Unfortunately, the love bug did not strike everyone."I don't really want to talk about it," said one man sitting glumly on his own nursing a beer.
Den Ort tauschen wir immer wieder aus, um euch Abwechslung zu bieten.Am Donnerstag vor dem Event versenden wir den Ablaufplan.Not put off by the bad luck omens, 60 German singles gathered on Friday the 13th on platform 13 in Berlin's Potsdamer Platz station for a Valentine's Eve speed-dating party with a difference, AFP's Richard Carter reports.Waiting for them on the platform - red hearts daubed on the windows and red, heart-shaped balloons strewn throughout - Berlin's famous "panorama train," transformed for the night into the "Flirt-Express," the venue for Germany's unusual speed-dating party on the rails."I met about 12 guys and I put six or seven down on my list," she enthused.
A man - who gave his age as "late 20s" but no name - also found the evening "really cool." "I wouldn't say I met anyone incredible but it was fun," he said, after putting three names on his flirt-list.
Standing in nervous circles, clutching plastic cups and looking potential partners up and down, the party-goers listen as the Deutsche Bahn moderator runs through the evening's rules.
For Cupid's arrow to strike on the Flirt-Express, it has to be love at first sight.
I think we all have some funny, weird, and not so happy story about dating in Berlin.
I mean, what makes it so difficult to date in this city?
On the ride from Potsdamer Platz, the train trip itself is not the end of the line as flirting continues at a bar in Berlin's trendy Hackescher Markt where, it seems, Cupid's quiver was not completely full.