XfactorDates Singles Parties

The following text was on the singles parties page on the xfactordates.com site prior to the company going into liquidation in July 2012. The page explains what should happen at one of their singles parties.
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How a Singles Party Works At an Xfactor Singles Party guests are guaranteed a fantastic night out with a twist. Taking place at exclusive bars and clubs, these evenings are filled with activities to set the right mood and get everyone mingling! Aimed at professionals, these events are the perfect way to meet plenty of like-minded single people in a relaxed party atmosphere. We ensure our Icebreakers are always on hand to relax and mingle with daters, whilst also playing cupid to ensure everyone has a good time. Before the Singles Party Once your booking has been made via the fully secure website, you will automatically receive an email booking confirmation detailing the location & description of the venue, together with an explanation of how the evening runs. If you have any questions or are a bit nervous on the evening, don't worry - remember everyone’s in the same position! Things have been going fantastically and we're moving in together! Hurrah! We met at the London event in July (singles night), he says he saw my photo on the wall and just knew! He came to find me, we chatted for the rest of the evening and then he called the next day and we've been together ever since. We have tons in common, both work in the media and are having an amazing time. So thank you! It does work and I am so glad I came to an Xfactor event or I never would have met the love of my life! Nicci, London, 31 During the Singles Party Guests are greeted on arrival by our Hosts and are registered from the guest list on the door. Armed with their Guest Pack, Daters are then escorted to the bar where they are welcomed by our Icebreaker hosts with a complimentary drink. As you explore the numerous activities taking place throughout the venue, such as Speed Dating, Lock and Key and the Polaroid Encounters Wall, simply give a Flirt Card to any guests with whom you feel there might be some chemistry. All of the activities at a singles party are there to help daters mingle and be introduced to one another and are fully optional, so you can chose which activities suit you! If you don’t fancy taking part in the activities, you can always just sit back at the bar, mingle with other guests, or strut your stuff on the dance floor – whatever takes your fancy!! Our club DJ will be playing a mixture of the latest dance sounds until the early hours, so come prepared to party the night away. Polaroid Encounters Wall Guests have their “head and shoulder” photo taken on arrival and the pictures are then displayed on a giant wall known as the “Polaroid Encounters Wall”. Browse the wall and simply leave your Flirt Card for the guests you are attracted to - remember to keep checking to see who’s left you their Flirt Card throughout the evening & to collect all the Flirt Cards that have been left for you at the end of the night. Lock and Key Lock and Key Parties are the fun, new interactive activity for singles. We take a regular Happy Hour and mix it up to create to the ULTIMATE Ice-breaker. The Ladies are issued with a small padlock and the guys a Key. It’s simple – approach any member of the opposite sex that you are attracted to, in search of the Lock/Key that matches yours! Once you find a match, you’re free to flirt with them for as long as you like. Then, simply return the lock/key to the distribution desk to receive another one and you will then be given a ticket for the main prize draw and the chance to win a number of great on the spot prizes. The great thing about Lock and Key is that you can keep searching for as many matches as you like and the more matches you receive, the greater your chances are of meeting a mutual attraction! At a Lock and Key party, guests have the perfect Ice-breaker, so there is no excuse not to approach that good looking guy at the bar, or that gorgeous girl in the corner! Throughout your quest you’ll potentially meet around 50 or 100 people of the opposite sex, so the possibilities are endless!! Speed Dating 10 speed dates in 30 minute sessions, running throughout the evening - 3 minutes to impress and be impressed! Tick guests on your Flirt File who you "click" with and if you both agree that there’s a spark, you’ll be able to contact each through the Xfactor website after the event and view each other’s personal profile. After the Singles Party Remember to take your Flirt File home with you and log back into our website to enter all of your attractions. If someone you have “ticked” has also ticked you, then you both have a "match"! The website then enables you to then view all your matches & also see a more detailed profile of each - including a photo, to jog your memory! You can then get back in contact with your matches via email, if you wish to arrange meeting up again.