In the end, there were a couple more guys than gals in a group of about 40.Two women dropped out because they’d found themselves in relationships since they purchased tickets. The assembled crowd, mostly Caucasians in their early 20s through to early 60s from around the Bay Area, mingled over appetizers in the Space Lounge, an area separate from the restaurant.(A word on the food: mostly fried and fatty, with salsa laden with raw onion.“Then there’s no explaining or defending to do, you’re both on the same page.” Wednesday night’s meetup was aimed at heterosexual adults 21 and over, though Brighten hopes to hold events for gay folks in the future. For those who left “looking for luv” to the last minute, tickets at the door cost .
Karine plans to change it up by limiting it to different age groups and having one for the gay and lesbian community.After some preliminary schmoozing, the women were asked to sit on bench seats and men sat opposite.Each “pair” had a chance to chat for three minutes. After the allocated time, each male slid down a seat and a new conversation began. At the end, each guest could jot down the names of any person/s of interest, which were then passed on to Brighten.The event was from pm and went to about 12am, but time flew by.After mingling over vegan eats provided by Saturn Cafe, everyone sat down at long tables, the men across from the women (this event was heterosexuals only) and rotated at the round of a bell every 3 minutes.And even if you can find people with the same way of living, it then comes down to connection and attraction. On Wednesday night I attended Berkeley's first Veg Speed Dating event at Saturn Cafe, which was put together by my amazing eco-vegan Karine of Karine Brighten Events.