Poly Bi & Pan Speed-Dating (21+)
EVENT START-END | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
DOORS OPEN | 6:45 pm EDT (Arrivals after 7:20 pm cannot be accommodated)
WHERE | Trident Books, 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
FOOD/DRINKS | The entire Trident menu of food and alcoholic as well as nonalcoholic drinks will be available, with many allergy-friendly options for food and drinks.
PARKING / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | Limited parking lot spots and street parking may be available nearby, but public transportation is recommended.
ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER VENUE DETAILS | Wheelchair accessible, gender-affirming bathrooms available, noise isolation devices used.
COVID-19 PROCEDURES | Due to local infection rates, this event will be open to those with proof of full vaccination, and a mask will be required.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
A lot of y’all have asked us to host another one of these, so we’re hosting another polyamorous speed-dating event for all genders who are interested in dating all genders, for folks 21+!! And we’re SO excited to be at Trident Books! :D
You would probably have a good time at this event if all of the following are true of you:
- You are aged 21 or older and would be happy to go on dates with folks any age 21+ (Hoping to date in a narrower age range? Check out our other events as they become available— we are always adding more).
- You are polyamorous (monogamous events are also often available— feel free to check www.skipthesmalltalk.com/calendar!)
- You would enjoy dating someone of any gender (we have other events for folks who only want to date people of a particular gender)
If any of the above statements are NOT true of you, you might want to see if our other events are a better fit. We do our best to accommodate as many different demographics as possible given limited capacity for our speed-dating events, and we are always working to include more! Any suggestions for how we can be more inclusive? Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is trans-inclusive. We do not tolerate transphobia at this or any of our events.
We can only accommodate a limited number of guests at this event, so please plan to grab a ticket as soon as you think you'd like to join us.
If you're not comfortable joining us in person yet, we've still got fun stuff going on that you'll probably be into! Feel free to check out our full calendar, including online events, at www.skipthesmalltalk.com/calendar
Want to get off your dating apps and meet someone in real life, but where you don’t have to find out that every cute person at the party is unavailable? Do you think that IRL speed dating is generally awkward and weird? So do we. That’s why we’re putting a Skip the Small Talk twist on dating.
Skip the Small Talks are usually **NOT** for dating, but so many of y’all asked us for a dating event that we decided to make an exception!
We'll be offering "big talk" conversation prompts to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you share.
There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale!
Check-in for this event will begin around 6:45 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 7 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible. Please note that there is an arrival cutoff, meaning that if you do not arrive before 7:20 pm, unfortunately you will not be able to participate and we will not be able to offer refunds.
Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here: Skip the Small Talk Safety Policy
NEED ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS?
Trident Books is wheelchair accessible.
We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to us at email@example.com so we can discuss what we can do for you.
We encourage guests to do what they need to in order to feel as comfortable as possible during the event, like taking breaks, eating, stretching, using fidget tools, leaving early, etc.
While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are monitoring COVID rates and our COVID policy is subject to change based on local guidelines. Due to local infection rates, we require that all guests wear a mask at this event, and that all guests show proof of vaccination in order to participate.
WANT TO ATTEND FOR FREE?
We are proud to offer “Understudy Tickets” for free. If you purchase a free Understudy Ticket, you agree to show up to our event at or before 7 pm, check in, and wait until we assign everyone to their first table. If you are assigned to a table, that means you are welcome to participate in the entirety of the event for free! If you are not assigned to a table, it means we regrettably were not able to fit you in, and you are free to do what you’d like for the rest of the night (we recommend hanging at the Trident Books cafe downstairs or checking out Newbury Street, but you’re of course also welcome to head home if you’d like). We never know in advance how many Understudy Ticket holders we will be able to accommodate, but we prioritize who we let in based on who arrives first, so we recommend checking in with us early.
READY TO SKIP THE SMALL TALK WITH US?
Grab a ticket since entry is on a first come first serve basis and we tend to sell out in advance for these-- once we are out of tickets, we will NOT be able to accommodate folks at the door.
Want to see what else is going on at Trident? Check out their events here!
If you want to be the first to hear about our events so you don't miss out on tickets before we sell out, feel free to join the Skip the Small Talk Mailing List