‘Liberal speed-dating’ event planned in Niles
Updated: November 5, 2012 1:31AM
NILES — Date Liberal is hosting what it is billing as the “first-ever speed-dating event specifically geared toward politically progressive singles in the Chicago area.”
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Capone’s Hideout, 6873 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, according to a news release. The cost is $40 dollars, which includes a complementary drink, hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment.
Date Liberal offers a way for progressive-thinking singles to go on numerous dates in one night with like-minded individuals.
“Couples have enough problems staying together without introducing the issues of political, social, and lifestyle disagreements,” company co-founder Stuart Chaseman said. “Political compatibility is a huge priority to many singles in these politically divisive times.”
Date Liberal was founded by Chaseman and his friend and fellow liberal Ken Samson as a result of not only ingenuity but “pure desperation from one too many bad dates,” said Samson, “I can’t believe this didn’t already exist. It just seemed too obvious, like most great ideas do.”
Participants go on a series of 5-minute dates while marking a confidential scorecard indicating their interest in seeing someone once again, the release stated. If both parties are interested in one another then contact information is provided to the speed daters.
The organizers plan to differentiate their brand of speed dating in ways beyond just the liberal slant, the release stated. Date Liberal speed dating includes a free drink, food and live music following the dating.
“I want to make this more of an event than just the speed dating; I want to give people a great value for their money,” Chaseman said in the release.
Samson added: “This will undoubtedly be the first of many; we want people to tell their friends and come again — if they’re still looking to meet someone.”