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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.
For every match you make, you will be entered to win a raffle prize which include cash, manicures, candles, comedy passes and complimentary admission to future Lock and Key events.
There is no limit on the amount of time you can talk with someone, and you can choose to get a new lock or key after youve made a match.
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.
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.
Last year, the holiday was overshadowed by heavy amounts of snowfall, dampening its spirit, said Lori Crook, event coordinator of Baltimore's Lock and Key events.
Judging from the popularity of the events (attendance has doubled at each new gathreing) this formula for love seems to be working.
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.
So says a Harris public opinion poll that cited in awarding us sixth place in that category.
We dropped the ball elsewhere, however, and wound up sneaking into the roster at a modest 27th overall.
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.