unintentional bait (redheadedmuse) wrote in davis_square,

Universal(ish) Speed Dating

Universal-ish Speed Dating, formerly known as Poly Speed Dating, is happening in Somerville in a few weeks. It's not just for poly folks anymore. They're now welcoming people at all points on the mono-poly spectrum, and as always all sexualities and genders are welcome.

The event will be at 6:30 on May 27 at Anthony's Function Hall in Somerville.

I've been to this event several times and really enjoyed it. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. Press release with more details behind the cut.

This ain't your parents' speed dating event. Have you been intrigued by the idea of speed dating but alienated by the classic heteronormative model of speed dating? Do the same-sex alternatives not quite fit either? Does going to an event that serves only a narrow slice of possible demographics put a sour taste in your mouth? Then this event is for you.

Using a state-of-some-art computer algorithm and preregistration process we can schedule a room full of people with disparate tastes and aspects with a roster of dates that match their criteria. We are extending our world famous Poly Speed Dating (PSD), originally designed in San Francisco for polyamorous people, to allow for non-poly-yet-atypical people too. Poly or not. Bisexual or not. Cisgender or not. We take all kinds.

What happens is that you fill out a form saying what you are looking for and what you want your dates to be looking for. Then, on the night of, you have a series of short (5-6 minute) dates with different people in a single evening at a single (packed) venue. As you go along, you check off (on a handy form) those folks you would like to see again. We then collect these forms, calculate matches, and send emails out to mutually compatible folks. The rest is up to you.

Some of the overlapping subgroups we can accommodate are:
* bisexual people
* genderfluid people
* kinky people
* monogamous people
* transgender people
* straight people
* poly people

Event Details:
Held at Anthony's Function Hall, Somerville
156 Highland Ave
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
6:30pm - 10pm
Doors close at 7:30pm
We'll provide snacks and soft drinks for you as part of your entry fee. There will be a full (pay) bar.
$20 per person if you pre-register, $30 at the door.
No person turned away for lack of funds--please contact us!

If you have any questions, please contact bostonpsd@polyspeeddating.com. If you attempt to register and find the system doesn't seem to accommodate you, please let us know. This is designed to be inclusive.


Registration:
If you are dating as an individual:
boston.polyspeeddating.com/psd/b/reg/individual/anthony1

If you are dating as a group:
boston.polyspeeddating.com/psd/b/reg/group/anthony1




Getting There: There is good public transportation, with parking spaces besides. Anthony's, on Highland Ave in Somerville, is a quick bus ride or 20 minute walk from Davis or Porter Square. Further details on bus schedules and parking locations will be sent closer to the date.
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