Who Needs a Dating App When You Can Speed Date in Poughkeepsie?
Are you single and tired of swiping right and left on dating apps? Are you like me and delete then re-downloading Bumble, Hinge, Tinder, OkCupid, and Match? Looking to meet someone the old school way *gasp* in person!?
One Hudson Valley bar is kicking it old school and bringing back Speed Dating!
What is Speed Dating?
Mahoney's Irish Pub in Poughkeepsie, New York announced Speed Dating/Singles Night this month. If you're 21 or older and looking for love, why not give speed dating a try? Mahoney's will also throw in a free glass of wine or beer for those participating.
For those new to the dating game, Speed Dating is (at least according to Wikipedia) " a formalized matchmaking process which has the purpose of encouraging eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time."
So basically a dating app in person.
Do Dating Apps Work?
Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with dating apps. Personally, I have several friends who have gotten married after meeting online. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there's been a huge spike in dating online for obvious reasons.
But what do the statistics say when it comes to long-term relationships made from these apps? FinanceOnline.com writes:
A recent study by Pew Research Center on the virtues and downsides of online dating reveals that many online dating site users in the US said that their experience has been positive in general. In fact, 12% of the survey respondents have been married to or in a committed relationship with someone they met through online dating platforms. Furthermore, 23% said they have at least gone on a date with someone they met through online dating sites or apps.
Speed Dating in Poughkeepsie New York This Month
Time is running out to sign up. You can register for Speed Dating at Mahoney's Irish Pub in Poughkeepsie until Sunday, November 13th.
Speed Dating/Singles Night at Mahoney's will be held on Wednesday, November 16th from 7 pm until 9 pm. Register now through Mahoney's website and keep up to date with the latest events and happenings at the bar by following them on social media.