We hope that in the future this can happen in Detroit too. Until they met by chance at a birthday party in an Orlando bar, Aaron Bean and Katie Merrigan counted themselves among the thousands of singles in Orlando. If we hadnt met just then, it wouldnt have worked out, says Aaron. The Internet bristles with an arsenal of dating apps and surefire matchmaking algorithms.
Magazines and websites produce periodic Best Cities for Singles stories that judge communities mainly on how easily their unattached residents can become attached.
The latest face-to-face dating service fad to turn up in Orlando: Lock and Key Events (lockandkeyevents.com).
Singles pay a cover charge to meet up in a club where each male gets a key and each woman gets a lock to wear around her neck. The ostensible object of the game is to match them up, but its all just a clever icebreaker.
I recently attended a Lock and Key event at Blue Martini in Brickell.
And yes, the females wear lock necklaces while the men wear keys.
We dropped the ball elsewhere, however, and wound up sneaking into the roster at a modest 27th overall.
Its better than sitting behind the computer to find your match. The Lock and Key format provides a great ice breaker for people to talk to each other.
Sometimes people dont want to approach someone they are interested in at a club, but at Lock and Key, thats the whole point so there is no awkwardness.
After all, it was his event that began the start of their new life.
Whether youre looking for love or just a good time with some great people, try a Lock and Key Event. With Lock and Key events, you can talk in person, read body language and can immediately tell if there is chemistry or not without having to email or chat back and forth a bunch of times, Reich says.