Lady Luck takes the stress out of speed dating to ensure a fun, friendly experience.Meet single queer/lesbian women on mini dates and make new connections for romance and friendship.Learning from the previous experiment we decided to rent out the whole place.
A number of them had met each other through the Asian Women Feminist Group and would seed the formation of Asian/Pacific Sisters, one of the earliest and largest grassroots organizations at the time at the intersection of lesbian and Asian.
The newsletter titled aimed to connect, support, and build the Asian/Pacific queer women’s community in the San Francisco Bay Area, long before the advent of social media.
It was when a friend told Pollar that she had switched from hoping for “a date this year” to “a date this decade” that the seed was planted for Matches That Matter ( — Pollar’s “slow dating” alternative to the personal columns, connecting online, speed dating, Starbucks encounters and lunch or dinner meet-ups.
“I saw it was virtually impossible for the men and women I knew to meet someone single, let along have a chance to get to know a person well enough to perhaps like them,” she says.
And what about those who fall into the category of a certain age — over 40?
Oakland’s Odette Pollar, a never-married go-getter entrepreneur (who says only this about her age: “I’ve definitely had my 50th birthday”), has long been intrigued by the quirks of the dating game.I want someone confident in who they are, who knows what they want out of life and is not afraid to go and get it. Date: 4/22/2017 Time: 5pm to 12am Location: Mission Rehearsal AKA “5051 Mission” and “Sons of Italy” Event Hall 5051 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94112 [map] (1 block away from the intersection of Mission/Geneva) (ADA-Accessible) Via BART from Balboa Park Station: 15 min walk to venue 5 min bus ride (8, 28R, 43, 54) to the intersection of Mission/Geneva Via Muni: 14 Mission Lines stops in front of venue 8, 43, 54 Lines stop 1-1/2 blocks from venue From the freeway: Take the Geneva/Ocean Exit from 280.Tickets cost advance, last 3 days and at the door.For more information, read the frequently asked questions on the Lady Luck website and read the testimonials from our past events!But the vibe was a happy one, with people talking away.