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?
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.
Orlando usually winds up in the middle tier of such lists, as it did in a recent story measuring life in general and love in particular for solo souls in 40 American cities.
Sometimes people dont want to approach someone they are interested in at a club, but at Lock and Key, thats the whole point so there is no awkwardness.
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.
As the night unfolded, I began to realize this concept is quite genius!
After watching the crowd (who were all so friendly), they were so much more receptive to one another than the usual club gathering.