The latest face-to-face dating service fad to turn up in Orlando: Lock and Key Events (lockandkeyevents.com).Singles pay a cover charge to meet up in a club where each male gets a key and each woman gets a lock to wear around her neck. The ostensible object of the game is to match them up, but its all just a clever icebreaker.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.After all, it was his event that began the start of their new life.Whether youre looking for love or just a good time with some great people, try a Lock and Key Event. With Lock and Key events, you can talk in person, read body language and can immediately tell if there is chemistry or not without having to email or chat back and forth a bunch of times, Reich says.
We dropped the ball elsewhere, however, and wound up sneaking into the roster at a modest 27th overall.
Upon arrival, women attendees get padlocks and men get keys.
Each time their hardware matches, its turned in for a new set of hardware and each person gets another raffle ticket for great prizes donated by local businessesor maybe even a date?
Santa Barbara Matchmakings Lisa Darsonval can help.
The go-to local matchmaker hosts regular Lock and Key parties that offer a space for matching that is as straightforward as it is creative.