We try to keep it kind of light -- if it happens, great, but if not, no big deal. Normally men rotate [between dates], but we allow the men to sit still and women to rotate.
How does it work, and what's different about Sassy Socialite speed dating? We realize when you meet someone, usually it's physical. We realized women like to strut, show their curves, show their outfits.
We decided we wanted to do something a little different.
What's most challenging is trying to get enough men -- and getting men to realize we aren't trying to marry them off.
Not so many people are going to business meetings or the grocery store and meeting people like they did back in the day. Typically the men are looking for someone for that night. For more information about registering, see the Facebook event page.
The guys here, they're nice, but I think the women have put themselves out there so much that some of the men don't know how to date and be respectful.
It's the interactive and FUN way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match...just to have a great time! Grab a cocktail and get ready to Unlock Your Possibilities.
Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the ULTIMATE ice breaker theme. With your lock or key, you now have a reason to talk to anyone and everyone you want!
Before they knew it, Newsom and her friends, Chara Walker, Charisse Parker and Candice Taylor (who asked that we not use her real name), had started a full-fledged event planning company called the Sassy Socialites.
They soon added a fifth woman, Janine Gray, and have been working together for the past three years.
Huff Post spoke with her to find out what's so great about having 30 dates in on night and whether the Detroit singles scene is really as bad as they say. But once they get there, and they're doing things, they're like, "Oh, I really enjoyed myself." People always say the dating scene, the bar scene, is boring.
Normally when you go to a party in Detroit guys are just standing there and girls are prancing around, they're not talking to each other.
It's the Socialites' jobs to loosen everyone up with prizes, icebreakers and the occasional tequila shot.