The buttery sweet Genmaicha or the Happy Tails herbal blend with notes of hibiscus, lavender, and orange are perfect ice breakers.
Sit back, relax and possibly find love with a fellow feline-obsessed cutie.
Blake Love meets Ameet Kamath (left) at an LGBT speed dating event at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. Participants were encouraged to bring their favorite book as a conversation starter.
less Blake Love meets Ameet Kamath (left) at an LGBT speed dating event at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. Participants were encouraged to bring their favorite book as a ...
Though the library welcomed people in their 20s and 30s - much to the chagrin of some who complained about age discrimination on the library's Facebook page - participants were asked only for their names and e-mails, so a variety of characters showed up.
Sharing a book about cooking and a sci-fi novel, 41-year-old Iris Tashjian, who said she came to find "if not love, maybe a book club," walked away with the latter.
Speed dating can be nerve-racking for people who aren't outgoing, said Jeremy Bollinger, owner of Date Switch.com, a speed-dating service in the city for six years.
Still, "it's a good thing to go outside the box and leave your comfort zone. Every five minutes the bell rings, so that's going for you," he said.
The events drew so much interest that the library hopes to replicate them again soon.
Announced at the start of the year, each free event was designed to accommodate 36 people.
Bonus, you can't be considered a crazy cat lady if you're BOTH obsessed with cats.