Women will receive padlocks when they arrive at Red Ox and men will get keys.Attendees will attempt to match the locks and keys.After all, it was his event that began the start of their new life.

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Lock and Key events, described as a fun, interactive way to meet potential love interests, have been held at venues in nearly 100 cities around the country.

Fridays gathering at the Red Ox Tavern in Utica will be the second Lock and Key event thats been held in the metro Detroit area.

For every match you make, you will be entered to win a raffle prize which include cash, manicures, candles, comedy passes and complimentary admission to future Lock and Key events.

There is no limit on the amount of time you can talk with someone, and you can choose to get a new lock or key after youve made a match.

The latest face-to-face dating service fad to turn up in Orlando: Lock and Key Events (lockandkeyevents.com).

Singles pay a cover charge to meet up in a club where each male gets a key and each woman gets a lock to wear around her neck. The ostensible object of the game is to match them up, but its all just a clever icebreaker.

We hope that in the future this can happen in Detroit too. Until they met by chance at a birthday party in an Orlando bar, Aaron Bean and Katie Merrigan counted themselves among the thousands of singles in Orlando. If we hadnt met just then, it wouldnt have worked out, says Aaron. The Internet bristles with an arsenal of dating apps and surefire matchmaking algorithms.

Magazines and websites produce periodic Best Cities for Singles stories that judge communities mainly on how easily their unattached residents can become attached.

As the night unfolded, I began to realize this concept is quite genius!

After watching the crowd (who were all so friendly), they were so much more receptive to one another than the usual club gathering.

The Valentine event scheduled last year had to be postponed because of snow.