Slow dating uk
If you've ticked a person and they've ticked you, you'll each be sent contact details for the other person and you can arrange to meet up again.Well that’s the practical stuff, so if you add three large glasses of wine, a vodka and diet coke, my friend Emma and a host called Jamie (who seemed determined to make it as obvious as possible that I was attending the event for my job), then you've pretty much got my experience of speed dating!
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.The men taking part were mostly at least ten years older than me, and after we had finished discussing what we do, where we're from and what we like doing in our spare time, finding common ground would be pretty difficult.However as Carrie and friends in 'Sex and the City' often bemoan the lack of ways to meet available men, maybe speed dating (like online dating a few years ago) is the way forward.It does allow you to meet other people who are looking for a relationship, and is at least more reliable than hanging around at the water cooler waiting for a 'moment.'But for now I'm going to look to that great dating icon of our generation, Bridget Jones (we are both journalists with a love of Colin Firth and chardonnay after all) for guidance and be proud to be a singleton.Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.
When Emma and I walked in to the Original Four nightclub in Leicester where the event was being held, the room was already pretty full despite the fact we'd come early so I could put my recording equipment and camera behind the bar without anyone noticing.