Speed date

Speed date ting Are you serious?”That was the common reaction from my girlfriends when I told them a bit sheepishly that I had signed up for a speed dating event”Oh I know” I would answer “I’m just going because it will make a great story” I would follow this with a statement about how ridiculous speed dating obviously is and how I fundamentally did no Speed datet believe it was possible to make any kind of connection at such a silly event Although I’d never been to one and didn’t know anyone who actually had the whole concept sounded so contrived and artificial it couldn’t possibly result in anything but an awful evening and (hopefully) a hilarious storyAs I walked in and scanned th Speed datee room my hopes didn’t exactly soar “This is going to be painful” I texted my friend Once the event started the ladies were instructed to have a seat at a table with a number at it and the gentlemen would rotate every five minutes As the first gentleman took a seat at my table the conversation began instantly and I might as well have been casually approached by a guy at a wine bar The five-minute intervals came and went punctuated somewhat awkwardly by the whistle which was alternately received as a surprise or a relief While I wasn’t exactly feeling everyone I was talking to Speed dateI wasn’t having a bad time In fact at moments it was even funWalking home later I surprisingly felt like the night was a success The five-minute nuggets of conversation were perfect Long enough to determine if you want to go out on a real date with someone and short enough to exchange standard pleasantries with people you hope to nev Speed dateer have to see again Efficient There was no awkward exchanging of numbers worrying if he just got your number to be polite or wondering how long it will be before he texts You simply put in a “yes” and “no” online and you get your matches 24 hours later When I logged on the next day both the “gentlemen” I had matched Speed datewith had emailed me and asked me out on a proper dateInstantly I was struck with how different this was from what I was used to — online dating I’d tried different sites on and off over the last couple of years and somehow kept at it despite constant bad experiences It seems like the thing to do because online dating has become mainstream – Speed date- despite being for the most part a draining experience From the countless profiles to the first dates where you want out five minutes in but are stuck until the bill comes Such a waste of time and energy That’s not what dating was supposed to beSpeed dating was so refreshing It was so easy It was so drama-less It was so NOT what I expected and so much of how dating was supposed to be Ladies sit Speed date Men come to them Once the mutual interest is established there seems to be no doubt that its the man’s job to reach out — and there’s a lot less anxiety in it fo Speed dater him because he knows I’ve already said “yes” I have a date this Thursday and instead of worrying if the guy’s going to be a creeper I’m actually excited about itAnd to think — I’d almost passed up this opportunity due the pre-conceived notions of speed dating How many other experiences was I passing up simply because the idea was a little far-fetched or the public opinion of it unfavorable Now sp Speed dateeed dating might not work out for everyone — it might not in the end even work out for me But I had a great time and I feel a lot less restricted now Maybe it can’t hurt to step outside the comfortable the commonly accepted and the fam Speed dateiliar After all what is there to lose At worst it’ll be a good story say YES to exchange contacts. These help you decide if the guys girls you meet are compat Speed dateible with you as a friend or partner. then you way too gullible and I wouldn’t want to date you anyways. The woman meets a guy and the guy is a perv,we*re suckers for take-your-lunch-money driving theatrics cast in thick plumes of roasted? as?Three words ignited a social-media storm in Hong Kong this phttp://www.onenonly.com.hk