Speed dating this weekend
(Also, you won’t need your long undies because temps are supposed to be in the 50s.) Similar chairlift speed dating events have taken place around the country, but this is the first event of its kind at Afton Alps.Pam Hoye, marketing and public relations manager, says the ski hill hopes to make it an annual event.Afton Alps has the most Minnesotan thing ever planned Sunday for singles: chairlift speed dating.That’s right, you can look for love in the lift line, test your compatibility on lifts of love and fall in love on an incline.If the ride goes well, they can ski down together, or hide behind their goggles and ski off on their own to find chemistry with someone else.For every chairlift-ride “date” they go on, they’ll earn a raffle ticket for a prize at the end of the event. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. The event’s organizers try to email contact information for pairs that express interest in each other within a week.
The event also shows how the library can be a community space, she said.Yolanda White of Omaha goes on a three-minute date during the Omaha Public Library's annual speed dating event at the W. About 80 people attended Sunday's speed dating event, which was for participants 45 and older.Richard Andrews of Omaha goes on a three-minute date during the Omaha Public Library's annual speed dating event Sunday.She’d been back home in Omaha for less than a year following more than a decade teaching first- and second-graders in India and Oman.“I was having tons of adventures, but I realized there was something missing,” she said.So she came back to the Midwest to look for love, and her sister eventually persuaded her to give the library’s speed dating a try.