The latest Orlando club to try it out, appropriately enough, is the Icebar.
Last year, the holiday was overshadowed by heavy amounts of snowfall, dampening its spirit, said Lori Crook, event coordinator of Baltimore's Lock and Key events.
No awkward hellos here so the conversation can just flow (and love can begin! Did I also mention the numerous, successful relationships and weddings that all began from a single Lock and Key event.
We dropped the ball elsewhere, however, and wound up sneaking into the roster at a modest 27th overall.
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.
Women will receive padlocks when they arrive at Red Ox and men will get keys.
Attendees will attempt to match the locks and keys.