I met a lot of girls and had a great time. I liked where they hosted it on the roof top. If you havent tried speed dating its way better than online. Did an event at Doubletree Hotel on a Monday. Event ran mostly smooth even though there were a few times it got very noisy and hard to hear.
During the 5 minutes greets, one of the group of four answered me about her last vacation a month ago with her boyfriend not ex, not former, pure boyfriend response. That plus a couple others seeming disinteresting in trying to see if we were a match confirmed what I feared that maybe ladies are planted to make event look good.
Maybe I am wrong, but go at your own risk.. Tommy was a friendly and welcoming host. It was well organized, albeit loud from 12 couples talking simultaneously, but that wasn't an issue. He looked shocked but he remained friendly and professional, and I told him the issues that earned him a 1 star, which were also mentioned by other singles at the event.
He told me that he has his hands full from running two businesses, and logistics involved with both of them, which I totally understand. But he should really get an assistant or a partner. Besides that, kudos on his professionalism and willingness to take criticism. I really like Cloud Nine they give you your money world and they always have so many varieties I give them with 10 and now they got the deliveries you go boy yes this is ykeela att.
The event ad popped up on my Facebook feed. It had been 10 years since I'd last dragged my friend to one of these so, since we were both single again, I decided why not?!
The event was on the rooftop bar of the Renaissance downtown, a great venue. The event itself was organized well, although the age range of was kind of strange I felt. A lot of personal growth is done between those ages, but the crowd seemed to be more toward the middle and high end of the range. I enjoyed the less formal Lock and Key style of the night that added a little ice breaker. I wasn't forced to talk to anyone I didn't feel a "click" with for any set amount of time.
Although I'm generally pretty introverted, I actually felt comfortable in the event setting and mingled quite a bit. I found myself interested in a couple men, gave out my number to a few, and got one number from a surprise participant thanks to my friend who was a little tipsy and wanted to make sure I didn't shy away from asking. Even if nothing comes out of it, my friend and I had fun, MUCH more than we'd had 10 years ago at the table-style speed dating! I'd recommend it for anyone like me who is single and interested in seeing what's out there without a forced face-to-face approach.
The only thing I didn't enjoy was that it was a white party, meaning you had to wear white. I abided reluctantly, but many people didn't. I hate wearing white! I had one guy trip and shatter his glass on the table in front of me, spilling his drink all over my leg. Oh, and one guy seemed to show up drunk and ready to frisk every woman who walked in, as though we were going to welcome his handsy advances.
I really wish he would've been asked to leave as he clearly was making women feel uncomfortable, even trying to plant a kiss on me just because our lock and key matched. Event started late and was extremely loud. The turnout was actually pretty high, but to be honest, out of twenty women present, most were not my type, and I was hoarse by the end of the evening.
All in all, it was a waste of money and of an evening, but at least now I know what this speed-dating thing is all about. The above review was edited in view of the owner's comments. Although his comments were in bad taste and completely unprofessional for a business owner whose event failed to live up to expectations, there was one bit of truth to it.
My original review did make some comments the appearance of some of the women I met and my lack of attraction to them. For this, I apologize. I was pretty annoyed after wasting an evening, and any comments directed to them was inappropriate and certainly underserved by them. For this, I admit the error of my ways and have edited my review accordingly. For the record, I said yes to well short of half the women there mostly out of curiosity, I was only really interested in learning more about 2 of the 20 I met and I never for a moment indicated to you that I was having a great time.
If my comments were questionable, your comments and direct personal attacks were way out of line. Instead of wasting your energy attacking me for criticizing an event that failed to deliver, I would recommend you direct your efforts to making your events something someone would actually enjoy instead of having people waste their time and money on a disorganized, late-running, and unfulfilling event. Event started 30 minutes late. It's frustrating when they sent emails reminding you to be there at 7 or earlier and it doesn't start to 7: I just wish they were honest about the start time of these things so I'm not just killing time at the bar for 30 minutes.
They seem to always hold the events at Seville in Gaslamp so prepared to spend money on parking. There are no special prices on drinks for people at this event. IMO they shouldn't have you be at a venue where you aren't sitting directly from someone.
You were sitting sort of on couches which was awkward. I met maybe 10 guys. They ones I said yes to 2 or 3 guys were clearly a lot younger than me. Ended up getting no matches. They do give you a promo code for half off the next one but I'm done. I don't recommend, not at all due to no matches but because of the venue and time. I'm not a newbie to speed dating. On 1 hand it's great to see at least 8 guys at once but in general I've never said yes to a single guy. I bought a Groupon to a different SD speed dating group which I will try next month.
Even though online dating may take longer to actually have a sit down date with someone, I think that's the better way to go. So I was dragged to a Cloud 9 Speed dating event by an eager friend.
Just like another reviewer here we were late but Tommy was awesome about it. It was way more cool and fun and relaxing than I would have expected.
Every single guy was genuinely interesting in conversation and the vibe was relaxed, silly for me at least and fun. We had five minutes or so to chat with each guy so come with a couple of conversation quick starters prepared and we were supposed to take notes on each guy in between.
Remember "Rotate" in 5th grade volleyball? In a similar manner the men rotated thru. I did not take notes and I should've because it was hard to remember who was who. The Cloud9 Singles Event was very well organized and a large variety of singles to choose from. I did online dating for years and hated every minute of it, thanks you Cloud9, I now have a popping social life!
I made the mistake of not reading the fine line that the event I signed up for was a Mixer, not the old fashion sit at a table and a few minutes later, DING So this mixer was at La Jolla Brewery, which was cool but the low down of "mixing" with people was that girls were given a small lock and guys a key.
Then, you walk around socially awkward for most and ask if the key would unlock the lock. It was cute at first The small talk with each other was superficial as the goal became getting raffle tickets rather than getting to know one another.
It was quite sad to watch, really. No other mingling was done. I recommend doing the old fashion sit down speed dating I haven't tried it but the other reviews seem cool. I came here with a girlfriend and my older sister.
I felt reallllyy bad that we were at least 30mins late. Parking was really hard to find, So Come early: P But everyone was super friendly. He was just such an easy-going person to talk to and a great host for this event.
The event was A LOT of fun. Thanks Tommy for making a wonderful experience! Cloud9 Speed Dating This business has been claimed by the owner or a representative. Learn more 12 reviews.