It has never been done here in Tuscaloosa to our knowledge." Burgett said that even if you're in a relationship, you can get in on the action by donning a black or purple arm band to say you're taken (meaning you'd clash) and joining the private party.
Everyone's relationship status will be identified by their arm bands or the color they're wearing.
Michal decided on the seven-minute date duration after researching speed-dating and finding many such events went with a similar time frame.
At Hate It or Date It, female participants sit at separate tables, each of which are outfitted with a candle, pair of dice and a card containing Michal-penned Ice Breakers questions, numbered one through 12.
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(The candle is to set a relaxed vibe and the dice to pick the next Ice Breakers question.) After seven minutes are up, Michal, who goes by "Sweet T" at her DJ and host gigs, triggers a sound effect, such as a "Family Guy" sound bite, and the male participants move one table to their right to begin a new mini-date.
Participants, who can use their real name or an alias, carry a "date card" with an accompanying Hate It or Date It identification number.
After each seven-minute woo, each person writes down their date's name, ID number and either yes (as in "I'd like to see them again") or no (as in, well, you know.) After the guys have made their rounds, date cards are submitted to Michal. start), Hate It or Date It presents entertainment for the night – local rock band The One Night Onlys is set for Jan.
If someone you found to be a "yes" also indicated the same of you, Michal contacts both parties via e-mail and/or phone within the next two days with their match's contact info. 10 and Huntsville comedy troupe Comedy Mayhem for Jan. At the first Hate It or Date It, Michal says most of the participants were in their 20s.