On Valentine's Day Metro is pleased to present…Speed Dating on the Red Line!

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All the details are in the above flier and we are certainly glad to help answer any questions for those interested in spicing up their commute, lunch time, rest of their lives, etc.

If you need to see the Code of Conduct, here it is for you ladies and gentlemen out there.

What can happen on the subway romance-wise? Here’s one highly fictionalized account (or maybe not) from a video contest we held a few years back 🙂

Of course, not our fault if a “Bad Romance” ensues…

At this point I’m obligated to write that the above Metro Code of Conduct prohibits most of what’s in the above video. I’m also guessing I’ll be yelled at for posting that sometime in the next 15 minutes :))

Finally, there’s a rumor that Cupid may be making a live appearance on the Red Line next Friday. This is fine so long as Cupid has a valid Metro fare loaded on his/her TAP card and remembers to tap.

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    • Hi Ginny,

      All are welcome! We will not be screening for anything other than your age (please be 18 and over). As long as you have a TAP card and have paid fare, you can participate.

      Thanks,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  1. I think it’s a fun idea with nothing but good intentions behind it, however, I don’t think a lot of people would attend to this event. It could be an amusing experience if you go with a few of your singles friends (just to feel safe) and say you tried something new. Either way, it will definitely be a story to tell. Good Luck!

    • Thanks for your kind wishes, Gali!

      We’re hoping those who are in the DTLA area who are heading out for lunch anyway will drop by…at the very least, maybe try to take some photos with our Metro Cupids.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  2. I think the concept is hilarious and fun! I only wish i worked in the DTLA area to participate in this community event. Keep pushing the limits with innovative ideas and Happy Valentines Day!

  3. I agree with Jane not just on this, but other weekday events. I love Metro and ride it whenever I head into Los Angeles instead of driving everywhere. Some of the events sound great, but always happen way too early for me to make it after work. Somethings starting at 6 or 7 would benefit many of us.

  4. Jane Dear, some of us have schedules where we have every other Friday off, spreading those hours over the remaining 9 days of the 2-week pay period. Lucky me! – that Friday I happily have off! Beware of assumptions, and remember to look beyond ‘the box’! 😀

  5. This is awesome, but unfortunately I work a job where randomly taking a 2 hour lunch isn’t exactly acceptable 🙁 I agree with Vinny above, they should hold this after 6 or 7.

    • Hi Jackie,

      While the event runs for 2 hours, you’re welcome to stop by for as long as you can! Even if it’s just to take a short ride on the decorated train cars.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  6. Hmm…it is tempting, but it’s also an invitation to crash and burn. I’m more of an acquired taste.

  7. What would be really nice is if Metro would not take additional free parking spaces away at the Universal City Red Line Station. Making more and more parking spots permit only is really not a good way to encourage people to take Metro.

  8. […] In an event officially sanctioned and hosted by L.A.’s Metro Transportation Authority, afternoon commuters riding in specially decorated cars on the L.A. subway will have a chance at finding love with the passengers they typically ignore in stoic silence. Metro staff will be onboard to supervise the budding romances, and to remind lovebirds to switch seats every two minutes — you know, just to keep their options open. […]