A little over a year ago, after an event at Track 16 at Bergamot Station, a couple came up and introduced themselves. They had enjoyed several of our events, but specifically wanted to share that they had met at a Live Talks Los Angeles event, started dating and were engaged. How cool, we thought. Maybe more of that happens at our events that we are not aware of. Or maybe we can instigate more of that.
Today, we are excited to announce our new partnership with JDate — the largest and most successful online Jewish community. Our partnership offers the thousands of JDaters in Los Angeles exclusive access to all Live Talks Los Angeles events. As part of the partnership, JDate members receive 15 percent off all Live Talks Los Angeles events. Select events will also provide singles the exciting opportunity to participate in JDate’s “VIP Blind JDate” program, which allows JDaters to enter a contest for a chance to be matched up on a blind date with another member, while enjoying an exclusive meet-and-greet with a featured guest appearing at Live Talks LA. In fact the only way to get a ticket to our sold out James Franco event this Sunday evening is by winning the JDate blind date contest. Among other things, the two winners will receive premium tickets to the event, an exclusive meet-and-greet, and an autographed copy of his book.
Live Talks LA is a stage for stories to be shared — both on stage, as well as in the audience. We’re excited about our partnership with JDate and look forward to welcoming JDate members to our various Los Angeles venues. We feel such events are great connectors and an opportunity for people with similar interests to meet and connect, as well as a venue to be introduced to voices one might not be too familiar with, much like a first date!”