In 2009, in sadder times, I had a first-and-final foray into speed dating ‘for research purposes’.
Indeed, it was a ‘Speed Dating for Young Professionals’ evening hosted by Rachael Chan of fame.
Former banker turned dating coach Willie Booker said he was surprised the event had been fully booked as women could easily meet foreign men in Lan Kwai Fong without paying a big fee.
Discover what they are fans of in life, their favourite Mandarin Oriental moments, and enjoy a selection of engaging portraits and films created by society photographer, the late Lord Lichfield, and the award-winning portrait photographer, Mary Mc Cartney.
It was promoted widely as taking place at the plush hotel in Central.
But after a storm of social media criticism over the women-only charges and, it is understood, a flood of calls to the hotel, just hours before the 8pm dinner started organiser Rachael Chan Ying-lam of HK Speed Dating was told she wasn't welcome.
‘Nifty Networking’ – Athena’s networking version of speed dating This runs as a completely separate event in the UK and it’s fast, furious and fun. You will meet a new business contact every 180 seconds, and in just three minutes you will exchange introductions and request one of these A, B or Cs of Nifty Networking: • Actionable Request• Business Introduction• Collaboration Opportunity You will have the opportunity to share and listen to each person – so that you can see clearly how you can help each other.
If you fancy trying it out and you aren’t jet setting off – book now as we need to keep numbers at 25 max for the session to work. The session is structured so that you will have time to meet everyone individually!