Luv Byrd founder Mike Keshian told the Summitthat strangers will be paired up to hit the slopes based on color-coded armbands that denote skiing ability and age.
If only the armbands would also reveal the daters who are most likely to spend the ride monologuing about an ex before revealing that, damn, they left their wallet at the lodge, so would you mind treating? Tickets are and include not only the lift ticket but also a free beer, which, thank God.
“It was an opportunity for GMs and guys who are in the front office to finally get in front of players they never had a conversation with, but they’ve seen play for years.
So that was a great opportunity for both sides.” “It’s very unique,” said Garrett Temple, who signed with the Kings earlier this month.
“You get to meet 11 club executives and sit down face to face and look them in the eye and explain to them what your aspirations are.
You can really understand and learn about a person in three minutes about how they carry themselves and the questions they ask.” Added Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool, who was one of the 11 front office personnel, “I never thought I’d be part of speed dating at all, much less speed dating with basketball players.
I tried to get past his looks and really listen to what he was saying, but it only made me stare closer into his mouth as he spoke and start to obsess about his teeth.
The event welcomed 200 attendees in 2015, and organizers are expecting at least that many this weekend.
If the prospect of speed-dating doesn’t already sound like a death-defying feat, why not try speed-dating at a terrifying height with no (nonfatal) means of escape?
On Saturday, the dating site Luv Byrd — which we are relieved to report is designed to connect outdoor-sports enthusiasts, not birds with the humans who love them — will host their second annual chairlift speed-dating event in Colorado.
But none are like the speed dating that took place inside the Vinoly Grand Ballroom at the Vdara hotel during Vegas Summer League.
Twenty-one current and retired NBA players, as well as former WNBA All-Star Adrienne Goodson, interacted with 11 front office personnel during a one-of-a-kind speed dating exercise to pitch themselves for future positions.