The latest face-to-face dating service fad to turn up in Orlando: Lock and Key Events (lockandkeyevents.com).
Singles pay a cover charge to meet up in a club where each male gets a key and each woman gets a lock to wear around her neck. The ostensible object of the game is to match them up, but its all just a clever icebreaker.
Judging from the popularity of the events (attendance has doubled at each new gathreing) this formula for love seems to be working.
Fridays gathering at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica will be the second Lock and Key event thats been held in the metro Detroit area.
So says a Harris public opinion poll that cited in awarding us sixth place in that category.
We dropped the ball elsewhere, however, and wound up sneaking into the roster at a modest 27th overall.
No awkward hellos here so the conversation can just flow (and love can begin! Did I also mention the numerous, successful relationships and weddings that all began from a single Lock and Key event.
One happy couple even invited the owner of Lock and Key, Darren, to their wedding in Italy.