29th, 2004 - Cupid.com, Inc., a leading online dating company, today announced its acquisition of Pre-Dating Events , LLC, the world's largest speed dating company. Pre-Dating.com) holds local speed dating events for single professionals in nearly 70 metro markets."This is a landmark acquisition in the world of online dating," said President Eric P. "We're building a bridge between the online world and the off-line physical world to unite local singles more successfully than any other dating service." "We searched for the perfect singles event. " commented Noelle Schmidt, Cupid.com's VP Operations. Today I am, because I make the rules and I can change them if I want to. Uh, because I went speed dating this week, and chances are, you're probably curious about what that is/whether it was fun and if you should try it, and I've got your back. (Note: I've taken measures to protect the some of the innocent, stupid, and/or ridiculous people I met last night.
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About Cupid.com, Inc is a leading online dating site promoted exclusively through radio advertising in over 200 markets in the US and Canada. Cupid.com, Inc is a subsidiary of Regional Help Wanted.com, Inc About Pre-Dating Speed Dating Pre-Dating is a pioneer in facilitated event introduction concepts and offers speed dating and lock and key events. In the past several years a number of companies have sprung up to offer these events.
Pre-Dating gives singles a chance to briefly meet and speak with each other before going on an actual date hence the catchphrase, "Before you date, Pre-Date!
In addition to the speed dating event business, Cupid also acquired from Pre-Dating its Lock and Key Party business located at It is the Ultimate Ice Breaker Party where 100 to 300 singles attend and the women get locks and men get keys.
This interactive mixing concept facilitates dozens and dozens of introductions while participants try to unlock one another to win cash and prizes.