Speed Dating: Scene and Heard
Literally speaking, there are 365 dates in a year.
Figuratively however, that's not exactly how many dates one will
go on throughout the duration of the year. Not even close.
With society's addiction to convenience comes another form of
grab and go: speed dating. But before you say, "Not so fast,"
look at these reasons this method of meeting someone worked for
Perks to Speed Dating:
NO SUPRISES! UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL! You get what you see. With
Internet dating, you could be looking at someone's senior
yearbook picture- but the youthful woman is really a 58-year-old
cat lady. Or, it could be a computer-manipulated image to make
someone look younger, older, thinner, and hotter... You get the
idea. With speed dating, you are face to face with a real
person. What you see is what you get. Personality and image get
to shine at the same time, rather than falling for someone
through e-mail or phone calls, and then getting nothing but
disappointed when finally meeting in person. With speed dating,
personalities could still clash, but that physical element is
there from the start. More often than not, that physical spark
needs to be there, so why not start with one? A cute demeanor,
silly facial expressions and style are all things that a phone
call, Website profile or photo cannot do justice!
SAFETY Again, you get what you see. You never know what is on
the other end of the phone or computer when you are chatting.
Hello?! Look at all these news stories of people being lured
across the country by some psycho on the other end of the
keyboard! And, this is not some seedy, dark bar that you were
supposed to meet a blind date in either. Speed dating events are
done in supervised, public locations in your own local area.
These are people from your neighborhood in your neighborhood.
SINGLE When you see a cute guy or gal out at a bar and strike up
a conversation, chances are they may not be telling you the
truth about their status. Maybe they are married, engaged or
dating. You may innocently hit on them, not knowing. They may
like the attention and play along, which could lead to regrets.
And, you not ever knowing, or finding out too late, of their
commitment. Also- how many times to you try to talk to someone
who just did not want to be bothered? Speed dating presents a
way to meet people just like you: single and looking.
AFFORDABLE Have you ever looked into one of those dating
services? Oh my! It's upwards of $1000 for a membership. For
what? Letting someone else do the matchmaking for you? Internet
sites cost monthly memberships as well, but think how outdated
those profiles can be... someone meets someone and forgets to
take down their profile. You never get a response because, of
course, they are not looking anymore. That is a waste of time
and money! Speed dating parties are usually around $20-$30 for
one night of fun, where once registered, you can do the fun part
yourself- getting to know someone personally, and maybe even
start a meaningful relationship!
Speed dating- a proven safe, affordable and fun way to meet
someone like you. Give it a try!