Rande Motyl



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Speed Dating is an modern and time-effective method of meeting other singles live, face to face. Isn't that better than wasting your time on internet dating sites??? ;) Only if you meet in person, you will find out if there is some chemistry. We offer various age categories for Czech and English speaking. Always check our website www.expats-date.cz for a current list of speed dating events in Prague and Brno.

The speed dating events of Rande Motýl are held in various locations in the center of Prague and Brno. One of our flagship locations is the Zizkov Tower - just a short walking distance from the namesti Jiriho z Podebrad.

During one evening you will meet up to 15 other singles. There is one welcome drink (beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage) and a guarantee included in the price of the speed dating event. Guarantee means that if you don't pick anyone you will get the next speed dating event for free.

How does speed dating work

The rules of speed dating are quite simple. A group of singles gathers at a cafe or similar venue. Armed with a nametag with a nickname, a scorecard and their sparkling personality, they are paired up and their first date begins.

Following four minutes of conversation, a bell is rung, the men proceed to the next lady, and another three-minute date begins. The ladies always remain at their own tables.

Following each date, participants mark on a card whether they would have an interest in meeting their date again. If a mutual interest is noted, meaning that the person you have picked has also picked you, speed-dating organizers provide each party with the other's contact information (email and nickname).

From that point on, everything is up to you. You arrange to meet and start getting to know each other better.

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Horrible service

posted by Alena Novackova PragueCZ
20:08:51 26/12/2017

Mrs Jana Olivová behaved in really horrible way. I asked her not to taky any pics of me and she was rude and she took lost of pictures of me and when I tried to turn back when she came again and again with camera to me she screamed at me! Horrible. She will use your pics everywhere do not go to her events!

Dating in the cloud! =)

posted by Maxim.Kuznetsov
23:11:10 16/07/2015

Last event was really cool and exciting! There were many nice check girls here, and - surprisingly - one girl was even from Russia! =) Not to mention the place itself was beatiful and romantic - Zizkov Tower, from where the whole city is visible like on your palm =) It was an amazing feeling - to sit at the window, sipping a cold drink and chatting with girls! Surprisingly, I've noticed that some of then knew each other; before event started they were talking to each other like an old good friends usually do! Which means, I believe, the event becomes more and more popular (I have been there several times and know =) ). So, great thanks to the organizers, thanks for your attention and - see you next time there! =)

Rande Motyl--Surprisingly Pleasant Experience

posted by Anonymous
20:08:53 31/05/2011

Never tried speed-dating before and had reservations about the whole concept. Frankly, it seemed a bit daunting: Say something interesting about yourself in less than four minutes and hopefully not be found lacking? Yikes. But after attending a Rande Motyl event I came away pleasantly surprised by the experience. It was well-organized, attended by a diverse group of people, and had an easy atmosphere about it. And not getting picked by folks I liked and wanted to match with actually did not sting the ego as much as I had imagined.... In fact, it was encouraging to know that I could take chances like this and come away just okay. It may not be everyone's cup of tea for making romantic connections, but it's certainly a harmless and fun/quirky way to meet new people, practice the art of making interesting small talk (or selling your self/brand), and spend a few hours on a Sunday night. Give it a try. What have you got to lose? PS: BlackBear, Your assessment of the event and its organizer Jana was unfairly harsh and illogical in some regard. Take the time to reconsider what your expectations were and how they were ill-matched with the concept of speed-dating and how much of the circumstances Jana could control. Seriously, for example, how can you expect her to enforce the promptness or qualification of the other participants?.... And taking shots at her accent and denigrating the attendees as "corporate cogs"? Man, grow up.

Organizer bribes people to write good reviews!

posted by Anonymous
08:08:31 23/05/2011

Warning! Before reading other reviews please bear in mind that the organizer offers a 50% discount to customers for writing positive reviews. This review was not vetted by her because I am not intending to go again. (1) The woman in charge was humourless and unfriendly, even by Czech standards. She barked out the rules in heavily-accented English which was difficult to understand at times. Her English was good enough to organize the event, but not enough to create any warmth or atmosphere. (2) It would be difficult to find a less appropriate venue. Rows of people sat facing each other across small tables in a modern cellar. There are many beautiful old pubs in Prague, but this wasn´t one of them. (3) The acoustics were bad even before people started talking. When the event got going the echoes and background noise made it very difficult to hear what the other person was saying. Other people complained about this. It would have been particularly difficult for people speaking a language they didn´t know well. (4) There was no attempt at all to create a friendly atmosphere. Events like this work best when there is some chance to mingle informally. Although there was some time to mingle, nobody did in practice - they simply kept to themselves and went home afterwards. (5) The event was disorganized. Although everyone was told to arrive early, we had to wait a while because some people had apparently chickened out at the last minute. I imagine that this usually happens, and could have been foreseen. There were more men than women, although it took a while before the organizer noticed this. (6) Most of the women weren't expats (even though this was billed as an expat event). I had gone specifically because I was tired of meeting Czech women whose main interest was practicing their English and getting free drinks. There was one English woman and one Canadian woman, plus a couple of Russians. However, the rest were seriously boring “corporate cogs”. The guys seemed much more interesting: this probably reflects the huge imbalance in the expatriate population. (7) Because of the imbalance mentioned above, I suspect that this would be a good place for expatriate women wanting to meet expatriate men.

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Response from Jana Olivova, Rande Motyl:

I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your speed dating experience. While I am convinced that speed dating is a great way to meet people, and the overwhelming majority of people have a positive experience, it is certainly not for everyone.

In any case, I would like to address some of the concerns you raised in your review. To begin with, the 50% discount for writing a review is not intended as a bribe, but a small incentive for people to actually write something. Many people choose speed dating because they lead busy lives. So, even if they have a great experience at the event, many of them simply won't take the time to write a review. And obviously, if someone writes a negative review they don't plan to come back anyway, so it's pointless to offer them a discount.

"Disorganization"

I having trouble understanding how some people arriving late - or not at all - can be attributed to my lack of organization. I do tell people arrive at least 15 minutes before the event starts. But I don't think it's unreasonable to wait a few minutes for people who might be running a bit late. Unfortunately, it does sometimes happen that people who have registered don't show up at the event. I cannot predict the number or gender of the people who will not come. But I do try to take it into account, by ensuring that I have at least 12 pairs registered for each event. So, I can be reasonably sure of meeting the minimum of 10 (and usually there are more than that). And yes, sometimes there are more women than men, and vice versa. At your event it happened to be vice versa. Again, I cannot predict this.

I apologize that my English isn't up to your standards. But please try to remember that you live in the Czech Republic. I am also disappointed that you found my demeanor less than satisfactory. I have to speak loudly enough so that all 20-30 people in the room can hear me. Moreover, I have a lot to explain in a short period of time. I try to be friendly and put a bit of humor into the presentation. But the point is to make sure you understand how speed dating works, so you can get the most out of the experience. You first complain that I am "barking out orders", and then later that the event is disorganized. That seems to me somewhat of a contradiction.

It seems you were also unhappy with the arrangement in which "Rows of people sat facing each other across small tables". But that is pretty much the definition of speed dating.

"Bad acoustics"

True, that has been mentioned in few reviews before. Inevitably, once 20 - 30 people start talking at the same time, it will become loud. In my opinion it is still better than trying to talk to someone in a club or a music bar. And we do have the entire cellar reserved only for our group.

"Time to mingle"

Once again, I cannot control how people behave. Sometimes people mingle more than others. The most important thing about speed dating is that it gives you the opportunity to "break the ice" and chat with each person in the room for a few minutes. It doesn't guarantee that the conversation will continue afterward. It is up to you to follow up during the break or after the event.

"Most of the women weren't expats"

In the description of the event it clearly says, "Nationality does not matter, but you must speak English. For expats, or those wishing to meet expats." Anyway, you said yourself that four of the ten women you met were expats. To point out the obvious, that is forty percent - not bad, considering that you live in the Czech Republic. In any case, most of the men attending these events do so precisely because they want to meet Czech girls.

Last, but not least, was it really necessary for you to disparage others in the course of writing your review? You managed to insult not only me, but Czech women as a whole, and most of the remaining people at the event. These "boring corporate cogs", as you call them are often doctors, lawyers, engineers and managers, as well as a wide range of other professionals. Yet we also have our share of university students and language teachers.

Rande Motyl Speed Dating

posted by barbarella
16:04:24 12/07/2010

I´d seen speed dating on TV and movies, and wasn´t really sure what to expect when a friend invited me to join her at a Rande Motyl event. I was pleasantly surprised by how well-run and professional the evening was. I attended one of the basic expat events. The restaurant was a good location in the center of the city, with a large room and lots of small tables. We ladies were invited to arrive earlier than the men so my friend and I sat and sipped our drinks while the men arrived. The instructions were clear—threeish minutes to chat and then decide if we wanted to meet again. We were each given an alias so that we wouldn´t have to reveal our names if we didn´t want to. The conversations I had varied between slightly uncomfortable and really enjoyable. The nice thing was in knowing that there was no obligation on my part if it wasn´t working out. Three minutes is a short time when it´s going well, but it´s a relief when it´s not. I liked the freedom of moving on—which isn´t quite what happens when you meet someone in a bar. Speed dating was a much easier, less stressful alternative than hitting the clubs. The organizers were great and had clearly thought things through and/or learned from past experience. When both people say yes to each other, you receive an email (which was waiting for me when I got home) with their email address. The men were instructed to contact the ladies (saves some frustration and confusion) and the aliases, although somewhat humorous, were helpful. I would happily do this again and have recommended it to several of my friends. It´s an appealing idea, and, I have to say, great in execution too.