He is probably in his mid-50s, but more important, he is well coifed, as if, maybe, he is here for a dating event.
“When you’re in the club, you don’t know if they’re single or if they’re not.” Founded in the fall of 2016, Longhorn Singles is a Facebook group aimed at providing a dating expressway for students, with many of the nearly 800 members posting short profiles on the page in hopes of attracting someone with shared interests.A few men walk past the picture window on Main Street, but none turns and enters.Hogan, now sure that no surprise attendees are in store, finally breaks the ice by gathering the women together and stating the obvious.“I’m sorry. It is a January evening, Friday the 13th — a nightmare dating scenario. Five minutes prior to the start of a speed-dating program called “Drawn to You” at the El Segundo Museum of Art, organizer Chelsea Hogan confides that no men have RSVP’d.“There are probably people of many majors that wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to get to know each other without such an event,” Abdelrazzaq said.
Lyu found that for many organizations, it can often be unclear who in the group would be interested in starting a relationship.
The plan was to have the guests sit at a long table and draw one another’s portraits. All the men, the women joke, are across the street at Rock & Brews.
Each portrait would take about eight minutes before people switched partners. With rows of massive TV screens, more than 100 craft beers and a rock-themed beer garden, the restaurant is a bit of a macho magnet.
The women are here because they are hoping to avoid another night at the bar. ” one laments.) They are also tired of dating apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid.“I find out if someone is who he says he is,” says Leah Solomon, 58, of her interactions on Tinder.
“One guy said he was from Brazil, so I started to speak Portuguese and he was like, ‘Oh no, I don’t speak Brazilian.’”Solomon is tall, busty and blond with a youthful voice and demeanor. She was married for 21 years, but the marriage broke up about 10 years ago and she has been pretty much single ever since.
The “Get Unsingle” night marked the organization’s first offline event and was an opportunity to meet face-to-face amid card games and pool.