Good Evening Friends!
I came across a fantastic article in Huffington Post today called “Why You Should Try Speed Dating” by Kate Mirkin! I was inspired to read it because one of my favorite events to create and host to bring singles together is Speed Dating. It is a great way to go on 10 dates in 1 night and really get that in person experience! Match Date Love strives to provide a quality experience in locations that makes it feel like your on a nice date in a private location, often utilizing booths and tables, names and unique dating cards, to create a date atmosphere.
Will you always meet someone you like? Not necessarily. Often you can make a new friend or have the opportunity to go on a second date, but what is important is exactly what Kate Mirkin talked about: “The five-minute nuggets of conversation were perfect. Long enough to determine if you want to go out on a real date with someone, and short enough to exchange standard pleasantries with people you hope to never have to see again. Efficient. There was no awkward exchanging of numbers, worrying if he just got your number to be polite, or wondering how long it will be before he texts.” “Instantly, I was struck with how different this was from what I was used to — online dating. I’d tried different sites on and off over the last couple of years, and somehow kept at it despite constant bad experiences. It seems like the thing to do because online dating has become mainstream — despite being, for the most part, a draining experience. From the countless profiles to the first dates where you want out five minutes in but are stuck until the bill comes. Such a waste of time and energy! That’s not what dating was supposed to be!”
She also spoke about many of the stereotypes that discourage people from trying Speed Dating and encourages singles, just as I do, to give it a try! It is not always what it looks like on movies and TV.
If your in the Seattle area, check out our next Speed Dating event!
Wishing you all Love and Happiness!