I’ve always believed that dating is a numbers game wherein you have to kiss a large number of frogs, so Speed Dating seemed like an efficient way to evaluate the toads.
When the Miracle of Google turned up a “Single Jewish Professionals, 23–33” event only 10 days later, I felt like it was fate.
I forked over my and wondered how bad it could really be? ” Juicebox, yeah, I’m the organizer but randomly ask other people if they’re the organizer. Well, an attorney who boxes semi-professionally for fun.
When the day arrives, I don a suitable work-sexy outfit, duck out early to meet my cousin for an early drink to celebrate her birthday, briefly and unsuccessfully beg her to come with me, and then walk to the bar where the event was being held. I wander back out to the bar because wine could only help this situation. This is Single Jewish Professionals, 23–33, after all.
A member of the opposite sex has to talk to you for at least four minutes, and so this encourages the most nervous types of daters.
People who wouldn’t normally approach the opposite sex in the real world. But the problem with speed dating, is that often the women who are attracted to speed dating events are VERY different to the men.
Some questions I have thought of are:1) Since we don't have much time, do you mind if I go to right to the big questions I have for you?
2) Tell me what you think would be an ultimate first date? If this were a dating site, which category would you put yourself in? If you think that's good you should try meeting people daily in real life. I've never been to one of these, the reason being that I don't want to pay for it as I am not overly serious about finding anyone - I'd be more into it for the entertainment of it. So the ladies did not get their fair share of one to one time dates.
So I am trying to think of ways to cut right to the important stuff.
But as the years have gone on, the popularity of speed dating has dwindled … Unfortunately, the reality of modern-day speed dating, is that whilst most of the events take place in bars, the general crowd, particularly the men, are not people who are comfortable in bars.
The very nature of speed dating means you have a captive audience.
as if it was some sort of freakish accident, but it wasn’t really.
I very deliberately did not date because I had some stuff to work on, and I was busy, and, well, I can procrastinate like anything. My half-Vulcan jerkbrain kept trying to talk me out of going, so I made a list: The only real cons were that it would be a decidedly hetero evening (bi-invisibility = meh) and oh the CRUSHING TERROR. (9) Some of the attendees were too terrifyingly awesome for words.