by Laurie Gerber “I’m not good on first dates” “I always pick the unavailable ones” “I’m the type of person that…” Suspend your beliefs, theories, worldly perspectives and personal histories for a moment …and consider this: What you think about, you bring about.
It is also totally ethical and the completly opposite to something sleazy or ‘adult’ – so don’t be put off by the name!
Speed Dating was invented by a member of the Jewish Church, in Florida, in the late 1990’s.
He had been worried that not enough young Jewish people were meeting and marrying.
It gives you the chance to meet up to 20 members of the opposite sex (sometimes more sometimes less) in just one evening and each one in a ‘mini date’ setting – tables of 2 are set up around the room and the men move round and spend about 5 minutes with each lady We ensure that people are courteous and polite to each other at all times, that you don’t get pestered for your phone number, that there is no rejection for anyone and that no one knows anyone else’s results You will be issued with your own ‘Match Sheet’ and quite simply you tick on your sheet the people that you like and would like to see again You can choose ‘date’ or ‘friend’ categories – depending on how you feel and whether there is an instant attraction for you or you feel that your feelings could grow.
At the end of the night, you can vote on which station you enjoyed the most. Be prepared to meet some great people, learn about American culture and have a lot of fun!
In these days when people go out to drink and let their hair down rather than with the serious intention of meeting someone, if you are single a Speed dating event can fill the gap and give you the chance to meet that perfect partner.
Where else can you get the chance to meet between 16 and 40 other local singles in a safe, risk free environment and check out that vital chemistry before taking things further?
It’s a great way for you to meet new friends and potential partners.
There are breaks during the evening for you to mingle with your new found friends of both sexes, as yes it’s a great way of making new friends of both sexes too.