How many of you are tired of prowling Orange Avenue for single men?
I hear you. It’s not easy to find quality guys when your only option is scouring the bars downtown. Why not make a change for 2012? Make the New Year a new you with a new way to date.
DinnerDate is unlike traditional dating websites. Using a more natural way of meeting people, DinnerDate allows singles to meet for dinner at popular Orlando restaurants in a secure group setting of 6-12 people. Founded by the CEO of Planet Hollywood, Robert Earl, the new dating website is launching locally the first week of January in our City Beautiful.
Marrying the technology of online dating services with the real world benefits of group activities, DinnerDate eliminates the stress and anxiety of one-on-one dates and the safety concerns of online dating. All you have to do is book a seat at the group table rather than find, chat up and ask out an actual date.
“The thing that people seem to like best about this concept, besides the whole law of averages, is the fact that if all else goes wrong and you don’t find a match, you still wind up having a good time out with new interesting people,” Earl said. “And, of course – you just pay for yourself so no awkward ‘who pays’ moments.”
DinnerDate requires no long-term commitment or monthly fees. Users simply sign up for the dinner that most appeals to them and pay a flat rate of the 3 course meal and a small processing fee. Dinners are budget friendly and arranged by themes (eg wine lovers, newly single, gay) and age groups to ensure daters have the best chance of finding whatever they are looking for. Participants view profiles and pictures of the people they will be dinning with before they sign up and send private messages after the date to reconnect and plan future dates. The investors of DinnerDate say they selected Orlando because of its heavy concentration of singles and the vast amount of restaurant choices to partner with.
“Orlando is a melting pot of singles looking to meet someone that shares their same interest,” said Andrew Connell, president of DinnerDate. “Many single peoples new year resolutions are to get out and give dating another try so DinnerDate will offer about 50 dinners a month for people of every age. This gives the opportunity to get to know one another and find real chemistry in a casual environment while dinning on a delicious dinner.”
DinnerDate is hosting a launch party at Urban Flat’s Wine Down Wednesday downtown January 4th. People interested in signing up for DinnerDate should visit its website www.DinnerDate.com where they can sign up immediately for dinners. It will have a professional photographer, makeup artist and hair stylist on-site to update your profile picture. Sign up for DinnerDate that night, and get drinks on them!