Los Angeles Times | Jessica Gelt:
The news is alarming. Five minutes prior to the start of a speed-dating program called “Drawn to You” at the El Segundo Museum of Art, organizer Chelsea Hogan confides that no men have RSVP’d. It is a January evening, Friday the 13th — a nightmare dating scenario.
Eight women mill about the museum lobby, carefully dressed and nervously snacking on a cheese and veggie platter laid out beside bottles of Champagne and wine. Speakers in the gallery rock low strains of a romantic playlist including “True” by the 1980s new wave band Spandau Ballet, and fragrant perfume drifts through the air… Read more
Image: Quick, draw your date’s face! Speed-dating singles were supposed to use short drawing exercises as their ice breakers at El Segundo Museum of Art. The only catch? No men showed up. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)