As soon as Sam Oglesby stepped onto the Red Line car with roommate Jack Meighan, they introduced themselves to a nearby woman and began talking over the din — the roar of the train and the unusual chatter of nearly two dozen strangers. Two Metro cupids in red and white costumes, wings and all, made rounds with passengers who rode from Union Station to Hollywood and back on designated cars adorned with hearts, garland-wrapped poles and cupid window stickers. Enthusiastic Metro employees welcomed ladies to trains that lacked them or pointed out men to mingling women. A man in a neon vest blew his whistle to signal a switch every two minutes with a rhythmic shoulder shake. Media and Metro employees swarmed some of the emptier cars, but the energy was high on many trains, with daters standing in the aisles or chatting in groups.
Metro Hosts 2nd Annual Red Line Speed Dating Event
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Welcome to Denver's singles community. If you are looking for fun singles events and activities in Denver and metro area then you are in the right place. Our events are designed to bring together fun and active singles in a safe and relaxed environment. Forget about filling out questionnaires or swiping! It can be virtually impossible to gauge the chemistry you have with someone through the Internet.
Senior speed-dating isn’t for the faint of heart
Passengers interested in speeding dating can wear pink wristbands and board cars adorned with red hearts. After two minutes, they're free to find a new seatmate. Or, if the mini-date really goes off the rails — they can get off and wait for the next train.
Valentine's Day would be pitiful and meaningless if it weren't for various companies trying to subtly promote their brand through get-in-love-quick schemes. That's right, free speed dating on the City of Angels' finest public transportation service on Valentine's Day morning. How did any of this seem like a good idea to anyone? More importantly, who the hell would actually do this?