Groupon Seeks Guinness Record for Speed Dating

500 tickets to be sold for Paris Club event

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011  |  Updated 8:43 AM CDT
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Groupon is known for saving you dollars but can it also help with your love life?

It could happen on Feb. 8 when Groupon, Players Sports Group and HurryDate.com have teamed up to try and break a world record at the "Largest Speed Dating Event."

It all goes down at the soon-to-open Paris Club (59 West Hubbard) from 7-11 pm.

The massive event will be hosted by B-96 radio personality Showbiz Shelly and the tunes will be provided by DJ Matt Roan.

And of course, the tickets will be sold on Groupon. Beginning Wednesday at 12:01 a.m., 500 tickets -- 250 for women and 250 for men -- will be made available on the group buying web site at $40 for $85 worth of speed dating.

The women will stay put as the men cycle through the room participating in 25 three-minute-long dates.

A hosted-bar party follows the speed dating portion, where you can hopefully follow up with that special someone who caught your eye.

Talk about a new definition of a "cheap date."

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