Finding romance in 3 minutes

By Angelis Barrios-Montalvo

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Valencia students got to search for their soulmates without ever leaving the SSB Patio.

On Feb. 11, in the looming shadow of Valentine’s Day, Student Government hosted “A Timed Romance,” a speed-dating event aimed at connecting West Campus students to one another.

There was one long table set up with chairs on each side, and two-sided cue cards with suggested questions that the prospective young lovers could ask each other to break the ice.

According to Courtney Wilson, the SGA Press Secretary, the idea arose when a male student asked her “why don’t you guys do something so we can meet more girls?”

A number of students said they attended the event for the opportunity to meet new people.

Nardo Baldwin, one of the participants enjoyed the event, “This should be done more often, with different takes on it,” he said.

One of the most popular features was “foto-licious,” where a student’s picture was printed on edible paper and then wrapped around a white chocolate bar.

Students could also get their picture put on teddy bears to give to their Valentine.

A complaint that arose from students centered on what they believed to be a lack of advertising for the event, many students were unaware the event was taking place until they stumbled across it.

Photo By Karen Raffaelo, Valencia Voice