We all know by now that when it comes to vintage threads, Dear Pluto is where it’s at. BUT now, the lovely lady behind all the frocks – Emma Daniels – is also making Dear Pluto the place to go for a little loving. Just in time for Valentines Day, Emma is hosting another Dear Pluto speed dating night. Unfortunately, the lady tickets are all gone but guys, if you’re into babes with good dress sense, Dear Pluto’s speed dating night is a must! Get on it.
Taking place on the rooftop at Dear Pluto’s pop up store on Clarence Street, Emma tells me this round of speed dating promises complimentary booze, good tunes and, of course, babes. Tickets are $20 (strictly for under 30s) and can be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re keen, do hurry! Your dream date could be waiting for you THIS WEDNESDAY! If you need a little convincing, here’s what Emma had to say about the evening…
So what brought this about?
I was in a long-distance relationship at the time – it was the next best thing to going on dates myself!
This isn’t the first time Dear Pluto has hosted speed dating. Are you aware of any successful couples as a result?
One couple fled to Chile and got married! I think that’s about as successful a coupling as I could hope for – in love, travelling and eating cake. That was a beautiful day when I was sent those wedding photos. I’m aware of a few other couples who are still together, some 12 months on.
You’re pretty knowledgable when it comes to fine threads. What should people wear on the night?
I think looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. It’s important you make an effort, not for those you’ll be dating, but for yourself. A slick of lipstick and a brightly coloured frock can do wonders for your confidence.
For those who might be a little awkward, what are your three best speed dating question recommendations?
Please don’t plan your questions! Often obvious attempts at quirkiness can come off sounding contrived. The best thing you can do is just relax and be yourself. Be observant of your date and your surroundings and let the conversation run from there. And don’t worry too much about sounding unoriginal; at some point you will probably say to your date, “So, what do you do?” and you have to be okay with that.
Are there any rules for the night?
You’ll have to come to find out.
What would you say to someone who wants to give it a go but is a little nervous?
There will be tunes, babes and booze. You have nothing to worry about. Plus none of our participants are seasoned speed daters, so it’s very likely the hottie standing next to you is just as nervous.
Any advice about good first dates for those who are successful?
Enjoy the sunshine and the knowledge I won’t be there with a whistle, telling you to move on. You have all the time in the world!