Not strictly a destination for heavenly buns, much-loved burger joint Burger Burger will play cupid this Valentine's Day (well, a few days before) with its annual Blind Dates event.
Over the past six years the burger joint has held the matchmaking event as an antagonist to online swiping and questionable dating terms like 'kittenfishing', 'ghosting' and 'breadcrumbing'. The Valentine's celebration invites singles to put their hearts on the line to see if they can meet their next hunk of burning love (or date for the night, at least). In past years the speed dating event has attracted singles by the hundreds for food, drink and mingling.
Hopefuls this year will be able to enter themselves or a single friend into the dating pool via the Burger Burger website. From there, the expert matchmakers will choose lucky lovers to attend Blind Dates parties in Auckland and Christchurch to partake in hosted speed dating, followed by mingling, awkward chats, drinks and nibbles, and hopefully a few sneaky pashes.
The Auckland event will be held on Wednesday, 10 February.
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