Speed dating maryland over 40
I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.
I did have some nice chats, but I had to wonder: was it worth it?
At the end of the night, participants turned in a provided list of all the people of the opposite sex, indicating who they were interested in talking to again.
(We did one of these events for queer women, but most of them were for straight men and women and most of my observations come from that.) If both participants indicated interest, each received the other's email address and they're invited to take it from there.
Although I have not been speed-dating myself, organizing and witnessing speed-dating led to some interesting observations and reinforced some trends about courtship.
The advantage, both when online dating and speed-dating, is that you can at least reasonably assume everyone in the room is at least 1) single and 2) straight. On average, men were stingier about the number of women they indicated interest in.
Remember, with dating you're only committing to spending more time with this person.
I'm sure not everyone is at their best during a six-minute speed-date, so if the answer to "would you continue talking to this person" is yes, give it a shot.
I like to think overall the setup is similar to online dating, which I have done, but I have often thought of as parallel to trying to meet someone at a bar.
Some of the people you think you're attracted to are probably jerks, and some are diamonds in the rough you wouldn't realize are awesome until you talk to them.
I personally think a "type" is bullshit, though I understand that it might be hard to get past certain ingrained expectations. More people are into you than you even realize*Most people at our speed-dating get one to three matches.