Valentine’s Day saw a meeting of minds this year, as Twoo teamed up with women’s magazine Flair to create a unique romantic extravaganza. Billed as a “Cinematch”, the event gave 300 singletons in Antwerp, Belgium, the chance to mingle before attending an advance screening of the Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook.
This time of year can be a frustrating reminder of one’s single status, so what better time to treat Antwerp’s single men and women to an evening created just for them? Team Flair brought along a selection of their female readers, while Twoo provided a range of dapper gentlemen users – the idea being to match them up over the course of the night.
Our blind dates were settled at tables named after famous couples (Tarzan and Jane, Jack and Rose, Samson and Delilah – you get the idea!), and the event was off and running! Fizz was drunk, delicious nibbles were eaten, and there was plenty of time for our guests to get acquainted before the film began. With a photo booth and love meter on hand to break the ice, it wasn’t long before everyone relaxed and the night kicked into high gear. The icing on the cake? A Twoo goodie bag filled with candy for every couple – the perfect accompaniment to our quirky cinematic finale!
The event was a resounding success, with the party continuing long into the night. And we learned a few things about the current singles scene into the bargain:
- The dress code for a night like this? Mostly casual chic, as it turns out.
- Chat-up lines seem to be on the way out – hooray!
- Food and drinks really do calm the nerves in what can feel like a high-stress situation – one of our users actually went to a bar before he turned up at the Cinematch because he was so jittery…
Anyway, many thanks to everyone who came along! We hope everyone who attended enjoyed it as much as we did. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for a full photographic record of the fun!