Browse through the different areas of our FAQ – you should find the answer you’re looking for. If you still find yourself curious about something, get in touch with us. We respond to emails pretty quick and are also happy to schedule a phone call with you.
Questions & Answers
What types of virtual events do you organize?
Our carefully curated Digital Dating Experiences are often paired with a special theme (Cocktail hour, travel-lovers, fitness enthusiasts, foodies). We also throw in the occasional brunch theme.
What is Speed dating?
Speed Dating is a series of ‘express dates’ during which two singles get to meet, chat for a few minutes and see if there is enough of a spark to want to see each other again.
What type of people will I meet?
We target single professionals who are attractive, well presented and normal!
Over time, we’ve noticed many commonalities among the singles in our community. Generally, they are passionate about their hobbies and interests, they’re spiritual but not religious, they like to travel, they lead healthy lifestyles and like to keep active, and they are University-educated professionals.
What age groups do you cater to?
Our demographic is for single professionals, from ages 25 to 55, give or take a few years. Each event is for a specific age group categorized by a Life Stage. Learn more about the age groups and Life Stages here.
How do the virtual events work?
The events take place on Zoom and are meant to mimic a real life speed dating event, complete with one-on-one dates (no ‘group dating’) and a live event host to walk you through your digital experience in real time.
How many people attend a virtual event?
You can expect to meet 5 to 10 pre-screened guests of the opposite sex.
Which platform are the virtual events held?
Zoom is a secure online video communication platform that’s easily accessible and a breeze to use. This event will take place on Zoom and dates will be ONE-ON-ONE (no group dating or chatting). Participating is as easy as the click of a button! Event attendees are provided with a unique link and password to access the event. We’re happy to help you get set up! For our full guide, click here.
Who runs the virtual events?
All events are professionally hosted by an awesome and experienced Dashing Date Event Host that will welcome you and facilitate the event from A-Z. You’re in good hands.
How long is each speed date?
It depends on the size of the group but generally anywhere from 5-8 minutes per date.
How long is a virtual event?
You can expect the event to last about 90 minutes, on average. The actual duration will depend on the final number of guests. To be safe, we suggest making yourself available for two hours following the start time of the event.
Will there be an even number of men and women at the event?
While we do our absolute best to ensure an even number of men and women at a speed dating event, it’s not guaranteed. For example, last minute cancelations or someone not showing up are situations beyond our control so it is possible that there are a couple of extra men or women at any given event. When this happens, it simply means that the guests will have a little break during the course of the dates.
How strict are the age groups?
How do you define when a ‘Match’ is made?
At the start of an event, each guest is instructed to have a paper and pen on hand so you can keep track of your date’s names and who you’re interested in seeing again. The last step of your event is to submit your match selection. An email will be waiting for you in your inbox before your event is over. You have 10 minutes to submit your match selection.
When two people mutually express interest in each other, it’s considered a ‘Match’ and contact information is exchanged the following day via email.
Is there a dress code?
You might be thinking… “I’m attending from home, so I don’t need to dress up.” but it’s just the opposite! We are delivering Date Night right to your doorstep and you should still get excited and do your usual ‘Date Night’ rituals. Be comfortable of course, but aim to look your best.
People can tell when you’ve made an effort and, when it comes to dating, that’s important. Looking your best will always result in more and/or better matches. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Is it free to become a member?
Becoming a member is absolutely free. Tickets must be purchased to attend events that are of interest to you.
What is the screening process?
Our screening takes place at the time you become a Dashing Date member. You are asked to answer some questions and upload a photo. Please click here to learn more about why screening is important.
Why do I have to upload a photo, who sees it?
Registering with your photo is an important part of our screening process and only the team at Dashing Date can see the photo. It ensures that the correct person is attending the event.
Photo are for internal use only – not a public profile. Its so that WE (our team), for security reasons, can verify you. The events are digital and we can’t risk having someone disrupt the event!
Is my photo and other information I register with Dashing Date secure?
Yes. Your information is kept for our team’s eyes only for in no way shape or form will any information or photos be used, shared, modified or redistributed. Your file will be kept safe and private for as long as you are a member with us.
How much are tickets?
Ticket prices vary, however a standard speed dating event can range in price from $29 to $39 plus tax, depending on the Life Stage.
Coming to a Dashing Date event means you get to meet pre-screened men and women that are single and in your age group. There are very few opportunities where you can walk into a room, be it in real life or virtual, and everyone is there for the sole purpose of looking for a relationship. What you’re paying for is a curated dating experience.
Not to mention our amazing event hosts who will greet you and guide you through the event, and our internal team personally pre-screening each guest individually, among various other time-consuming components required to bring an event to life.
How do I reserve my ticket to a virtual event?
What methods of payment do you accept?
Credit card on our website or by phone, or e-transfers. Please email us if you’d like to schedule a call or send an e-transfer.
Is anything included in the ticket price?
What’s included in your ticket will clearly be outlined in the event description. A standard virtual event includes:
- Video Speed Dating with pre-screened eligible singles
- All dates will be one-on-one (there is no “group” dating)
- Live Event Host to welcome you and guide you through the event, from start to finish
- Fast-Match Technology! Receive your matches soon after your event
- Live Conversation Starters provided while you speed date
- Easily connect via our private Zoom link
I bought a ticket to a virtual event. How do I get admitted?
Once you are an approved Dashing Date member and you have purchased a ticket to an event, your name will be added to the guest list.
Please make sure that you’re using your real name on Zoom* as we need to be able to identify you and your gender. If you have a common first name (like, Alex or Ashley), include your last name or part of your last name in case we have another guest with the same name in attendance.
*You can update your name on Zoom by clicking on the three little dots next to your name when you’re logged in to the event. The option to “rename” yourself will appear.
When and how will I be notified of my Matches?
Matches are always sent via email within 24 hours following an event.
Will I get an email if I did not have any Matches?
Yes. An email is always sent following the day of the event, whether or not you left with any matches made.
I already submitted my Matches. Can I change my answers?
If you need to make a change to your Match selection, try to let us know as soon as possible by sending us an email or text us at (647) 696-7719.
Can you tell me who selected me as a Match, if I didn’t select them?
No. In respect for all guests, names are only revealed when a mutual match is made.
“I want to attend a virtual event but I’m nervous, what should I do?”
For starters, know that it’s normal to feel a bit nervous, that’s part of the excitement in trying something new. Secondly, it might be helpful to remember that everyone you’re going to meet is also there for the same reason as you, so you are surely not alone. Everyone is on the same page; you are all taking a chance and mustering up the courage to step out of your comfort zone. That is a wonderful thing!
“I’m an introvert. Is virtual speed dating right for me?”
Speed dating is not designed to be only for outgoing, extroverted people. Our digital dating events are designed in such a way so that all types of personalities are comfortable embracing and our goal is to ensure you enjoy your evening with us and hopefully meet someone you connect with. It comes back to being yourself and making the most of the event for you.
I am interested in personal matchmaking services. Do you offer that?
Yes! Please click here to learn more about VIS-À-VIS, our matchmaking services. It runs in select cities.
Once your ticket is purchased, there are no refunds. Credits to the next event will be honoured with 72-hour prior notice, which gives us enough time to find someone to take over the spot. Tickets are transferable to other approved members of Dashing Date of the same gender if they fall within the age group of the event in question. If you would like to transfer a ticket to someone of the opposite sex, you must check with us first. This policy is strict. For special edition events, the cancelation policy may be different.
Event Postponement Policy
If Dashing Date Events Inc needs to postpone or reschedule an event due to circumstances beyond their control, such as last minute cancellations, a new event date will be put in place. In the case that a client unable to attend on the new scheduled date, a full credit in the amount that was paid will be provided to a future Dashing Date event. In these circumstances, there are no refunds.
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