You're going from table to table, looking for a literary connection or, in the best case scenario, a love match. The VPL tried this out for the first time this winter: a book-club/speed-dating hybrid, where singles rotate around the room, spending four minutes each with about 20 others, all armed with a favourite book (or DVD or CD) to break the ice; something to help fill in those awkward pre-first-date gaps.
To protect privacy and add another layer to the literary high jinks, each single is provided with a bookish pseudonym: Scarlett O'Hara, Jay Gatsby, David Copperfield.
Thinking he might break the pattern – and, frankly, curious – he signed up for last November's Read Dating event.If there were any happily-ever-afters that resulted from either night, Ms. "It's very cool to be able to discover new treasures," he says. And hey, if you don't connect, you've got a great list of books to read. The Greater Victoria Public Library holds its Literary Speed Dating events Feb. So it's win-win." Reading between the lines What a book might say about your potential date: The Vancouver Public Library will hold Read Dating events on Feb. Navy Pier wants to help you make a love connection using its new Ferris Wheel.Just in time for Valentine's Day, Navy Pier will host a speed dating event on its Centennial Wheel next Thursday, February 9.