Nice to date you: Cancer charity Melange is holding a speed-dating event to raise funds. The organization recieved charitable status in November. *MCT photo
Nice to date you: Cancer charity Melange is holding a speed-dating event to raise funds. The organization recieved charitable status in November. *MCT photo

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25: Are you tired of the dating scene in Bermuda?

Have you almost given up on finding that special person?

If you answered yes to those questions, you may need something new.

Enter speed dating.

The event will take place on February 1 and if you choose to participate, you will not only be exposed to potential love matches, but also be donating to a worthwhile cause — cancer charity Melange.

And so far, more women than men have signed up.

Melange focussed on assisting cancer patients to get medicine is putting on the event in hopes to raise money.

The charity’s president, Renee Carter said this is the first of three major events the charity will hold this year.

The premise is simple — ten dates in one night in a fun, interactive way to meet new people and possibly make a love connection.

Ms Carter said: “We have been a registered charity since November.

“We know that we want to start the funding going to help our goal which is to aid and assist those with pharmaceutical needs who have cancer.

‘That’s our principle.”

Asked why speed dating, the president said: “We thought it was necessary and needed.

‘There are a lot of single and available people.

“What mediums do we have to get those people out there?”

The event will be open for single people aged 30 to 55 and everyone will be vetted.

“We didn’t want the riff-raft.

“We want to eliminate the trouble.

“It was all around our age group as well.

“We thought the 30 years and up would do it.”

Ms Carter said the event will take place at Flanagan’s.

“We want to make sure people understand why we’re having it.

“It’s for the charity, we’re looking for avenues to convince people to come out and donate.

“That’s what we’re really doing.”

Ms Carter said in addition to participants, people can pay to be spectators, but added it is more of a “social hour”.

“We need men”, she added.

“It’s not like you’re going to be graded, you come in to donate to the cause.”

Each lady will have her own table and each man will move from table to table every three minutes with a one-minute break in between.

There will be 20 daters per session, two sessions that night.

Within the 40 minutes, each speed dater will have had ten chances to make a love connection.

At the end of each date, participants will have one minute to make a note on whether or not they want to get to know the other person better.

Contact information will only be exchanged if the same two people express interest in a second date.

Everyone who attends will be put in a draw to win two tickets to the Kappa Alpha Psi’s Brian McKnight concert on February 25.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 10 pm.

There is space for 40 participants and tickets are $25 for the daters and $30 for spectators.

For more information email melange4@yahoo.com.