More than 150 Pre Dating parties too place in 92 cities in the US and Canada on Wednesday evening, February 8th in celebration of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.
In all, nearly 3,000 eligible singles participated in the record-breaking event, which equates to more than 36,000 6-minute speed dates during the evening. Straus, President & CEO of said, "We know that singles want to find someone special with whom to share Valentine’s Day.
Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.
An eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, although he lost the 2008 relay gold medal about nine years after the fact due to a teammate's doping disqualification.
Record Breaking This attempt is to break the current record for the largest speed dating event that consisted of 464 participants which was held in .
"Going on a date in search for your better half isn't something that just happens by itself; it's something you actively seek.
He has helped Jamaica to three 4 × 100 metres relay world records, with the current record being 36.84 seconds set in 2012.
Bolt's most successful event is the 200 m, with three Olympic and four World titles.
Each celebrity will join one of the 15 dating groups of 40 people each and will have 20 dates with other participants.
After the speed dating session finishes, participants can mingle and enjoy each other's company and a great night of music performed by international artists.