I know of several people who have asked another attendee out on a date who they met at one of my events, Reich says.
Some attendees have married someone they met at a Lock and Key event in other regions, but not Detroit yet.
Judging from the popularity of the events (attendance has doubled at each new gathreing) this formula for love seems to be working.
The next Lock and Key party takes place Sunday, May 26 from to 3pm at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and also launches Darsonvals Meet the Matchmaker series that will be held monthly, when the expert will be on hand to answer questions about dating in Santa Barbara and to connect singles during polo matches.
But these stories are generally cobbled together out of statistics and polls compiled and analyzed by journalists who never set foot in the towns theyre writing about.
So we consulted with some dating experts and single people who are here in Orlando for a few firsthand observations and options from the front.
The Valentine event scheduled last year had to be postponed because of snow.
This year, Crook's husband is being deployed on Sunday, the day before Valentine's Day, leaving her with little time to organize the event.
For every match you make, you will be entered to win a raffle prize which include cash, manicures, candles, comedy passes and complimentary admission to future Lock and Key events.
There is no limit on the amount of time you can talk with someone, and you can choose to get a new lock or key after youve made a match.
Women will receive padlocks when they arrive at Red Ox and men will get keys.
Attendees will attempt to match the locks and keys.
Its better than sitting behind the computer to find your match. The Lock and Key format provides a great ice breaker for people to talk to each other.