Valentine’s Day was hosted with a twist at Fourways Mall this year with 5FM, Clapham Gold and Chevy Spark celebrating the single side of love.
448 speed daters attended the event in Johannesburg in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of speed dates happening at one time. A simultaneous event was held at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town, with 432 daters attending.
Dates lasted 2.5 minutes and participants were given the opportunity to date 5FM DJ’s and Vuzu TV presenters in each of the five Chevy Sparks parked at the venues.
The record was broken twice in one night – first in Cape Town and then in Johannesburg after approximately two hours of dating. Official confirmation of the success is still pending by Guinness but is expected over the next few weeks.