I don't know the first real thing about the dating game. I don't know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.
I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Perhaps it could be you?
Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people.
Turbo1566 has not specified any interests yet. Why not get in touch with them to find out what interests they have?