This year, Gurgaon decided to do something different on Valentine’s Day. So the roses and chocolates were chucked for sessions of speed dating and a salsa dance workshop.
And the venue? Where else but the happening Cyber Hub.
Organised by a dating app, the event witnessed Gurgaon-based working professionals register themselves for speed dating sessions, where five guys and five girls would interact with each other one-on-one for three minutes each. At the end of the three minutes, each guy would move to his left and talk to a different girl, trying to strike up a conversation.
And Gurgaonites thoroughly enjoyed themselves, after all the whole aim was not to find the ‘it’ match, but to just have fun on the day dedicated to love.
One of the participants, who didn’t want to be named, told City Spidey, “This was a great way of meeting new people and getting off the computer. Meeting people face-to-face is always a refreshing experience.”
Speed dating was followed by a salsa lesson for couples conducted by Delhi-based dancers Shilpi and Sumit at the amphitheatre in the entertainment zone.
Here’s what one of the participants had to say about the energetic dance sessions. “This is really a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day. We got training on a few basic steps, and we took on from there. This is really better than a movie-and-dinner date.”