After reading about Rapid Dating on the internet, I decided to give it a try, so on April 23rd, 2002, I arrived at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City about 20 minutes early to check out the "Embarrassment Quotient." Hmm, not too bad, most everyone looked normal (of course, who knows how I looked to them), so I decided to while away the last 15 minutes at the patio bar...and that's when it happened.
His identity forever unknown, a marvelously ill-mannered man cut in front of a dark-haired woman at the bar who was trying to flag the bartender. Very rude, so I approached the woman from behind, her face still unseen, and when she finally had a chance to order her drink, I told the bartender to put in on my tab, at which point she turned around, smiled a dazzling "thank you" and that forever changed my life.
She was gorgeous, very at-ease and easy to be with and she was actually there for the same event! We chatted until Rapid Dating started, and as fate had it, she was the last woman scheduled to "visit" my table, a perfect set-up for a follow-up invitation for a Citywalk snack. She accepted, and when she ordered fried peanut butter and jelly at B.B. King's, I knew this beautiful brunette had real potential.
Nine months later at 12:01 AM, December 8th, 2002, the peanut butter and jelly paid off on Catalina Island under a canopy of stars when Denise accepted my proposal. Thank you Rapid Dating, thank you Renee and now and forever, I Love You, Denise!
I heard of Rapid Dating on the radio, friends, and of course the great and exciting story on the news that made me really want to try it. It sounded like a lot of FUN! So, I had a girlfriend at work that wanted to go too and we signed up. At last minute she cancelled. I went by my self anyway not expecting to meet anyone but just to have fun. Well, there he was before it all began with a smile that entranced me, buying me a drink. I had to go through all the others first to finally meet him at the last table of the evening. I have never met such a caring, stable, intelligent, and wonderful man with an amazing family before. He was the one! He proposed to me eight months later, and I couldn’t let this treasure go. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to meet. If it wasn’t for your organization, I would not have had the chance to meet my wonderful husband.
Thank you again for helping me to find an amazing woman with whom I currently have a great relationship. Last year, I had attended several of your Rapid Dating events in Santa Monica, and met a number of attractive, quality women, but nothing was working out. My instincts told me I was doing something wrong, so I contacted you for a make-over. After a coaching session about my Rapid Dating techniques when first meeting someone, you suggested a radical physical make-over and some wardrobe changes to update my stodgy attire. The effect was immediate! Women on the street began to smile and flirt with me! You also helped me to redecorate my condo to make it more "woman-friendly."
When the next Rapid Dating event came around for the 40 to 55 age group, I signed up. At the event I had a great time, and really hit it off with one particular woman, Sally. The next day I received my matches, and got 5, a new record for me, no doubt due to my new look. But wait!!! Sally was not one of my matches... how could this be? I began to doubt my ability to understand women, but this had seemed so obvious! I called your office to check and see if there was a mistake. I was told that Sally had checked no. Reluctantly, I called a couple of the other women, and made a date for the weekend with one of them. Unbeknownst to me, at the same time, Sally was also calling to see why I wasn't one of her matches... she couldn't believe it either! She was told that she had checked "NO" next to my name. "What?" she said.... "It's a mistake. I must have meant to check the one before his name." It was suggested that if she wanted to change her vote, that would be OK. "YES!" she said. We both received e-mails with each other's contact information, and I called her while she was sending me an e-mail.
We made a date for that weekend, and have been seeing each other 4 or 5 times a week ever since. It's been almost 3 years now, and it's just getting better. We are both over 50, and veterans of long-term marriages. It is possible to find love again. We are now living togetherand very happy!
-Ken & Sally
Renee and Joes Love Story
Our Love story is the kind movies are made of and it warms my heart to know fairy tales do come true. Like many other single souls that I now cater to in my Rapid Dating business, I was challenged in the search for my perfect match. I would go on TV and on radio shows and get interrogated my single status. I was on a mission to change the stigma about being over 35 and still not married. I knew I would know love when it happened!
The story begins with sudden news of my mother s death right before Mothers Day in 2002. I was flying in the following week for my aunt BeBe’s wedding (by the way she was 60 years old and getting married for the first time.) Who knew my mother’s routine surgery would end her life, and we lost her.
Due to the devastation, my aunt’s wedding was delayed until August. I returned home to Wilmington, Delaware for the festivities and was the oldest flower girl in history. I decided that I would host a Rapid Dating event and do some media while I was visiting. The hometown girl returns to spread some love.
I then got asked to go to Dewey Beach, Delaware to go on a date. I got a ride with my cousin Gina and was staying at her parent’s beach bungalow where I vacationed growing up! My date was very late and was unwilling to pick me up at my aunts and uncles trailer claiming he could not believe I was staying in a “trailer park” and it was out of his way. Needless to say, I cancelled the date and I told him I did not appreciate insulting my family.
That night I went to dinner with my family and stopped at one of my old stomping grounds “The Rusty Rudder” in Dewy Beach. I ran into a handsome man (my Joe) that night that I had met over many years ago in my high school days at his cousins wedding. We had that instant magic and expressed our attraction from the past and in the moment. This was the chance meeting that changed my life forever.
Just minutes later the bouncer came by noticing Joe’s son Joey was too young to be in the bar area after 9:00PM (It was 9:15 PM when we met) and we were asked to leave if we wanted to talk. We realize now that if my date had not have been a jerk or if had come even minutes later we might have never met. It was like the movie “Sliding Doors”.
The reality hit …I was leaving in the morning and he lived 3000 miles away. I was sad because long distance relationships don t usually work and I did not want to fall for a man so far away. He had meetings in LA the following week and asked me for a date. We got together almost weekly after that first romantic weekend and we knew after a few months that we were meant to be together. In January of 2003 he was offered a new position at Oracle in Southern California 7 blocks from my house. Was it Fate? Destiny?
Joe is the man I have always dreamed of meeting. He loves people like I do and we enjoy helping others find love. We are now married for 2 years on Sept 4th 2007. He asked me to marry him on his knee at his parents 50th Wedding anniversary in front of his entire family…a true romantic.
If you believe in Love before it comes and prepare for it mentally, physically and spiritually& it will show up. That is the secret! Joe and I are here to inspire others never to give up on LOVE! It can happen any time and any where!! If any of you have a GREAT LOVE STORY or know of someone that does, please have them contact me. Send LOVE stories or questions to: Renee@LoveMechanics.com
Well, I must admit, I was a little hesitant to take you up on your invitation to the Rapid Dating mixer later that month, but after listening to you explain the concept and the environment it takes place in, I was ready to see for myself. When I arrived at the event, I was greeted by you and your assistants in a very friendly at ease manner, I also brought along a friend of mine too. After walking through the bar area, I surveyed the scene and concluded it was full of many professional people who seemed to be very relaxed in the environment that you created.
After being there for 15 minutes, I introduced myself to an attractive woman who I spotted from across the room. I felt a very positive vibe from her and after finding out more about her I asked her if she would like to go out to dinner in the next few weeks.
Well, that first date led to many more and we have been together for over a year now discovering that we have the mutual 3L's for each other (Like Lust Love). All of this from one chance meeting that helped me find the woman of my dreams! I would strongly recommend to anyone who is single to give your system of dating a try and to see for themselves how sometimes when you least expect it, magic can happen! Thank you Renee, for helping me find a great match from your event in April 2007 and we are still together. Sincerely,
I can't wait for another Rapid Dating event in OC. I attended Prego in Orange County and enjoyed myself so much. I also have hooked up with 3 of the 5 gentlemen.This is funnnnn!!!! It proves there’s no scarcity in men!
-Leslie, Orange County
First I wanted to thank you for a really wonderful and surprisingly fun event. (Single Parents) The location was cozy, the food was delicious and the whole atmosphere of the party was happy, upbeat and really well-run. My friend, Lisa and I both enjoyed meeting you and meeting all the other people there. We are both having conversations with several men that we met and look forward to going out with them soon.Thanks again for the wonderful life-changing service you provide with such charm and grace. Even if one of these men is not the one, I feel like I am back in the game and that there is hope for a wonderful future relationship to appear. Warmly,
Well I met my match at Rapid Dating! Next month we will celebrate our year anniversary. We aren't close to marriage but we are happy together and look forward to the many possibilities that are ahead. I am so happy thanks!
I had a great time!! Thank you so much for putting these events together! Thank you, too, for your advice and input. I really appreciate the fact that you truly care about what you do. Take care!
My name is Tami. I have heard only great things about your service from my dear friend. I went to their wedding in the summer, they both met at a Rapid Dating Event. What a wonderful example of what can happen!! I am 35 years old and am still single. I hate bars and I hope to meet someone
through a rapid dating event. Again congratulations on such a successful business.
Hey there, great event!!!!!! Many quality people (women) attended, plus your staff is top rate. Give 'em an A+. And who knows, maybe a "love connection". Well done
- Lee G.
Just wanted to let you know that I was a first time attendee and had an absolute blast.It was one of the best events I've ever attended for singles.
I will likely attend again in the future.I met some quality ladies in Newport Beach.Thanks again.
You sent me my matches on April 1, after I went to a dating session in Wilmington, DE. I meet with a wonderful man and we have been dating since then. He is really a great guy. We are becoming good friends and I am sure and hope it blossoms into more. I am so happy I went to one of the RapidDating nights. Thanks
I have met so many great people through your events! I've been to other similar events, but yours are by far the best - you are the most organized, have the best people and REALLY know how to host and run a fantastic event. Kudos to you guys.
- Boris C., Financial Planner
The Rapid Dating is a great way for singles to meet. It's a fun way to meet many people in one evening and determine if there may be a connection before you actually go out on a date. I met someone in November and things are going great. I think this could be a match. Thanks!!!
- Judy G., Contract Administrator
I had a great time, the concept is great, and not only that, I met a woman I've been seeing nearly every day for the past 8 weeks...and yes, I think she's The One. Thanks!!!
- Larry B., Telecom Executive
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the people who attended. This is the best way to meet lots of great people in one fun night! I recommended it to all my friends - and all of us have had dates!! Rapid Dating eliminates any fear of rejection, which all singles have.
- Clark J., Documentarian/Teacher
I truly enjoyed my first experience with Rapid Dating - what a fun evening!
- Suzanne W., Commercial Finance