About Washington DC (DMV) Speed Dating

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ABOUT USWashington DC (DMV) Speed Dating

Finished with online dating and apps yet? Ready to swipe right on something better? Share an evening of fun conversation with interesting people... and maybe something wonderful will happen!

Pre-Dating is the largest, and most trusted singles events company, bringing Maryland people together since 2001. Our singles events and speed dating are in Northern VA, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Richmond. We also have Washington DC events in Capital Hill, Adams Morgan, as well as Georgetown and K Street singles events, as well as in Northern VA and Baltimore. You’ve seen Speed Dating on TV and in movies, now try it for yourself! Speed Dating in Maryland – it’s fun and it works!

The concept of speed dating begun in the Othodox Jewish community. Being a small population in the country, it was challenging for them to meet and find partners for marraige. They decided to facilitate an event where single men and women would meet each other quickly and efficiently, then decide if they wanted to pursue a longer first date. The method was so succesfull in helping people find an excellent partner that it began to spread. In fact, one single man in South Florida heard about the success and wanted to try it for himself - but becasue he wasn't Jewish it wasn't open to him. So he founded Pre-Dating in 2001 to bring this successful way to meet to other singles across the USA.

How a Pre-Dating Speed Dating Events Works

How Pre-Dating Speed Dating Events Works Our Events are very fun and relaxed. Most people tell us how much they enjoyed the event, even if they don't 'make a match.' Our advice is to go with no expectations -- you'll be more confident and able to be yourself if you don't put too much pressure on the evening. You're just going to have a nice night, check out a cool location, and talk to some friendly people. If more than that happens, even better! Bring a friend if it makes you more comfortable, they're always welcome at the venue and can watch from a nearby table having a drink if they're not dating.

1. Buy your ticket on our website, and we put you on the list. Mark your calendar.

2. Show up at the location a few minutes early and look for our friendly Event Host to welcome you. Tell us your name and we'll check you in, and give you a name tag, a Match Sheet and a pen. We'll tell you at which table to sit.

3. When we start, you'll talk to 6-12 (sometimes more) singles of the opposite gender, one-at-a-time in a series of 6-minute "Pre-Dates". We'll facilitate so you'll meet everyone. After you meet each one, circle who you’d like to speak with again and they'll do the same.

4. Within 24-hours of the event we'll email you. If you have 'matches' they'll get your email address, and you'll get theirs. We don't share phone numbers - we leave that for you. You’ll likely have one or more matches (more than two-thirds of Pre-Daters match at least one person).

5. After that, it’s up to you! Since you’ve had a Pre-Date, your chances of making a more lasting connection are vastly increased.

So what are you waiting for? Join us at an event - we'll make sure you have a great time! Find a Washington DC (DMV) Event

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