My sister told me about these new parties in the California area (she lives in CA). They're Unlock Parties. People pay around $25 to go to the party. Once there, you get a lock to wear (if you're a girl) and a key (if you're a guy). You mingle, trying to find your match. Once you do, you turn in your hardware and get new hardware, along with a raffle ticket. At the end of the night, the raffle tickets yield awesome prizes.
What ever happened to meeting in dark bars where you didn't know and couldn't see anyone? LOL! Back in my day, this same sister and I went to a grocery store with a singles night. Needless the say, the guys hanging out at the produce were a little 'strange' but hilarious.
Guess times have evolved. Nothing like a weird party to get things going, eh?
Have a great day!