Becoming socially savvy
Ready Set Date Toledo puts a twist on speed dating
Gentle-Image Consultant Rita Taylor-Teplitsky
Gentle-Image Consultant Rita Taylor-Teplitsky has some good advice for singles looking to date.
"Even the way you position your legs can make a difference when you're on a date."
Taylor-Teplitsky, personal consultant to the corporate world (like Wells Fargo Bank) and more glamorous clients (like the Mrs. Arizona Pageant), brought her tips and techniques to northwest Ohio with her dating service, Ready Set Date Toledo. This new take on speed dating requires that participants attend a seminar prior to the social event to learn how to become socially savvy before dating.
"Everyone needs a fighting chance. The seminar helps them build confidence," says Taylor-Teplitsky.
The seminars are separate for men and women and are held the same day as the social event, so the tips stay fresh in everyone’s minds. Besides teaching what conversation topics to avoid (sex, drugs, and politics), the seminars cover powerful flirting strategies, effective conversation skills, and guidelines on wardrobe. For those looking to brush up on their dinner table etiquette, a more advanced course teaches everything from how to hold a plate and napkin, to tips for selecting wine.
“Even the people who claim they know about good wines end up taking home the list of what wines to eat with different foods,” says Taylor-Teplitsky.
Each seminar lasts 20 minutes. During the social, men and women are given 5-7 minutes to meet each person and exchange interests and desires. If both participants check “yes” afterward, a match is made and contact information is exchanged.
The best advice Taylor-Teplitsky has for singles: “Be yourself.”
Reservations are required. All events are held privately at:
Hilton Garden Inn in Levis Commons
6165 Levis Commons Boulevard
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Ready Set Date Toledo, 602-909-6563.