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Are you single and sick of it? Perhaps you’re looking for a bit of romance but just don’t have the time to go on several boring and unsuccessful dates a week. Or maybe you’re tired of being set up on blind dates with people who just aren’t for you.
Pre-dating is a well established speed dating website that allows you to book a place at a speed dating event near you. You can browse the various events (ranging from wine tastings to meals, outdoors trips to bars and clubs), pick the ones which appeal to you, and then go along.
The idea is that you go somewhere safe and comfortable, have the opportunity to meet an array of people (many of whom are busy professionals) and then decide if you’d like to see any of them again.
Most of the events are in the US and Canada, although the organization is spreading its wings. The events have a high success rate, with over 70% of attendees deciding to meet up with someone again. If you’re unsuccessful or nobody really seems to light your fire, you can simply let the team know and your next event will be free of charge.
Does it sound good? Well in principle it is. Sadly, there were a couple of areas where we felt Pre-Dating could improve its services. To start with, we’d recommend that you check out which events are in your area. Whilst Pre Dating covers 70 cities in North America, that isn’t very helpful if none of them are near you. Of course, the majority tend to be major cities, so the site might not be so useful if you’re from a smaller town or live out in the countryside.
Another area we’d like to see improved would be the site’s communication tools. When you meet someone you like, you can’t then contact them through the website, meaning that it’s hard to arrange to meet up again or chat online. The team can help put you in touch, but we’d really prefer to see a chat option, or at least some way to find out who is going to an event. As such the site really only functions as a way of checking when events are on, and purchasing tickets, which is pretty restrictive. So, there are a few flaws.
However, if you do happen to live in a larger city then you’re in luck. There are a lot of interesting events to choose from and you should be able to find something which suits your character. You also only pay for the events you choose to attend, so you won’t have a monthly fee coming out of your bank account, which would have been especially annoying if you were too busy to go regularly.
People who attend the events seem pretty satisfied, which is confirmed by the various success stories you can read on the website. However, as we’ve explained, Pre-Dating.com really is a website which tells you about events and allows you to book tickets. If you’re looking to chat online, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Still, registration is free, and with their generous guarantee you’ve nothing to lose by giving one of their events a try.
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