Frequently Asked Questions
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1. I noticed that your web site said that if you don't have a match at one event you can go to another one for free. Is this true?
2. What should I wear?
3. What's the procedure once everyone arrives at the Club/Restaurant?
4. Is anything provided at the event?
5. Is each person allowed to choose more than just one person to see again?
6. With each date being only three (or five) minutes, what if after I meet somebody I'm still not sure whether to mark this person as "yes" or a "no"?
7. How long does it usually take to hear who you matched with?
8. Does everyone get an email whether they have a match or not?
9. How do I get the most out of this experience?
10. Do you have any other tips for me?

Answers
Q: I noticed that your web site said that if you don't have a match at one event you can go to another one for free. Is this true?
A: We want our customers to be happy. If you do not find a match at your first event, you can go to one similar future 25dates.com event for free. This policy is reserved for regular speed-dating events only. Participants of our special events (including charity speed dating events) will receive a 25% discount on a future regular event should they not receive a match at their paid event.

Q: What should I wear?
A: We suggest dressing as you would when going out on a date. Smart-casual.

Q: What's the procedure once everyone arrives at the Club/Restaurant?
A: Once you arrive at the venue, you will be handed a scorecard & instruction sheet, a nametag and a pen. Once all participants are signed in, a 25dates.com representative will give you detailed instructions as well as answer any questions you may have. Women will stay seated, men will be signaled to rotate every three minutes by a bell (for our gay and lesbian events, the meeting procedure is slightly different, to be explained upon arrival). After each date, participants write "yes" or "no" on the scorecard next to their dates' ID#s as to whether they'd like to see that person again. The men then rotate and the next date begins.

Q: Is anything provided at the event?
A: We provide the hors d'oeuvres, scorecards, pens and nametags. Depending on the event there might be extra perks. The details of each event will be shown on the site. Just click on the individual listing.

Q: Is each person allowed to choose more than just one person to see again?
A: Yes, you can choose as many or as few people to see again.

Q: With each date being only three (or five) minutes, what if after I meet somebody I'm still not sure whether to mark this person as "yes" or a "no"?
A: If you are undecided about whether to mark someone as a "yes" or a "no" on your "scorecard", we would suggest that you mark them as a "yes". This way, if there is a match (meaning they also picked you) you can take more time to get to know them later. And don't forget, not everyone has to be a love match. Some great friendships have also started at our events.

Q: How long does it usually take to hear who you matched with?
A: Two days. You will receive an e-mail from us that will include the first name and e-mail address of the people you matched with. You take it from there.

Q: Does everyone get an email whether they have a match or not?
A: Yes. If you have not heard from us within two days, please contact us as it means there was a problem with your e-mail address.

Q: How do I get the most out of this experience?
A: Our best advice to you is to keep an open mind and a positive attitude, simply because you never know what's going to happen, or who you're going to meet. If you have a preconceived notion of the type of people who will be there and who you want to meet, you may be selling yourself short before you even get there. Remember you are meeting up to 25 people you may never have otherwise met, so if you keep an open mind, you'll find others will treat you the same way.

Q: Do you have any other tips for me?
A: Feel free to make your own decisions regarding who you want to see again. Sometimes friends come together and influence each others' decisions on whom to pick. Remember this is your personal taste, not your friends'.

Remember to always have a drink on hand, water or otherwise. You will be doing a lot of talking in a concentrated amount of time.

Try not to have the same conversation on every date, as this may get slightly boring and repetitive.

Remember to not only tell things about yourself, but to listen to what the other person has to say as well. This will help you make a more educated decision about whether you'd like to see them again or not, and it's also a common courtesy.

If you meet someone at the event whom you don't feel the chemistry with, but who you think might be a good friend, why not tell them right away that you will mark them as a "yes" as you would like to be in touch as friends? This way you both know where things stand and you might have gained a friend.

Sometimes we have people asking what kinds of questions they should ask on their mini dates. It really does depend on what is important to them and it is a very individual thing. Try to find out about the person the things that you would need to know in order to want to pursue your connection further, or not. Click Here for a few fun questions

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