Single people are busy! There are projects pending, children rearing, and loads of “important stuff” on our to do list. This means that unless you really carve time out of your schedules to mix and mingle in a social setting, you can find yourself dateless for what seems infinity.
Of course, our microwave society answers this dilemma with the romantic concept of speed dating. Now, to be fair, the idea of spending less than ten minutes flirting with someone I probably would have never met doesn’t sound like a complete waste of time. I like to flirt so at the very least I would flex the flirting muscle for a couple of minutes.
I just wonder if speed dating is a sign of our impatience and poor time management as single people! Do you believe that events like this are good environments to gauge chemistry and compatibility? Have you ever tried it before?
How long does it take to impress someone? If you were to attend a speed dating event, would you go armed with questions to toss out in an attempt to screen people out?
Guys, what would a woman do in these circumstances to get your attention in a flash? (uh besides showing up looking smoking hot?) . If she is naturally flirty, is it best to keep it toned down or should she let it all hang out? No pun intended, really. If she is usually reserved and shy, do you think she should come out of her shell a bit to showcase her friendly side?
Ladies, have you ever been impressed by a guy in a really short period of time? What was it about him that made you take a second look? What would you like to see in a man at a speed dating event to garner some interest?
I have not heard of a “love at first sight” romance from these speed dating events, but do you think it is possible? Is it possible to have those “you had me at hello” moments in this kind of social setting?
I got an invite to a really nice speed dating event and I joked with my friend Paul that I would probably be engaged by the end of the night. He said that being engaged after a short courtship isn’t necessarily a bad thing (well, not within a few hours!). A lot of people who meet and get engaged quickly have managed to last longer than those who dated for years.
What do you think? Are many of us falling in love and jumping the broom too fast?