FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does a Lock & Key Event work?
A: A Lock & Key Event is just like a regular happy hour, but with the Lock & Key ice breaker format incorporated into it. These events are not structured or rigid in any way. Once you check in and receive your lock or key,
you're free to approach whomever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like.
Q: How many people go to your parties?
A: We typically garner about 40-100 people at each party. Some events have had 125-150, but the typical size is 50 people. Regardless, you will meet more new people at a Lock And Key party than anything you have ever gone to before and without anxiety!
Q: How many men/women attend each event?
A: LockAndKeyEvents.com monitors rosters for each event to ensure an even ratio of men to women. We can never guarantee an exact ratio of men to women, but it is our goal to make sure that these parties are evenly populated by both genders.
Q: What's the typical age range of people who attend? If I'm outside of it can I still go?
A: No matter what your age, you are welcome to attend any event you wish. But, please keep in mind that most people attending an event assigned a certain age range are looking to meet people within that specified age range.
-Some events are geared towards a 21-39 age range which typically gets an average age range of 27-42.
-Some events are geared towards a 28-50 age range which typically gets an average age range of 35-50.
Q: I'm going! What do I wear?
A: Although many of our parties are after-work affairs and people are dressed in work clothes, you can be a bit casual too.
If there is no dress code stated for the party, just dress to impress.
Q: What do I do when I "unlock" with someone?
A: Congratulations! Once you find a match to your lock or key, you then walk over to the Lock & Key Distribution Station and exchange your old hardware for a new lock or key. PLUS, you get a drawing ticket that gets you another entry into the raffle at the end of the night. The goal is to make as many matches as possible to get more raffle tickets. The more tickets you have, the more chances you have to win prizes...including cold hard cash!
Q: What if I meet someone that I like?
A: We hope you meet several people that you like!
You're free to ask for or hand out contact information on your own. When you check in,
you'll receive a small Lock & Key Pencil and Contact Card on which you can write down phone numbers, names, etc.
Q: The Lock And Key Event I want to attend says it's full, can I still just show up?
A: It is really important that you register or RSVP with us as early as possible. When a party fills (sometimes we have to limit participation by one gender or another to ensure a good gender balance), you will be able to sign up on a waiting list. Here's the order of priority for entry into our parties:
- People who pre-pay have first priority and always gain entry.
- People who RSVP are guaranteed to get a lock or key up until a certain time but do not start out with a drawing ticket. It's free to RSVP, you just pay at the door. Also, the RSVP line takes a little longer than the pre-paid express line.
- Waiting list people take priority over anyone who decides to just show at the door without an RSVP.
- Show at the door without RSVP. People who risk it will not be guaranteed entry. Although it is our intention to get everyone into the party, we simply may not have the space or hardware to accommodate people who show at the door.
Q: What's this about Discount/Promotional Codes? I think I lost mine!
A: Discount or Promotional codes provide you with savings on our admission. These are typically offered through a variety of promotional partners. If you were provided a code but misplaced it, try to check back with the source you heard about the party from.
Q: I'm not single, can I still go?
A: In general, our parties are for people who are single. However sometimes we have specialized social/networking parties where people who are not single attend because our concept is a great way to break the ice and meet tons of new people for a variety of purposes.
Q: I went to the page for my city but no parties are listed, now what?
A: We hold our Lock And Key Events every 1-2 months. If your city does not have one scheduled, Join our Mailing List so we can give you the heads up before we advertise the party to the public. We do not sell our list and it remains private.
If you have further questions please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org