I felt a bit uncomfortable but as I saw the other speed daters I felt more at ease.
Needless to say, I had to wait a few months for an event that I could attend.
Some of the events are “younger women older men”, “singles with advanced degrees”, ”older adults” and “young professionals.” I’m graduating in May with my bachelors and just turned 21 so “young professionals” seemed like the one I can be least out of place.
I felt more comfortable at this point because I met another girl there who never tried speed dating before, she wasn’t looking for anything serious and didn’t expect much from it. As we entered the bar some of the servers asked why there were so many pretty girls and not so handsome guys. As the event began the host explained to us how it works.
She explained the rotations and how to pick your match after.
It’s something I never really said out loud however it’s definitely something I was always curious about.
The whole concept of speed dating is pretty interesting.
If you’re a female you basically sit down and have 10-15 males rotate around you every five minutes.
Five minutes can go very quickly if you’re having a great conversation or it can feel like an eternity if the conversation is going south from the start.
I feel the same way, it’s probably something I wouldn’t do again but it’s something I wouldn’t not ever do again either.
My final thought on it is that it’s a great way to have fun and meet people you wouldn’t have met otherwise.
The format for such an event involves short, 3 to 10 minute face-to-face sessions with each available match, during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like.