It's Singles CPR time again: Get Red Cross certified, eat fancy truffles, drink fancy drinks, and maybe meet someone who will let you put your tongue in their face.
(No, you do not get to practice CPR on real people at the training. That would be gross.)
Word is there are twice as many women as men signed up; how do you like THEM odds, internets.
Or, you know. There's always Trenita.
Press release 'n' details after the jump. Also, surprisingly difficult to find sexy CPR videos.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Quirky, cool and definitely not your typical singles event.
After a successful first run on Valentine’s Day, the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross will again offer Singles CPR — a chance to learn the skills to save a life in an informal, interactive setting that’s perfect for mixing and mingling.
The class will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland, 1022 SW Stark. Participants can register online, see photos and read a review at www.oregonredcross.org/SinglesCPR.
“We’ve already heard from one couple who met at our first Singles CPR class, and I have no doubt there will be more to come,” said Lise Harwin, communications director for the Oregon Trail Chapter. “Given that the inspiration for Singles CPR started with the ‘missed connections’ section of Craigslist, we’re excited to now be making connections of our own!”
While the real reward might be finding true love, class participants will also enjoy complimentary beer and wine from Widmer Brothers Brewing and Sokol Blosser Vineyards, and truffles from Pix Patisserie. They’ll also receive a free two-week membership to the Portland Mercury’s Lovelab personals and, most important, Red Cross certification in CPR. Due to the fact that beer and wine will be served at the event, registrants are asked to bring identification to prove that they are 21 or older.
Singles CPR is part of a series of new takes on traditional CPR classes. Other special tracks include Comedy CPR — scheduled for April 17 — and LGBTQ CPR, coming in May 2009.
For more of the history behind Singles CPR, visit www.oregonredcross.org/CPRromance.