Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Speed Dating Becomes Laughing Matter

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lovelorn singles have a reason to laugh again thanks to a San Francisco comedienne.

That’s because Susan Alexander has launched a new business called Singles Who Mingle, which combines speed dating with comedy.

Alexander, a marketing-professional-turned-stand-up comic says she realized regular speed dating events weren’t breaking the first date tension, so in June she began holding her own events where she gets the singles to feel loose by telling comedic anecdotes while they wine and dine.

She says the Mingles have been successful and plans to launch an all gay version on Sept. 7.

Alexander, who says she has a lot of gay friends, will measure the success of her gay events by seeing if any participants continue dating past a couple weeks because, in her words, “Two weeks is a long time for gay men to date.”

Alexander also plans to bring Singles Who Mingle to the Big Apple when she relocates to New York in a couple months.

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