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Dating From Home
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day. You told yourself you wouldn’t be spending the holiday alone this year, and yet COVID has messed up another one of your plans. Long story short, you’re scrambling for a date and sick of endlessly swiping through Tinder. Lucky for you, as long as you’re a single between ages 24 and 46, the new dating service Dating From Home has got you covered. On Feb. 14, join other D.C. daters in a series of 3-minute video speed dates hosted by DFH. While events are normally moderated by founder Sam Karshenboym and his adorable pup Ollie, this time the group has partnered with District Trivia and Trivial Rush to incorporate trivia between meetings (though don’t worry, the dog will still be there). And if you happen to find that special someone—75 percent of daters match at their first event, apparently, so the odds are in your favor—DFH will set you up after the event for a second date. So dust off your best attire, brush up on your trivia skills, and get ready for a Valentine’s Day event well-suited for COVID times. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. Registration is available at datingfromhome.us. $18. —Hannah Docter-Loeb