What is speed dating?
It’s a way for a group of single people to mingle and talk. This is a no pressure environment usually held at cafe, small hall, or back of a restaurant. It is fast-paced allowing each couple to talk/date for approximately 8 minutes depending on how many people are participating. Speed dating eliminates the bar scene that discourages people from meeting new people. It’s an environment of like-minded individuals who are interested in dating and meeting a potential companions.
How does it work?
Each member will have an assigned number, name tag, scorecard, and pencil. There will be an assigned number on each table. Each person will be given starter questions just in case they have difficulty sparking a conversation. After the time is up, the host will announce it’s time to move on to your next date. The woman will stay with her assigned table and the guy will move onto the next number, until he has met each women.
If there is a mutual interest, the host will provide the each party with each other’s email. After the exchange of information, it is up to the participants to arrange the next date.
Who invented speed dating?
Speed dating was invented in 1999 by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo, it was based on the Jewish tradition of chaperoned gatherings for Jewish single.
Does speed dating work?
Yes. But you have to have an open mind and willingness to see thing through with some one you’re interested in.
What if I am not interested in the person?
You make small talk with the person and once they move on you check no you don’t want to exchange information. There is no guarantee that your going to like everyone that you meet. You should be cordial and respectful because you would want the same for yourself.