Groupon Seeks Guinness Record for Speed Dating

500 tickets to be sold for Paris Club event

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 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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