I have been to a few events of theirs over the past few months. It is always a good time. The event manager Christina is fantastic. She is personable and makes sure that everyone who comes to an event feels comfortable and relaxed.
The events are always well organized and run smoothly. I would recommend and have recommended for people to give them a try, you won't regret it. I have met some wonderful people and even joined a running club through someone I met. Recently, I attended a speed dating event with a friend through another company.
The event was poorly organized started 45 mins late. The manager made it very awkward for everyone. AND in the end they didn't even match people properly. My friend female got an e-mail saying I chose her as a match. In the end 5 stars to Speed Date Philadelphia for consistently providing a good time and well organized events!
I have attended several events hosted by Speed Date Philadelphia over the past few years and they are the number one dating event company in Philadelphia there are three main hosting companies. They are well organized and they do a very good job of finding quality matches and generating a good turnout! I am happy to say that I met several wonderful young ladies at their events and eventually found someone! Thank you so much Speed Date Philadelphia!!! I too was initially not very impressed by the first event that I attended which was somewhere in at Johnny Utah's.
The event was overcrowded because they partnered with Living Social and was it poorly organized. I eventually gave the Company another shot and the new management team drastically improved the events and organization. They are very passionate about running their business and making it a better experience for everyone! The event was well organized, and customer service was quick to answer all my questions. I was nervous about trying speed dating, but it was a very fun experience and I was able to meet a lot of great people and made new friends!
It's as good as it gets! The event was not set up properly at all and it didn't seem like they knew what they were doing and just sat people at tables and told us to talk. I never got the follow up email from the event.
I've sent three emails to them, but have gotten no reply. I wouldn't recommend wasting your time or money with this company. I was looking forward to this experience. Afterwards I was telling people that I would rather have teeth pulled than put myself through that again.
I read that the suggested dress code was "business casual", so I made an effort to look nice, and wore a casual dress. When I arrived I discovered that almost everyone there was basically wearing t-shirts and jeans, so I felt overdressed.
Food was offered, but during the dating session. I'm not going to sit there stuffing food into my mouth while I'm supposed to be having a very short conversation with someone I just met. Also, the website states that you will meet a minimum of 10 singles "We work very hard to guarantee a minimum of 10 women, 10 men," they say, "It's often more, depending on the night" , but there were only 8 men there.
The selection of men was really not as good as I thought it would be. Many of the men were very shy and awkward, and not great looking. One of the guys spent the beginning part of our 5 minute date getting a beer and finding out what the score was at the Phillies game. I did find one of the guys intriguing and was matched up with him.
But after emailing back and forth a couple of times, trying to plan a date, I never heard from him again. They kept saying that the staff makes you feel really at ease and will make it fun for you. I thought they would be more interactive with the people, maybe make jokes to lighten the mood.
But there was nothing of the sort. The guy who was hosting, I don't think I saw him smile once. I got the impression that they could have cared less about whether or not anyone was comfortable and having fun.
They just wanted to make easy money. I received no response whatsoever. If I ever try speed dating again, it will be with another company. Three months after posting this review, I was contacted by one of the managers of Speed Date Philadelphia. She said she read my review on yelp, did some research and managed to hunt me down so that she could apologize.
She said she had never received my email, and that they rarely get negative feedback from customers, but I haven't heard about anyone else's experience other than mine. She found my credit card on file and refunded me for the event, plus offered to let me do another event for free.
So at least that is something. I very much enjoyed my experience doing Speed Dating. It was something that definitely got me out of my comfort zone and not something I would have normally done. It's been a very good experience for the most part. There seems to be a few kinks such as knowing when the date is over and when to move and making sure some of the guys know they need to stop talking and move on but otherwise a positive experience.