Head here for Skiddle's guide to dating in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is awash with great venues to meet people, as well as speed dating nights and singles events designed to help you find 'the one'.
People between the ages of 20 and 39 make up 35.6% of Sacramento Public Library cardholders, and although an estimated 61% of the Sacramento county population in this age range has library cards, prior to alt library, engagement with the library amongst this segment of the population was low.
Few people in their 20s and 30s are members of library Friends groups and although traditional adult programs at Sacramento Public Library have always been popular, they have not been as well attended by people between the ages of 20-40.
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Marketing for alt library is mainly online, but when print materials are created they are designed as coasters for placement in bars and coffee shops or have a deliberately homegrown, slightly rough around the edges look.
Every alt library program is designed and implemented by library staff.
In fact, New York Comic Con (NYCC) and other fan specific spaces also do a tremendous job of inverting many carefully crafted social norms.
Some of these programs take place outside of the library or are a little more edgy than typical library programming.
Programs such as Broke A$$ Holidays, Punk Rock Aerobics, and Speed Dating for Book Lovers are deliberately attention getting and designed to subvert library stereotypes.
Today I am, because I make the rules and I can change them if I want to. Uh, because I went speed dating this week, and chances are, you're probably curious about what that is/whether it was fun and if you should try it, and I've got your back. (Note: I've taken measures to protect the some of the innocent, stupid, and/or ridiculous people I met last night.
Also, this story involves complete strangers, and therefore, is unlikely to come back to haunt me.
Surprisingly though, it can be notoriously hard to meet people.