Someone else told me a horror story of how she’d paid to go speed dating via a website, turned up and needless to say the 'event' didn’t exist.
Another friend phoned me after a rather quicker than expected trip to London.
Speed-dating with BBC WM reporter Anna Cunningham It’s the oldest game to play - dating agencies have been around for years but it seems now that singletons living fast lives with 'no time to meet' are looking for a quick fix, and speed-dating companies are flooding the market promising the answer.
I’ve heard a variety of stories, one male friend met his new girlfriend speed-dating and says it was money well spent.
He’d booked via a website, turned up to a dodgy club, asked “where’s the speed dating” walked further into the dark recesses of the bar to be told that no one else was there yet.
He made a quick excuse about being illegally parked and hastily exited - straight back up M40!
We failed at the first hurdle, no speed dating in Coventry - why? We found ourselves in a bar on a Wednesday night, filling in name badges and hastily consuming some dutch courage along with about 18 other women and twenty men, ready to speed date.Three minutes to make your mark The girls sit at tables and every three minutes a new man appears before you - very strange.It all appeared hyper organised at first, that was until the men got their numbers muddled up and some people ignored the three-minute whistle. " They tell you to be inventive with your questioning.My friend felt she was in competition with other women, I felt that I was being judged. That’s all well and good but if you’re a vegetarian on principle you’d benefit from knowing if you’re sat opposite a butcher.Are these companies making a fortune from our misfortune in love?
To research this new method of dating I along with another single friend (it’s a girl’s priority to head into battle in two’s) set about looking for a speed dating night in Coventry. The majority of girls at the speed-dating night in Birmingham we went to had made the same journey up the A45.