The objective is, by the end of the session, to meet someone that you would like to go out with on a date-date; in this scenario, the speed date is considered your pre-date, so if it goes well, then book an evening with the object of your affection!night, I will be having a bit of fun as I welcome Elite Speed Dating‘s Fritz-Gerald Morisseau as my guest on Solo in the City Radio.

(Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press) Navdeep Bains, Canada's minister of innovation, science and economic development, met with reporters in Davos this afternoon and declared it to have so far been a "very productive" visit to the World Economic Forum.

But quantifying productivity in Davos is difficult.

In addition to chatting with Kevin Spacey and Bono on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first day included meetings with executives from Royal Dutch Shell, Facebook and Microsoft.

Matchmakers around the world will mostly agree that a first date should only be a brief encounter; what I call the pre-date, to establish if you are interested in going on an actual date. It’s like the three stages leading up to the purchase of a new pair of shoes: First, we look in the window and admire; then we try them on and admire the look (like a first date); if we are smitten, the next step is walking around (trying out subsequent dates) to see if the “shoe fits.” And then we head to the cash register, if we’re sold on the relationship.

For most, we have to go on a lot of those first pre-dates, searching for what I lovingly call the “hmm moments” of intrigue, before we meet someone who we are interested enough to want to go out with.

By the time we get dressed for the occasion, drive to the location, and have our “45-minute” pre-date, we have invested at least an hour and a half, only to decide, more often than not, that there was absolutely no chemistry.

What if, for the same amount of effort as heading out on a pre-date, you were guaranteed the possibility of meeting ten times as many people in that same 45 minutes? It’s a simple concept: An equal number of male and female participants, paired up, and every five-to-sevent minutes you change partners.

In order to ensure equal numbers of men and women at our events, everyone must register in advance.

If you need to cancel you may be eligible for a refund or event rain check, based on our cancellation policy, provided you contact us before the event day.

Upon successful registration we will email you a confirmation with the event details.

For questions about the Event email Michael, your Tampa Bay Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator or to register by phone call 813-423-1493.