You'll meet other people in your age and interest group through a series of face-to-face six minute "pre-dates" in a private area at a local upscale restaurant/bar. Augustine, FL July 10: Tucson, AZ July 10: Philadelphia, PA July 10: Columbus, OH July 10: Orlando, FL July 10: Baltimore, MD July 11: New York City, NY July 11: Westchester, NY July 11: Detroit, MI - view all speed dating events - "Hi Pre Dating: Myself and Theresa (pictured) were the first couple to chat at a Honolulu Pre Dating event (venue All-Star Hawaii) in March of last year.
After a successful "match" and quick exchange of e-mails, I asked Theresa to a local concert.
(Source: "Assiah" by R' Yehudah Henkin, [XV 3-4 59-60, Iyar 5657]; see also "Mahrsha" Brachos, 3a, s.v.
"Mishmarah.") There is also a Kabbalistic notion, based on the Zohar, that whenever a husband and wife have relations properly and in the proper time, it metaphysically results in a child and brings down a worthy soul from Heaven.
There are differing statements in the Talmud regarding this.