There’s still time to enter the Ladbrokes attempt to set a world speed dating record at Punchestown this Thursday. And even better, there’s free admission, a free €5 bet and a complimentary glass of bubbly for anyone who wants to take part.
The bookies maintain that the racetrack is the place to find love, with over 15 percent of people surveyed saying that they are eyeing the talent off as well as on the track while the place their bets
To get you in the mood, Ladbrokes have issued some handy etiquette tips for the National “Hunt” Festival:
* Even though you have a better chance of meeting someone special in a bar these days, a drunk date is seen as a turn off by 23% of Ladbrokes Single Survey recipients, so take it handy!
* The biggest turn off for people on a first date finding yourself seated opposite to a “Know it All”. 28% of those surveyed have revealed that this is the reason there would definitely not be a second date.
* If your first date goes well, the best time to wait before contacting your date is 2-3 days according to 63% of those surveyed.
* In a superficial world it’s nice to see that 77% deem “Having a great time” as the most important element of a first date. (Only 23% rate the physical appearance of their date as an important factor)
Shona Dreaper from Punchestown said; “It’s great to see that the single Irish population still prefer the traditional style of meeting that special someone. Almost half of the attendees at Punchestown are ladies and as the old adage goes bring the ladies and the lads will follow!”
To register log onto http://www.punchestown.com/ladbrokesdate/. The Ladbrokes Speed Dating Hurdle goes to post at 2pm.