Filipino Advocates for Justice invites all our single allies and friends to “take a leap” in your search for love and new friendships by joining us on February 29.
WHO: Single & Straight* friends, family and community members age 30+
WHAT: take a leap: speed dating mixer and FAJ fundraiser
WHERE: Spice Monkey Restaurant, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland (Webster @ 17th)
WHEN: Leap Day, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6:30-8:30PM
WHY: just for fun, to meet new friends, and, maybe, to find love
* If you are not straight and are interested in participating in future lgbtq speed dating fundraisers, please email aktacdol [at] gmail.com
RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN OUR FUNDRAISER IN TWO STEPS:
- Fill out this Google Form with your information so we can best match you: Fill out this Form
- Pay $40+ (it is a fundraiser, so please donate generously!).
You can pay online: Click Here
You can also drop off or mail a check at: 310 8th Street, Suite 308, Oakland, CA 94607.
NOT SINGLE? PLAY CUPID IN THREE STEPS:
If you are NOT single you can still play cupid by sponsoring a single friend to attend the event or just donating to help make this event happen!
You can do it in three easy steps:
- Fill out this Google Form with your information so we know you’re playing cupid: Fill out this Form
- Get your friend to fill out this form so we can best match them: Friend to fill out this Form
- Pay $40+ (it is a fundraiser, so please donate generously!). You can pay online: Click Here. You can also drop off or mail a check at: 310 8th Street, Suite 308, Oakland, CA 94607.
Speed dating is a fun way to meet other singles! At a speed-dating event you will have several ‘speed’ dates that last 7 minutes with other singles interested in getting to know you! There couldn’t possibly be a better way to meet people than through face-to-face conversation, with the advantage of letting certain individuals know right away that you are interested in meeting with them for a second time, and the benefit of not having to commit to a second date until after you’ve had some time to think things over.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You will RSVP for our speed dating fundraiser by submitting a google form with some general details of who you are and what you are looking for in a significant other. When you first arrive at the actual event, you will check-in and will receive a name tag and a “matchcard.” For the ladies, there will be a number to indicate the table or location where you will be for the duration of the event. Tables are numbered and clearly identified. For the men, you will have a series of numbers that will identify the tables or locations where you will be sitting.
When the event begins, you will meet with your first date for 7 minutes. When this time is up, a bell will ring, signaling the men to rotate to their next speed date. Halfway through the event, a 10-15 minute intermission is held to let everyone at the event openly mingle with each other.
During the event (whenever you feel comfortable), you will mark “yes” or “no” on your matchcard next to your speed date’s name indicating whether or not you would like to have contact with that person again in the future. You have the option of identifying if you would like to contact them for friendship, or more, or not at all! Within 48 hours of the event, FAJ organizers will exchange the phone numbers of only those individuals where both dates said “yes”. Remember: You have complete control over who will receive your phone number. If you indicate “no” to any individual on your matchcard, your personal information will not be given out to that person.
In addition, if you happen to see someone you would like to meet before, during, or after the event, there will be a space on your matchcard to write down their name. You may want to take advantage of the intermission!