Ins and Outs of Speed Dating
In an informal setting, speed dating originated with Jewish individuals who were looking to find prospective spouses in areas where there was a large non-Jewish community. This was arranged in a meet and greet fashion where a large number of individuals could mingle and get to know one another. In a formal arena, speed dating is set up by organizers such as dating agencies that rent out a room in a bar or restaurant type setting and arrange for a group of individuals to pay a fee and attend. The individuals will then have approximately 8 minutes to sit at a table with a prospective mate and basically chat. When the time is up, the individuals will rotate to another table and sit with a new prospective date and so on.
Once the event begins, you and the other participants will have between 3 to 10 minutes dating time with each person. You can then tick a box on your scorecard to remind you later whether you are interested in the person. If you are interested in the person only as a friend, you also have the option of ticking a "friendship match" so that you can stay in contact in future. It's as simple as that! Speed dating events usually last for about an hour or two and when both people tick "yes" they are notified after the event by email so that they can exchange contact details.
This distant friendship made me feel in a strange way. I was surprised how much access we have from our homes. You can contact with people from every place on the world, you just need a personal computer and high speed Internet.
I was amazed how interested he was in speed dating. He even met some girls through speed dating. Speed dating makes it so easy to find your soul mate. Speed dating is not influenced by shyness or prejudices. You can meet also people who are near you. Just choose only to speed date in your current region.
Then again, if you spend more time with one person, there are fewer prospects to look forward to over the course of the night. Perhaps that helps you really focus in on the ones you have before you. Focus, however, is not always a good thing, especially when the person sitting across from you is either boring or obnoxious. Then you start longing for the bygone days of shorter "dates."