But the truth is that we both downloaded apps on our phones, swiped right on each other’s pics, and lo and a behold, received an “It’s a Match! There are a variety of companies (see below) in Vancouver that offer the service but the premise is basically the same: you show up at a given venue and have a series of brief “dates” (sometimes only a few minutes long) with other singles.
Fortunately, for those of you who still believe in the merits of face-to-face interaction (how quaint), there is another option out there.
Upcoming Events: November 26, 7pm (Men and Women Aged 25-35) December 10, 7pm (Men Aged 35-45, Women Aged 30-40) And, with 2015 coming to an end, now might be the ideal time to try a round of speed dating, and take a break from Tinder swiping.
I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between.
If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something.
I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really?
a method of meeting potential partners in which each participant has only a few minutes to talk to each of his or her dates before being moved on to the next one.
Events are often given a playful theme, like a recent event centred on astrology signs.
Upcoming Event: December 8, pm (Women Aged 28-40, Men Aged 30-42) 3.Speed dating can trigger mixed reactions – trepidation, fear and amusement amongst others.On the one hand, it’s a tricky task to form a reliable opinion about a person in such a short space of time, but on the other, if the first 5 minutes of the date make you want to do a runner, then it’s reassuring to know that the person sitting opposite you will be forced to move on soon.Whispar, the aforementioned Austrian app, also offer cocktail evenings for singletons so keep an eye out for upcoming events around Vienna on their website.Meet Up is a popular organisation that helps people get acquainted with others when they’re new to a city, and they hold various Speed Dating events throughout the year. Of course, if none of the above floats your boat, there are always the old-fashioned courting methods – talk to a stranger in a real life, strike up a conversation in a bar or, in the manner of Before Sunrise, chat on a train.Speed dating has been around since 1999, when Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and several of his single students put a new twist on the longstanding Jewish tradition of introducing young Jewish singles to one another at chaperoned gatherings.