, February 08, 2011

Speed Dating at the Washington Auto Show by Glenn Campbell

Kudos to the Washington Auto Show for adding a little “Sex And The City” flavor to this year’s event. The show partnered with the capitol’s 200,000-member social networking group, Professionals In The City, to offer the nation’s first speed dating go-round at an auto show. Popular Washington Post columnist, “love guru” Carolyn Hax kicked it off with a Q &A session, then the males went from car to car in the General Motors exhibit while the ladies stayed put (No doubt in the driver’s seat). One female participant said the excitement of the show and the new cars made it, “a perfect icebreaker; there was no trouble making conversation.” Post-event participants gave the event three stars out of a possible four stars and Professionals in the City prexy Michael Karlan said comments included, “awesome”, “fun” “exciting” and “enjoyed the privacy” He said they had a decent turnout for a weekday night and they would welcome the opportunity to do it again next year.