The business of matchmaking has always looked for new ideas. And dating parties, popular in the West, and even in Bangalore, seem to have arrived in the city, sneaking into what’s socially acceptable. Delhiites can now attend these parties and walk out with a hot date. hitchh.com, “India’s premier dating site”, recently set their matchmaking scene in one of Delhi’s best-loved pastimes: a party. Their inaugural ‘padlock party’ had every girl carrying a tiny lock, and every guy carrying a key. The plan was to mingle around, flirt, and test the locks and keys for the right click. In the process, you ended up meeting several singles of the opposite sex, and maybe even establishing that elusive ‘connection’. An outdoor party on a chilly night with great food, free flow of alcohol, and an entry charge of Rs 1,650—all this and the possibility of meeting your perfect match? Too good to pass up. It is very good of you to inform us of these kind of so very sought after events. More so, when there hardly are any! But also, please note that paying 3000 Indian National Rupees for a party is not every one´s cup of tea. We need more choices, and better ones!