The Valentine event scheduled last year had to be postponed because of snow.
This year, Crook's husband is being deployed on Sunday, the day before Valentine's Day, leaving her with little time to organize the event.
As the night unfolded, I began to realize this concept is quite genius!
After watching the crowd (who were all so friendly), they were so much more receptive to one another than the usual club gathering.
I know of several people who have asked another attendee out on a date who they met at one of my events, Reich says.
Some attendees have married someone they met at a Lock and Key event in other regions, but not Detroit yet.
No awkward hellos here so the conversation can just flow (and love can begin! Did I also mention the numerous, successful relationships and weddings that all began from a single Lock and Key event.
One happy couple even invited the owner of Lock and Key, Darren, to their wedding in Italy.
The next Lock and Key party takes place Sunday, May 26 from to 3pm at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and also launches Darsonvals Meet the Matchmaker series that will be held monthly, when the expert will be on hand to answer questions about dating in Santa Barbara and to connect singles during polo matches.
Lock and Key events, described as a fun, interactive way to meet potential love interests, have been held at venues in nearly 100 cities around the country.
Fridays gathering at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica will be the second Lock and Key event thats been held in the metro Detroit area.
Women will receive padlocks when they arrive at Red Ox and men will get keys.
Attendees will attempt to match the locks and keys.