Does speed dating really work
Back in the naughties, when the idea was novel, speed dating events attracted large diverse crowds.Up for a laugh, people embraced the novelty, and tried it.And so you often end up with a load of attractive, sociable women, talking to more awkward, a-sociable men, who they would never normally speak to. The guys (who most often turn up awkwardly on their own) are out of their depth, and the women end up disappointed.I’ve seen women walk out of speed dating events before they even start.If all goes well, it’s romantic a, and both the parties are happy.Sometimes, a pleasant first date can not only lead to a second date but can also result in a potential happily ever after! For the unsuccessful ones, the time till the bill arrives seems like a punishment.
Even if you aren’t the most socially confident person, speed dating can be more of a bane, because the nature of it – a short 4 or 5 minute judgment, sitting face on with a stranger in a forced environment – can make it feel like an interview, and make you even more nervous and awkward.
From arranged blind dates to meeting someone in the bar and online dating, building new relationships have come a long way.