Fortunately, for those of you who still believe in the merits of face-to-face interaction (how quaint), there is another option out there.Based on your impressions, you check off yea or nay on a score sheet, and wait to hear back from the company about matches.Dashing Date: Over the phone, founder/owner Kavita Ajwani explains that her company screens all members, aiming for an attractive, professional clientele.I’ve done speed dating a few times and, overall, came out of the process with some dates and revelations. Yes, there are people who are natural flirts and ooze effortless charm, but for many others, flirting is a daunting endeavor.My own attempts at wooing often fall somewhere in-between clueless and ridiculously absurd.
I wish I could regale you with an invented story of how we first bumped into each other on the seawall on a drizzly day. I agreed, suddenly struck with the certain knowledge that he was The One. Speed dating, which was invented in the late 1990s, is an in-person version of Tinder.
But the truth is that we both downloaded apps on our phones, swiped right on each other’s pics, and lo and a behold, received an “It’s a Match! There are a variety of companies (see below) in Vancouver that offer the service but the premise is basically the same: you show up at a given venue and have a series of brief “dates” (sometimes only a few minutes long) with other singles.
But when we met, we immediately felt at ease with one another. I’ll admit to falling into self-pity (cue the unattractive sobbing) when someone wasn’t dazzled by me at speed dating, or interested in a second date. Most of all, I discovered that I wasn’t going to magically meet someone by staying at home with my pet hedgehog.
I began to understand, though, that not everyone would go wild for someone who knits and is a sucker for rom-coms (I love the running scenes), but that was more than ok with me. Cupid needs help – and sometimes in the form of speed dating companies in the city. Rendezvous Club: This local company has been around since 2004, and regularly hosts speed dating sessions for a variety of age ranges.
In addition to your list, decide how you want to feel around someone (eg energized), and check “yes”at speed dating if you sense potential in the person in front of you.
My boyfriend watches physics You Tube videos for fun (I kid you not), and I watch Jane Austen movies when I’m sad.