Speed-dating - have you tried it?

@Marie2473 (8521)
Sweden
April 30, 2007 5:33pm CST
There are alot of places over here organizing something that they call speed-dating. Basically it means that the women are sitting at different tables and the men coming to her table changes every 5 or 10 minutes - after that u get a paper where u decide if u wanna see the person again or not - and so does the guys,. If there is a match they will give you eachothers mailadresses or phone-numbers or whatever your choise is. I have never tried it - but on eof my friends actually met her future husband on speeddating. They are getting married this summer =) So have you tried it? ANy luck? What did you think? Would you recomend it? Do you think it is possible to meet the man of your dreams?
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• United States
30 Apr 07
I guess it could be a fun way to meet potential dates. I have seen this on television shows and movies. There isn't such a place locally for singles to participate in this. Our town is so small I doubt that anyone would want to do this even if it were available. Relationships start in the oddest of ways. Why not through speed dating.
@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
30 Apr 07
yup. i think it depends on a person's luck. we can find the right person in the unexpected place, time and way there is. so, could be okey for some.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
1 May 07
yeah i guess it will be hard in a small city... Everybody already knows everyone =)
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• United States
11 May 07
It is a fun atmosphere.I will be going to speed volleyball another fun way to meet people.I feel you are doing something like a sport or something you have a better chance.
@navtech (1776)
• India
1 May 07
Nothing of this sort "speed-dating" can be done in our country. Unless the horoscope of both boy and girl match no marriage will take place. We, Indian, very particular about it. In India, 90% marriages are arranged by the parents. For me "speed-dating" is something news to me.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
Are you telling me that a horoscope will tell u who to marry and that if your horoscopes are not a match - no matter how much you love eachother you will not get married?
@navtech (1776)
• India
2 May 07
I have mentioned only 90% marriages are arranged by the parents. That means balance 10% are love marriages. In love marriages horoscope is a secondary. Maximum love marriages take place only elite society or lower middle class family. Only 2% of middle class family love affairs take place where if both party accept then there is no problem. In all cases of love marriages there are certain basic principles for marriage in our society, that is also come under the purview of the horoscope. If the basic principles are O.K. no question is asked. They are allowed to marry. The basic principles are boy and girl should have different ancestors and one more basic principle is there which you may not understand even if I tried to explain to you. Thank you.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
1 May 07
Hello,marie2473,I had not tried it before,I would say there must be someone sucessful and others do not,but did it just look like hitting on someone in the pubs,may be speed dating is something you do it in a serious way. I think speed dating may be a good way to make more friends,but i still have some doubts on finding partners there. It is only my personal opinion and you may be think differently,hope you will appreciate my reply,thank you.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
I am not sure that I would ever try it either, however I know that it can work, I have seen it =) But if u have 1000 people and one couple find eachother then the odds are not very good - are they? =)
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
2 May 07
True,I think I am not that lucky..
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
1 May 07
Well i did hear of it in the last couple of years. And i even thought of attending it. It sounds like a great idea. To sit and every few minutes meet another human being, that has a potential of being my partner. I heard of people that have tried it. Some of them said that it was great and others said that it was a waste of time and money because you can not really meet a serious men there, and usually it turns into a one night stand. But i really think it all depends on your personality. I think that maybe i will give it a try.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
Yeah - I am sure that there are alot of people just looking for a one nighter as well, but i am also súre that there are serious people there that really wanna meet someone. I hope that u will try it, let us know what u thought about it.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
1 May 07
Oh no, this is not for me, marie. I am the type of bunny who needed to do a lot of analyzing, dissecting and prodding before agreeing to see that person again. I can't say for sure if I can recommend this kind of set up or not. If you were lucky enough to find the man of your dreams, then it should be fate or destiny that's working for you. Otherwise, I stick to the old fashioned way.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
But what if faith takes you to speed-dating *lol* I get your point, I would probably have a hard time with this as well.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
1 May 07
I have done it a once in the past with a bunch of friends for fun, but it was somewhat weird, hehe. We came there as a group of 6 to some place where it was being done apparently as 5 guys and 1 girl in the age class of 18~20. But most others present were like 25+, so that was kinda funny, hehe. Especially considering it was during the term of our intake into my fraternity, we all weren't that serious either due to certain influences. Weird enough though there actually were some older women which would have wanted a second date with some of us, haha. Guess it must have been our age what they found attractive in us.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
he he he, yeah some older women just like the young flesh =)
• Malaysia
1 May 07
i have never tried such thing.. but from what i heard from you.. it must be an interesting one.. haha :) ..anyway.. i saw such dating on the television before.. i think it's quite good.. the only thing is we don't get to know our partner well.. i think it's focuses more on appearance first.. and then only you will get to know the person deeper.. am i right? .. i can't wait to try it someday.. anyway.. where are you from? i haven't see one yet in malaysia.. but i do know it exist in my country too... erm.. don't forget to congratulate your friend on my behalf.. i wish them all the best in their marriage =)
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
I am from Sweden =) The idea is good coz it is like u say, just a chanse to get a first impression and then move on from there =)
@federickp (607)
• India
1 May 07
hey that sounds so absurd..just five minutes and you have to decide whether you like him/her or not...hmm i think i will try that some day!! But loooking at it from another point its that we just have to decide whether we would likr to meet him or not...in that case its ok. In next meet you can chit chat for a long time and you can then know yourself better..! ANd its just not because of dating, nobody know when where in what way we come across our life partner...
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
Yeah, the point is to get a first expression and then after decide if you go ona 2nd date. And that date will be a "normal" one =)
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
1 May 07
I heard of it. But I dont like the way. We have to get up quickly every morning, ant then have breakfast quickly.Then we drive or take a bus to our company quickly.And I have to work hard and fast till leaving time. Now i cant be slow ,because we have to cook or look after babies or take our children. Everything is too fast.So i hope to make friends in my own way. Friends are important part in our lives. I can't decide who can be friend in 5 or more minutes. If I make a friend in such a way, I dont know how many times I wiil be disappointed.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
Thanx for your comment. I am sure that speeddating is another way of stress, not like the stress we have in our everyday life.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
30 Apr 07
LOL! I have seen this at the T.V. And find it funny, but not serious. May be it saves time, but sometimes you need more time to assimilate the first impressions. It`s better idea to watch video-tapes. The dating agency has your profile and gives to you some video-tapes of potential matches. And you can see in this tape some of the information they can tell about themselves.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
1 May 07
Yeah I guess that is a way also., I am not sure that we have that kind of dating service here though =)
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
30 Apr 07
speed dating is also available here in the philippines. and there are lots joining, too. most of them are proud in joining and some say, it had been a good experience for them and some say, it isn't. so, i think it depends on their luck, too. i never tried it and never ever thought of trying it in my life. i am happy meeting people in not a "speedy" manner. i have the patience and my patience worked for me. met the guy i love and will one day marry.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
1 May 07
Yeah, we are taken already =9 I have also never tried it but like I said - a friend of mine did with great success-
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@lenapoo (674)
• United States
30 Apr 07
This is something that I have never tried, but it always seemed so interesting to me though. I think too that it all depends on the person and whether or not they would be interested in doing something like that. An besides even if I did want to do it I can't because we have no such a thing where I live.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
30 Apr 07
Well, maybe there will be in the future =) Or maybe ytou will travel to a place where they have it.. Why not organize it by yourself =)
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• New Zealand
1 May 07
No i have never tried it ...have you ...if yes whats your experience ...i am not sure if i will be very comfortable with this.
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• Canada
2 May 07
I couldn't imagine doing that. I don't like the idea of being set up with people not of my choice. I'd rather meet people on my own, rather than people who are all there for the same thing. I want to get to know peopele at my own pace, not in a place where they change every five minutes.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
2 May 07
I understand - but if u like one of them u have the choise to meet again aand reallky get to know eachother. i am not sure that i would even try this if i was single, seems a bit stressed.. Might do it for fun though =)
@sunilkonda (1215)
• India
2 May 07
this sounds very interesting. wil surely try it soon.
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• United States
11 May 07
I thought that was make believe. I had no idea it was for real. I think it is a good way to meet people, and anything is possible as far as our dreams go.
• United States
11 May 07
I have tried it.I actually liked it and will do it again soon.I met two girls out of the 10 that I was attracted to.