Since you asked for questions, I do have one for you.
Why doesn’t anyone do speed dating in Richmond anymore (am I just not hearing about it)? I preferred the instant face to face introductions over spending weeks or months getting to know someone online who may or may not be what they are projecting themselves to be.
Shoner says nearly every person got a match, and many people got more than one.
Within 48 hours, Schoner notified each participant of the results, and, in the case of a mutual match, emailed contact information.
In fact, as of the 's deadline, Barnes had already gone on one date and had a second planned.
The turnout for the first event was so good, Schoner says, that she had to turn people away from the door.
We have been awarded “Best Dating Service in Richmond” every year since 2009 and our personalized service far exceeds that of online dating websites.
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But at the book store, she says, "It's hard to approach a person." And that's what Schoner is counting on. She has more than 20 years in marketing, having once owned Innovative Marketing and published , a publication for seniors.
In addition to After 6, she currently owns Lapdog Productions, a marketing company.
After 6, a speed dating service, arrived on the scene Thursday, June 21, with a premier event at Rococo's, and organizer Candy Schoner says the evening was a smash hit. "Everybody was very happy." "Everybody" was 38 singles, evenly divided between men and women ranging in age from 25 to 44.
"One woman described it as 'a cocktail party with whistles,'" Schoner laughs.