Speed dating quest

Santa Barbara Matchmakings Lisa Darsonval can help.

The next Lock and Key party takes place Sunday, May 26 from to 3pm at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and also launches Darsonvals Meet the Matchmaker series that will be held monthly, when the expert will be on hand to answer questions about dating in Santa Barbara and to connect singles during polo matches.

But these stories are generally cobbled together out of statistics and polls compiled and analyzed by journalists who never set foot in the towns theyre writing about.

So we consulted with some dating experts and single people who are here in Orlando for a few firsthand observations and options from the front.

So says a Harris public opinion poll that cited in awarding us sixth place in that category.

We dropped the ball elsewhere, however, and wound up sneaking into the roster at a modest 27th overall.