Upon arrival, women attendees get padlocks and men get keys.Each time their hardware matches, its turned in for a new set of hardware and each person gets another raffle ticket for great prizes donated by local businessesor maybe even a date?Orlando usually winds up in the middle tier of such lists, as it did in a recent story measuring life in general and love in particular for solo souls in 40 American cities.The rankings were based on job availability, cost of living, nightlife, coolness, culture, online dating activity and the number of singles in the area. Cooler than Miami, cooler than Chicago, cooler than Los Angeles. Santa Barbara Matchmakings Lisa Darsonval can help.The go-to local matchmaker hosts regular Lock and Key parties that offer a space for matching that is as straightforward as it is creative.
Singles pay a cover charge to meet up in a club where each male gets a key and each woman gets a lock to wear around her neck. The ostensible object of the game is to match them up, but its all just a clever icebreaker.
Women will receive padlocks when they arrive at Red Ox and men will get keys.
Attendees will attempt to match the locks and keys.
The Valentine event scheduled last year had to be postponed because of snow.
This year, Crook's husband is being deployed on Sunday, the day before Valentine's Day, leaving her with little time to organize the event.
Its better than sitting behind the computer to find your match. The Lock and Key format provides a great ice breaker for people to talk to each other.