Speed Dating helps Gamecocks find a Valentine

 

newsJP Wood, Staff Writer


With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the SGA looked to play matchmaker on Wednesday night as they hosted a speed dating event in the TMB auditorium. Dozens of students turned up, looking to find new friends and potential partners in time for the 14th.

Those attending were given a set of rules, (like don’t exchange phone numbers or last names) a scorecard, and 4 minutes to make their case to the person sitting across from them. VP of student senate Will Milner, who participated, said it’s a great way to meet new people.

“Especially if you’re not even looking to go on a date and you’re just looking for new friends, which is what a lot of people are here for.”

The scorecards allowed students to score the people they met on a scale of 1-10, and were turned into SGA at the end of the night. The SGA will use the information to tell attendees who they “matched” with before Valentine’s Day.

According to SGA President Kasey Gamble, the SGA is always looking to give students the opportunity to get out of their dorms and meet new people.

“With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we wanted to do something for people to meet their date and then bring them to blacklight mini golf next week.”

Blacklight Mini Golf will be the SGA’s next event, which will take place next Tuesday the 12th, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Leon Cole Auditorium.

On hand to help the SGA was JAMM Entertainment, who has helped put on JSU events in the past, like paint parties and silent discos. JAMM teased to The Chanticleer a future event which they weren’t allowed to talk about yet.

“We’ve got a surprise coming up in a couple months, we’re doing something really amazing for you guys here on campus”.

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