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Speed Dating & Story Telling

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Get Tickets at : https://speeddatingstorytelling.eventbrite.com
($20 early bird, $25 standard)

Come for the hilarious storytelling and stay for the speed dating. Speed Dating & Storytelling gives you both the war stories of dating app past, present and future before they prep you for battle out in the Tinderverse.

Our storytellers are here to provide light and comic relief to your frustrating quest. If you’re feeling so bold, volunteer your own story in an open mic in between each performer.

Expect a few games and talks like : Submit Your Best Dating App Opener for our judges to weigh in on. How to approach someone in person or online’s, our personal guide to Flirting and MUCH MORE.

Now that you have a shared experience to talk about, it’s time to speed date! We will provide nametags for your pronouns and sexual preference so you don’t have to explain that every round. Maybe you meet someone you want to go out with, check out a kink class, or maybe you won’t remember their name. But maybe that person will give you a story. A story worth sharing at our next open mic….

About Open Mic : Dating Storytelling

All open mic stories must be under 5 minutes

About Speed Dating and Storytelling

In our own flirty take on musical chairs to make sure everyone walks away with something, even if its just a laugh or a valuable piece of information. Each person will have a certain amount of time to talk before the music plays and the group rotates. Each party will get a “Hit It” List where they can mark the people they vibed with. Those will be submitted to the organizers and if you both real-time swipe on each other we’ll send out preferred methods of contact for each of you!

Being that we are inclusive to all gender identities and sexual preferences how does pairing people up work?

We believe that you should learn to talk to people you don’t want to fuck. Novel idea, right? We’ll pair everyone up randomly and rotate. Given only part of the night is storytelling there will be ample opportunity to strike up a conversation with anyone if you don’t get a chance to during the speed dating itself.

What if only men/women/queer/hetero/trans people show up?

This is an all inclusive event. We’re not trying to fill a certain quota of gender identity or sexuality. We also can’t assume peoples preference. Again, at the very least you get to watch an entertaining show and maybe meet someone who doesn’t suck. We’re giving you a good time with a good show, but we’re not guaranteeing you’ll walk out with a date. You can hire a SW for that.

Is nudity allowed?

No. This is a speed dating event. You don’t know if the x amount of people across from you are into that so keep it in your pants.

What if I really like the person but they don’t like me? Can I find them on Instagram/Facebook/Fetlife juuuust to make certain?

That’s life, buddy. Things don’t always work out as we want. If both persons got on with each other we’ll notify both parties and exchange desired info. Otherwise, take it as a fun single experience and lay it to rest. That also means – don’t seek them out on social platforms if they didn’t show interest. That’s a wear down technique. That’s creepy.

Will there be booze?

There will not be, but you can BYOB (wine and beer) if you wish. If you are too intoxicated to consent or be a respectable functioning human we reserve the right to ask you to leave.

Wait, I can get kicked out?

Oh yeah. At Pagans Paradise events, we encourage a self-policing system where if individuals make you feel uncomfortable you can either alert that person or a staff member. If you continue to do something you were alerted of we reserve the right to ask you to leave. Do not pass go, do not collect $200


September 19, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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