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Singles invited to Catholic speed dating event in Glasgow

Bachelors and bachelorettes have been invited to a speed-dating event that hopes to help create Catholic couples.

‘Let’s Meet,’ a one of a kind, four-minute-date themed event, is to take place for Catholics aged 21-40 who are looking to find a partner.

Ticket sales are to be divided equally between men and women for the event on Saturday April 6 at Browns Brasserie & Bar, Glasgow at 7pm.

During the event women will sit at tables, with the men rotating around each one in order, allowing the Catholic singles to socialise with a wide range of people.

The attendees will have the opportunity to grab a few drinks in a relaxed atmosphere, and will meet people from various different dioceses.

Organiser Jennifer Convery said the event was born out of the 20-40 network, a project she runs that arranges social events for young Catholics.

She said some people had met their partner thanks to 20-40 events so she decided to set up something specifically to focus on dating.

“This has been advertised in lots of places such as Paisley and Motherwell, so it’s quite a wide geographical area,” she said.

“It’s an opportunity for people to meet others whose paths might not otherwise cross.”

She added that she was inspired to organise the event by her own story of meeting her husband.

“Years ago Bishop John Keenan set up something called One Plus One which was a prayer group for young adults, and I met my husband through that.

“Since it stopped, I was aware that there was no opportunity for other young people to meet,” she said.

The evening is to last for around two to three hours, with a presentation at the beginning and a break halfway through.

It has taken months of preparation and planning for Mrs Convery, who hopes it can be a key to creating some new Catholic families.

She said: “It’s been about six months in the making. So far, around half of the tickets have been sold—so any young Catholics looking for a space will have to get in touch soon before the venue reaches its capacity of 40.”

Mrs Convery hopes that if the event is a success, there’ll be similar ones in future.

“If this goes well we might even think about doing a separate one for older Catholics,” she said.

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