The event is actual speed dating, in which prospective daters will have five minutes to sit across from each other and try to make the perfect first impression.
However, hidden among the daters will be a few "serial killers" just "dying" to meet them.
It is up to the daters to determine if they are sitting across from a potential match, or a murderer!
Throughout the evening the serial killers will try their best to tamp down their primal urges to kill, while also keeping their eyes on their favorite singles.
Annual membership fees range from 3000 to 10,000 yuan, and over 40,000 lonely souls have signed up to its associated website. One hundred yuan bought me past the front desk, into an open space with plush booths for strangers to sit and talk.
Woo Me is fast, in that you can only chat for 5 minutes, then you move on to someone new.Calligraphy hung on the walls: 让世界充满爱 (“Let the world be full of love,” a song lyric). The night kicked off at sharp with a game called “five hundred seconds.” Sixteen ladies sat down in a circle of high stools, arranged facing out.There was no bar, only water bottles for two yuan behind the registration desk. Sixteen gentleman stood in an outer ring facing in — one of them, yours truly, the only foreigner there.Singles Day is mostly about online shopping sales now, but there are also a spattering of singles’ events in Beijing on the night.Speed dating is increasingly popular in China, as young urban people in full-time jobs try to find a compatible life partner. The Happiness Singles Culture Member’s Club (“The Home of Single Friends”) is a singles’ club in north-east central Beijing, around since 2003."The response has been incredibly positive so far," said Abel Horwitz, creator of Serial Killer Speed Dating, "and we wanted to throw a party for the holiday of love, or Single’s Awareness Day, however you choose to celebrate." Horwitz and his performers (who remain secret, as they will be interacting with the daters) have noted that the mystery of a potential killer sitting across from you brings a unique edge to each date."Part of the appeal of speed dating is that you get a face-to-face date," continues Horwitz. It’s chosen for the four number ones of 11/11, an appropriate date to be dateless.In a country with 118 boys born for every 100 girls, the main function of the festival seems to be making all of China’s single twigs feel inadequate. ” to a handful of partnerless Chinese friends, I got back the same curt reply from three: “Sleeping.” I’ll know better than to ask next year.Cheap, fast, easy - thats what online speed dating is all about!Lava Life is a well known dating site with over a million members, and they just added speed dating to their site!