Preregistration is requested but not required, but please feel free to come into Dry Hills Distillery anytime when they are open to sign up for the event. This gets you a drink ticket for any custom cocktail for the evening. Come and enjoy some great custom cocktails and take a chance to meet someone special before Valentine’s Day!

You are welcome to come at any point during that time as they will be having an icebreaker social prior to the event, starting around p.m. and each date will be about 3-5 minutes long depending on how many participants!

For some this may in fact be true, but for me, it’s far from fact.

Traditonal dating video

This series of four studies examines the online dating process, similarities and differences between online and traditional dating, and the impact of emotionality and self-disclosure on first (e-mail) impressions of a potential partner.

Results indicate that the amount of emotionality and self-disclosure affected a person’s perception of a potential partner.

But we're sure your Instagram is flooded with perfectly-filtered flower and teddy bear photos, your Twitter feed's filled with sickeningly sweet hashtags, and love statuses abound on Facebook.

Yet this Valentine's Day may not be as traditionally romantic, one study says, as social networks and online dating take the place of time-honored courtship.

If you turn on the television or watch any movie geared towards college-aged people, there is one common story line: The “hookup.” It seems so prevalent in this age-group that it’s been coined the “hookup culture” where college-aged people are engaging in more bedroom activity than in past years.

There’s a perception that young adults are abandoning the traditional relationships in favor of quick and easy hookups that require no long-term commitment. Research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln defines a hookup as “the slang term for casual intimate encounters outside of dating or exclusive relationships” and typically involves intimate encounters that are unplanned and uninhibited.

We find no evidence of substantial changes in sexual behavior that would indicate a new or pervasive pattern of non-relational sex among contemporary college students. The “hookup culture” is nothing more than whatever our parents were doing in college … Are you worried about what your kids will be doing once they reach college?

Photo credit: Free Digital Source: “A New Standard of Sexual Behavior?

The bond created between potential partners takes a different path than normal dating relationships.