The celebration begins with a Match Your Key Mixer. Usually the women get locks and wait for the men to approach them with a key. At tonight’s party, for the first time the men get locks and wait passively for the women to approach with their keys. Those who find their match are eligible to win prizes. Dance party follows, where the women are encouraged to ask the men to dance.
“Single women have lots of complaints about single men,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. “One of the biggest is that men turn them down when asked to dance. How rude! At our Sadie Hawkins Day Celebration, men will NOT have that option. Sadie Hawkins Day is a wonderful opportunity for single women to be assertive and get what they want in life, rather than follow the disastrous strategy of playing hard to get. ”
Rich Gosse, author of eight books on dating, is available to the news media to discuss Sadie Hawkins Day and dating by calling 415/479-3800.
Sadie Hawkins Day, an American folk event, made its debut in Al Capp’s Li’l Abner strip on November 15, 1937. Sadie Hawkins was “the homeliest gal in the hills” who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin’. Her father, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch, was even more worried about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life, so he decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town’s bachelors, with matrimony the consequence. By the late 1930s the event had swept the nation and had a life of its own. Life magazine reported over 200 colleges holding Sadie Hawkins Day events in 1939, only two years after its inception. It became a woman-empowering rite at high schools and college campuses, long before the modern feminist movement gained prominence.
The Sadie Hawkins Day Celebration is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization;
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