CAT Speed Dating

By Chelsie Gastright, Organization Editor

February 6, 2013

CAT Speed DatingLast year, Campus Activities Team introduced the High Point University family to speed dating. Twenty-four students showed up to try their luck at finding that perfect someone for Valentine’s Day.

After a successful first year, they are bringing it back for a second go. The Farmers Market is playing host to this year’s CAT speed dating event on Feb. 13 at 9 p.m.

Speed dating, as the name implies, is when a group of men and women go on quick, three to five minute dates, and then decide if they want to see anyone they met again.

Last year, CAT had a few dozen students in attendance. Each date lasted three minutes, and at the end of the night CAT members worked hard to assign each student with a compatibility match.

Cassidy Cloyed, the new CAT advisor, said that she believed that at least one couple went out on a date as a result of their compatibility match last year.

This year, CAT has made sure that every student is prepared in advance when they arrive at the speed dating event by hosting Dave and Ethan, comedic college dating coaches. The pair will be teaching the art of love at 9 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Extraordinaire Cinema.

Cloyed laughed while suggesting that students going to see the dating coaches a week before they attend speed dating could help them learn to “practice their sweet moves” on their lucky date.

CAT hopes that this year the speed dating event will be improved from last year, with snacks and raffles occurring throughout the night as well as some of the smaller details fixed. They also hope to get as many people involved as possible, increasing the chances of helping students find their perfect date.

If you are still looking for that special someone for Valentine’s Day, leave social media and online dating sites behind, and try your hand at face-to-face speed dating. After all, what do you have to lose?


For more information on CAT, visit them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on speed dating, you can email current CAT president Emily Guffey ( or CAT advisor Cassidy Cloyed (