About Columbus Speed Dating

The experts since 2001

ABOUT USColumbus Speed Dating

Finished with online dating and apps yet? Ready to swipe right on something better? Share an evening of fun conversation with interesting people... and maybe something wonderful will happen!

Pre-Dating is the largest, and most trusted singles events company and speed dating company, bringing Ohio people together since 2001. Our singles events and speed dating are in Speed Dating near Grove City, Westerville, Dublin, West Jefferson, Ashville, Marion. We also have Columbus Ohio events near Grove City, Westerville, Dublin, West Jefferson, Ashville, Marion singles events, as well as in Cincinnati and Cleveland. You’ve seen Speed Dating on TV and in movies, now try it for yourself! Speed Dating in Ohio – it’s fun and it works!

Speed dating is the best way to create a spark. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the digital age where personal contact is reduced to a post, a tweet, or slide into DMs. But there’s only so much interaction that gets translated over the phone. Human connection, at its finest, happens in person, where you can showcase your body language, that beautiful smile, even the new hairstyle you didn’t get to post yet. The point is that meeting in person breaks the digital barrier and allows people to see more than a picture of you. It's the way humans are wired to make a connection and it can't be replaced with looking at a screen. Pre-Dating is a sure-fire way to kick off your future love story.

How a Pre-Dating Speed Dating Events Works

How Pre-Dating Speed Dating Events Works Our Events are very fun and relaxed. Most people tell us how much they enjoyed the event, even if they don't 'make a match.' Our advice is to go with no expectations -- you'll be more confident and able to be yourself if you don't put too much pressure on the evening. You're just going to have a nice night, check out a cool location, and talk to some friendly people. If more than that happens, even better! Bring a friend if it makes you more comfortable, they're always welcome at the venue and can watch from a nearby table having a drink if they're not dating.

1. Buy your ticket on our website, and we put you on the list. Mark your calendar.

2. Show up at the location a few minutes early and look for our friendly Event Host to welcome you. Tell us your name and we'll check you in, and give you a name tag, a Match Sheet and a pen. We'll tell you at which table to sit.

3. When we start, you'll talk to 6-12 (sometimes more) singles of the opposite gender, one-at-a-time in a series of 6-minute "Pre-Dates". We'll facilitate so you'll meet everyone. After you meet each one, circle who you’d like to speak with again and they'll do the same.

4. Within 24-hours of the event we'll email you. If you have 'matches' they'll get your email address, and you'll get theirs. We don't share phone numbers - we leave that for you. You’ll likely have one or more matches (more than two-thirds of Pre-Daters match at least one person).

5. After that, it’s up to you! Since you’ve had a Pre-Date, your chances of making a more lasting connection are vastly increased.

So what are you waiting for? Join us at an event - we'll make sure you have a great time! Find a Columbus Event

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