Ready! Set! Date!

25th July 2003, Comments 0 comments

Billed as a fast and furious "meet and greet" event, the expat dating night at Cristofori Salon in Amsterdam proved to be a fun, but also a relaxed affair.

St Valentine's Day might have been just around the corner, but the group of more than 50 eligible expats taking part in Ready! Set! Date! on 6 February made clear they were not going to be rushed into anything.

The emphasis was placed firmly on having a good night out with friends, and perhaps new acquaintances, as participants got to sit down and talk to six different people for 10 minutes each.

After each date, guests — including a journalist reporting on the event for Radio Netherlands — ticked whether they would like to hear from the other person again and if their date did the same, emails will be sent to both daters letting them know they got a match.

After the six dates were over, all participants got a chance to mingle with other singles who may have caught their eye during the evening or just to share a laugh at the bar.

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