So let’s talk about dating. I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty wretched not to mention a huge waste of time. You have no idea how often I’ve met up with a boy in a restaurant only to realise within seconds that there’s no way we’d ever bump uglies. Thing is, I’m far too polite to ever whip out a ‘Right, you’re a darling but this isn’t going to work’ and then dash off before the waiter brings our starter.
This is why speed dating’s kind of awesome. You increase your odds by seeing several suitors in quick succession and can get all the big deal breakers out of the way within minutes. Think ‘Are you a serial killer?’, ‘Do you snore?’, ‘If we ended up having two boys would you be keen to keep on making babies with me until a girl pops out?’
Anyway, if like me, you’re keen on a fast-paced dating experience, you’re going to love that, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Cosmo have teamed up with Gilette Venus & Olay in an attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest speed date session.
The event takes place on the 7th of Feb (a Friday) on the Camps Bay sports field in Cape Town. Registration starts at 2pm and the speed dating kicks off at 3pm, ending at 8pm. If you take part, you can expect a welcome drink and snacks plus the chance to win a lucky draw prize and speed date with a local celeb.
I gotta say, the prizes are pretty decent. Just three that caught my eye included dinner and a movie plus a night at the 12 Apostles; a night at the African Pride Arabella Hotel in Hermanus for two worth R7000 and dinner for two at the Round House valued at R1 800.
You’ll also leave with a goodie bag and I’m willing to bet it includes the new Gilette Venus & Olay razor with five blades and two hydrating Olay skincare-infused moisture bars.
Oh! And let’s not forget the biggest draw card of all; the fact that you might actually meet a real date worthy boy!
Keen? There are only 800 tickets available going at R100 a pop. To book your place and learn more, pop on over here.
Win! Win! Win!
Cosmo and Gilette Venus have given me a double set of tickets to the event to give away. The winner will also receive a little gift hamper that includes the new Gilette Venus & Olay razor plus blade refills.
To win, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the worst date you’ve ever been on. Be it about the weirdo who’s nervous tic involved pulling the hair out of his forearms with his teeth in front of you (this happened to a friend) or the douche who rolled down his car window and tossed an empty Steri Stumpie onto De Waal drive en route to the movies (this happened to me), I want to hear about it.
The story that makes me snort coffee through my nose will be announced the winner. I’ll also be sure to publish it on the blog and am happy to do so anonymously.
This competition closes at 5pm on the 29th and the winner will be announced sometime the next day. On your marks, get set and enter!