Paktor Speed Date Night presented by Paktor and Sagiko was held at Q4 Bar (Ho Chi Minh City) on November 30th, where 484 young singles set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ world record for the Largest Speed Dating Event, beating the previous record set in New Zealand in July 2013. Each participant had a 3-minute date with 24 other participants, which included numerous local celebrities as well as singers from popular local band V-Music.
Paktor Speed Date Night was witnessed and adjudicated on site by Mr. Mark McKinley from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. He shared, “Today, we broke the record for the largest speed dating event… we did have to disqualify quite a lot of people because they did not fill in the forms correctly. But I’m glad to say that today, Paktor and Sagiko managed to bring 484 (qualified) entrants together to speed date, which is a brand new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title. You are officially amazing.”
The event witnessed a significant social media burst with hundreds of posts and check-ins throughout the night on the Paktor Speed Date Night event fan page on Facebook. Paktor’s Founder and CEO Joseph Phua commented, “The strong online presence of the Paktor Speed Date Night is an example of how Vietnam youth are highly tech-savvy while socially engaged in the real world: A rare and valued characteristic that presents Vietnam with a bright future.”