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HurryDate: The Race for Love

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No time to find that special someone? Check out HurryDate, a speed dating service that hosts parties at fun spots around the city. The set-up is pretty typical: you have brief one-on-ones with about a dozen "dates," and a whistle blow indicates it's time to move on to the next potential love connection. Everyone gets a scorecard to mark "yes" or "no" after each date's name, you enter that info. in the HurryDate website, and then they match you with the people who liked you back.

Everyone posts a profile and picture on the site to help you recall who exactly you had that riveting 5-minute conversation with. We'll tell you more later in the week after we do a little hurrydating of our own. Gulp. Here are a few upcoming parties, can't tell you which one we'll be infiltrating!

Thursday, July 12th - The Hideout in Santa Monica
Men ages 24-32; Women ages 21-29

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Wednesday, July 25th - Social Hollywood in Hollywood
Jewish Singles: Women 30-40; Men 35-45

Thursday, July 26th - Zu Robata in West L.A.
Men and Women Ages 25-35

Tuesday, July 31st- Pinot Bistro in Sherman Oaks
Men and Women 40+

The cost is $37, but you can get a 35% discount by entering the code HOS5637 when you RSVP online. Check-in starts at 7:30pm and the HurryDating begins at 8pm. Appetizer and drink specials at all locations.