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Omaha Public Library will offer Speed Dating on Valentine’s Day

Omaha Public Library will offer Speed Dating on Valentine’s Day
January 31, 2014
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the people we love, but it may feel more like a slap in the face for singles who are looking for a relationship. After all, they just survived the holidays alone, enduring questions from family and friends like, “Why are you still single?” and comments like, “You aren’t getting any younger.” Just when it seems the worst has passed, St. Valentine arrives with his arrows, roses and dinner date specials. However, there are some options… One might hunker down with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, watch cheesy movies and wonder why dating can’t be easier; or perhaps rally other single friends and paint the town red! Or… they could do something about their single status and head to the library!

For the fifth consecutive year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) is offering speed dating, a fun and easy way for Omaha area singles to meet several potential dates in one evening. Single people, ages 25 and up, are invited to attend Speed Dating at Your Library on Friday, February 14, 7 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St.

Each participant will have three minutes to chat with a potential match. If two people mutually indicate interest in each other, they will be given contact information to schedule a real date on their own. OPL’s speed dating event is for people who are looking for an alternative to the bar scene or simply a way to meet new people. A cash bar will be available at the event. Participants will also be provided with conversation starters.

New to the event this year is the opportunity for more ages to participate.

“We’ve learned that there is a demand for this event with individuals over the age of 45, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they want to be paired with someone who is 25,” said event coordinator Amy Mather. “This year, they will be able to self-select the age range in which they would like to date.”

Also new this year is the location. Due to the popularity of the event, it has relocated from Benson Branch to W. Dale Clark Main Library downtown to accommodate more daters.

The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Refreshments will be served and fantastic door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. To register for this fun-filled event or for more details, visit or contact Amy at 402.444.3399.

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