Cheers to romance
SPEED dating for singles in search of romance is taking off in the Hills. Organisers Nicole Airay and Yvonne Fletcher said they had no idea their first event for singles, aged 32 to 49, would be a hit.
SPEED-dating for single people in search of romance is taking off in the Hills after a pilot event indicated face-to-face meetings are where friendships are born.
NY Event organisers Nicole Airay and Yvonne Fletcher said they had no idea their first event for singles aged 32 to 49 would be a hit.
“The first event at the Best Drop Tavern last month was a huge success as it forged many new friendships, an ideal we want to promote,” Ms Airay said.
They say many people are uncomfortable with the idea of internet dating and prefer to meet in person for companionship and in some cases, ultimately love.
“We strongly believe people are feeling a lack of personal connection and we want to assist by providing a bridge to friendships,” Ms Fletcher said.
“If someone likes a person, we encourage them to tick ‘yes’ on the secret ballot sheet to continue the conversation… there is nothing to lose and potentially a friend to gain.
“We find many people stay on to chat after the event finishes, irrespective of who they match with.”
“At the end of the event, ballot sheets are reviewed and only ‘matches’ are informed of their successful pairing, with contact details emailed to follow up,” Ms Airay said.
The women met at Spring Road Kindergarten last year when their children attended.
The matchmakers spotted a need for single, separated and divorced people to make new friends close to home, and together they launched Perth Hills Speed Dating.
The women are planning a myriad of single meet-ups for people in the Hills and surrounding areas. Events will be held monthly in the upstairs function room at The Best Drop in Kalamunda for different age demographics and interests.
An over-60s afternoon tea will be hosted at Elevated Grounds Coffeehouse from 2pm on Sunday, August 27.
For other upcoming events, visit https://www.facebook. com/nyeventsperth.
Yvonne Fletcher and Nicole Airay prepare for a speed dating night in the Hills.