Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.Nothing beats the feeling of knowing the date you most enjoyed is into you as well.
First and foremost, speed dating eliminates pressure – pressure of giving out your phone number even when you don’t want to, pressure of avoiding awkward pauses in conversation, pressure of telling your life story to a stranger you just met.
You won’t get stuck with the date that never speaks or the date that talks non-stop, because every date just lasts a few minutes.
If any disagreements arise, simply avoid them by politely changing the subject.
You certainly do not want to be thrown off guard and in a poor mood when meeting the next potential partner. After all, you never know what set of eyes from across the room may be on you. Since you will only have a few minutes for conversation with your date, it is important that you get to know each other as efficiently as possible.
Since then, speed dating has spread across the globe.
Most speed-dating events specify a certain cultural background, religion, or age group as a requirement to participate.
It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).
Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.
Of course, you don’t want to divulge too much personal information to a perfect stranger, but you can politely answer the questions and simply move onto the next topic.