun right to your doorstep! They are a mix of general and interest-based themes.
General themes include: Cocktail Hour, Tiki Bar, Summer Soirée, Morning Chill Out, Pajama Party, Beach Vibes and more.
Interest-based themes include: “Wanderlust” (for travel-lovers), Energized (for fitness enthusiasts), Brunch-Drunk-Love (for brunch lovers/those who like to speed date in the morning), Proud Parents (for single parents) and “Multi-city” (for those looking to meet people locally and in nearby cities).
WHAT ONLINE PLATFORM ARE THE EVENTS HELD ON?
Our virtual events are held on Zoom, a secure online video communication platform that’s easily accessible and a breeze to use. Participating is almost as easy as the click of a button! Event attendees are provided with a unique link and password to access the event. We’re happy to help you get set up! For our full guide, click here.
WHAT ARE THE EVENT RULES?
In order to ensure a smooth, seamless and enjoyable digital experience for all guests attending a virtual speed dating event, you must get familiar with the Rules of Engagement. Click Here.
IS SOMEONE THERE TO HOST THE EVENT?
Yes! All events are professionally hosted by one of our warm and talented Event Hosts that will be there to welcome you and facilitate the event from A-Z. You’re in good hands.
HOW LONG IS EACH SPEED DATE?
The length of each speed date depends on the total number of guests at a given event, but generally anywhere from 5-8 minutes per date.
HOW LONG IS AN EVENT?
You can expect the event to last anywhere from 90 mins to two hours. The actual duration will depend on the final number of guests, the more the dates you have, the longer the event will be. To be safe, we suggest making yourself available for two hours following the start time of your event.
WILL THERE BE AN EVEN NUMBER OF MEN AND WOMEN AT THE EVENT?
While we do our absolute best to ensure an even number of men and women at each speed dating event, last minute cancelations or someone not showing up are situations beyond our control which can result in an unbalanced ratio.
When this happens, it simply means that either the men or women will have a little break during the course of the speed dates, which is usually welcomed! You can take a moment to run to the bathroom, stretch your legs or refresh your drink!
HOW DO YOU CONNECT PEOPLE AFTER THE EVENT?
At the start of an event, you’re asked to have a paper and pen on hand so you can keep track of your date’s names and who you’re interested in seeing again. At the end of the event, the last step is to submit your match selection which is done on our website.
An email will be waiting for you in your inbox when your event is over. Click the link to view a list of your dates from the event and simply click on anyone you’re interested in being connected with. Each guest has 10 minutes to submit their match selection.
When two people mutually express interest in each other, it’s considered a MATCH! Woohoo You will receive an email with each others contact information (the preferred method of contact that you pre-selected in your profile).
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Yes, there is always a dress code!
You might be thinking… “I’m attending from home, so I don’t need to dress up.” but it’s just the opposite! We are delivering Date Night right to your doorstep and you should still get excited and do your usual ‘Date Night’ rituals. Be comfortable of course, but aim to look your best.
People can tell when you’ve made an effort and, when it comes to dating, that’s important. Looking your best will always result in more and/or better matches. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Finally, each of our event themes come with a suggested dress code. Pay close attention to the details on the event page for this information.
HOW STRICT ARE THE AGE GROUPS?
WHY DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS, WHO SEES THEM?
Submitting your photos is an important part of our screening process. We want to see who you are and what you’re all about! Photos also allow us to ensure that the correct person is attending the event, for safety reasons.
Please do note that the photos you submit are for internal purposes only – and will never be shared publicly. They are so that WE (our team), for security reasons, can verify you. This is especially important with the recent shift to virtual events.
IS MY PHOTO AND OTHER INFORMATION I REGISTER WITH DASHING DATE SECURE?
All your information is secure. Anything you submit (photos and information) will be kept for internal purposes only and used to enhance your overall experiences with Dashing Date. In no way shape or form will any information or photos be used, shared, modified or redistributed.
DO YOU OFFER MATCHMAKING SERVICES?
If you’re looking for a more personalized approach in addition to your speed dating events, check out VIS-À-VIS Matchmaking, Click Here.
HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT TO AN EVENT?
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Below are the different payment methods we accept:
Credit card (all major cards except Amex at this time)
If you would like the e-transfer details or if you’d like to make your payment by credit card over the phone, please contact us using one of the methods below:
Text us at: 647-696-7719
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your request via our Contact Us form.
HOW DO I GET SET UP AND PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL EVENT ON ZOOM?
Please review our Zoom Event Guidelines by Clicking Here.
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR POLICY
We have a strict policy against inappropriate behaviour, bad manners or poor etiquette of any kind before, during and after an event. This includes but is not limited to:
Being rude or aggressive with the other guests.
Being rude or aggressive with our Event Host or team members.
Not following the Host’s instructions.
Disrupting the event in any way.
Asking for someone’s personal information.
Contacting someone whom you did not mutually match with.
Engaging in any of the above can lead to immediate removal from the event and being blacklisted from future events.
POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED EVENTS POLICY
In the case that we need to postpone or reschedule an event due to circumstances beyond their control, such as last minute cancellations from too many members, a new event date will be put in place.
In the case that you’re unable to attend on the new scheduled date, your ticket will be kept on file for another event at a later date. There are no refunds.
Any information you submit to us (photos, dating preferences etc) will be kept for internal purposes only and used to enhance your overall experiences with Dashing Date. In no way shape or form will any information or photos you’ve submitted be used, shared, modified or redistributed.
The only time we share information is with the people that you mutually match with at the events. Your first name, last name and preferred method of contact is exchanged.
I'M IN BETWEEN TWO AGE GROUPS, WHICH EVENT SHOULD I CHOOSE?
We suggest choosing an event to attend based on your Life Stage, more so than your age. You can learn more about our Life Stages by clicking here.
If you identify with two of our Life Stages, you can surely attend events for both! Many of our clients do so.
If you’re not sure which one to choose, you can also consider trying events for both Life Stages that you identify with and deciding which one is best suited for you going forward.
I'M NERVOUS ABOUT ATTENDING! ANY ADVICE?
It’s totally normal to feel a bit nervous. It can be easy to feel like you’re the only one stepping out of your comfort zone and giving this event a chance but that’s just not the case. Everyone you meet at the event is there for the same reason as you, all of you are in the same boat, giving this a try and looking to meet someone special! Being around that kind of energy is a great first step to finding your next relationship! At the end of the day, you’re just having conversations with other humans.
Lastly, try to turn those nerves into excitement and don’t over think it. YOU GOT THIS, and we got you! 🙂
I'M AN INTROVERT. IS SPEED DATING RIGHT FOR ME?
Speed dating is not only for outgoing, extroverted people. Our virtual events are designed in such a way so that all types of personalities are comfortable embracing and our goal is to ensure you enjoy your evening with us and hopefully meet someone you connect with. It comes back to being yourself and making the most of the event for you.
CAN I CONTACT A DASHING DATE REP FOR MORE INFO?
WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR AN EVENT THAT TAKES PLACE 'ONLINE'?
Ah yes, our favourite question!
It’s funny to us that people think that just because an event is virtual that we don’t have to put much work into it. IF ONLY, haha!
Coming to a Dashing Date event means you get to meet pre-screened men and women that are single and in your age group. Can you think of another opportunity where you can walk into a room, be it in real life or virtual, and everyone is there for the sole purpose of looking for a relationship? What you’re paying for is a curated dating experience.
Not to mention our amazing event hosts who will greet you and guide you through the event, and our internal team personally pre-screening each guest individually, among various other time-consuming components required to bring an event to life.
Tons of love, hard work and sleepless nights go into every single event that we organize and we strongly believe in the value that we have to offer to you.
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