Single and looking for love?
Historic Downtown Bethlehem might be a good place to be today as several local businesses and an online dating site have a “Matchmakingfest.”
Billed as a miniature version of the world famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmakingfest in Ireland’s County Clare, several downtown businesses will give singles a chance to mix and mingle – or even couples a chance to reignite that spark – from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For singles, the event hinges somewhat on the use of dating cards offered by datingaccessory.com, an Emmaus-based business that provides dating advice and a unique system of meeting people on the run.
On the front, the card says: “You Caught my Eye.” On the reverse of the card a disclaimer reads “If you are involved, I apologize ... please take this as a compliment.”
A representative of the Website will be downtown with a booth to explain the system, while making free dating tips and giveaways.
Downtown businesses participating include:
Ostara - Rose Quartz “the Love Stone” Free!
Accessories Boutique - Wine & Chocolate Samples 3-8pm Free!
Historic Hotel Bethlehem - Mingle or work together as a couple while you build your own beautiful dessert! Will be offered all day in the Tap Room $5 per person.
Melting Pot - Enjoy any of their famous cheese fondues, followed by a decadent chocolate fondue, and enjoy them with their signature Love Martini. $25 per person. Say “Cheese” and receive a complementary picture as a keepsake. 4-7 pm. Reservations Recommended.
American Hairlines - Get Hot Date Hair and a Flirtatious Face! 8am-4pm. $20 Blowouts all day! Also, have a makeup artist give you the finishing touches before stepping out on the town. Schedule a 15-minute makeup touch up to get those bedroom eyes and kissable lips for just $20. Plus FREE image consultations all day and 20% off the perfect POPMART outfit.
Girlfriends Boutique - Free beer tasting with the Bud Light Girls from 1-4pm with freebies! Also free dance lessons in the Main Street Commons from 1 to 4 p.m.
Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites - Moravian “Lot” Matchmaking $1 donation at the Visitor Center. This Moravian matchmaking system would have dictated if you and your special someone would have been allowed to marry in colonial times!
Moravian Book Shop- Book event specials all day!
The Retro Deli - (in the Moravian Book Shop) 2 cups coffee or tea and a cupcake to share! free (must mention the Matchmakingfest).