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Season 2, Episode 5 – ”Fast-Track to Love: Exploring Speed Dating and Other Dynamic Dating Events with Sarah Payne”

Season 2, Episode 5 – “Fast-Track to Love: Exploring Speed Dating and Other Dynamic Dating Events with Sarah Payne”

Get ready for an exciting episode of “How to Love Successfully” as Dr. Mari Kovanen  sits down with the lively Sarah Payne, a true expert in the world of speed dating events. Sarah’s journey into this realm is like a whirlwind romance itself, sparked by a spontaneous invitation from her tutor to dive into a summer internship at a speed dating company. Throughout her five-year journey, Sarah has become an ardent advocate for real-life connections in the age of digital dating.

Join the conversation as Sarah spills the beans on how speed dating events really work, offering insights into the swift but impactful four-and-a-half-minute conversations that participants engage in. She unveils the magic of these encounters, emphasizing the value of keeping an open mind and seeing beyond first impressions. Not to mention, Sarah’s company doesn’t just stop at regular speed dating. Get ready to be wowed by the array of themed events, from wine tastings to quirky parties, catering to everyone’s tastes.

With an infectious enthusiasm, Sarah and Dr. Mari remind us of the beauty of in-person interactions. They debunk the myth that dating apps are the only way to go and highlight how speed dating brings back the charm of real connections. The episode leaves you eager to explore the varied events Sarah’s company has to offer, all in pursuit of meaningful connections that make your heart skip a beat.


Sarah Payne’s bio

Sarah has been a speed dating events manager and cupid’s minion for over 5 years.

I am a hopeless romantic and an advocate for helping singles to meet face to face rather than through a phone screen. 


Contact Sarah:

@speeddaterevents – speeddater 

@snazzy123_ – personal 

@solos.bar – passion project



Time stamps:

[00:53] Sarah shares her background and how she got into running speed dating events 

[02:14] Sarah explains the structure of speed dating events

[03:37] Tips from Sarah on how to make the most of speed dating events

[07:38] Sarah and Dr. Mari discuss the importance of considering different types of events to find meaningful connections.


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Conscious Dating Coach

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