Had a Pretty Good Time – I felt that the time WAS adequate, the venues chosen were fun and centrally located, (restaurant/bar atmosphere, nice setting, other singles around aside from date switch people) Overall I felt good about the experience. I meet 3 women I was interested in and have set up dates with them to try to see if any of them are "the one".I made some friends and had a better time than expected and I'm going again at the end of this month. I referred several of my single friends to come next time.They make split-second decisions on matters of the heart, creating a pool of information on one of the more ineffable yet vital questions of our time—how we select our mates.The concept of rapid-fire dating has gained tremendous popularity, spreading to cities all over the world.
Some years ago I caved to my curiosity and tried it out myself. When the little buzzer went off after three minutes, I often found myself still trying to explain to my bedazzled dating partner why my last name has four syllables (it is Dutch).I liked being able to hang around afterwards and having a few drinks with the people that I met.I actually did meet someone at this event and am looking forward to see where it goes!! I was very nervous coming in, but as soon as I got there I realized there was no reason at all to be nervous.I tried online dating for a year and this one event was much cheaper and gave me better results.The venue was perfect and you could walk in without feeling embarrassed. I actually made a couple friends there as well which I really did not expect to happen so that was a plus too.In a study in 2011 in the journal , University of Edinburgh psychologist Alison P.Lenton and University of Essex economist Marco Francesconi analyzed more than 3,700 dating decisions across 84 speed-dating events. – I was worried about the quality of women that would come to this type of thing. There were some great looking women with great personalities. The event ended up only costing me with that "rebate." We had a great girls night out and met some cute guys. The people hosting it and the waitress serving us drinks were all great.It was a well rounded group too, so people of all personality types, looks, etc. Referral Discount Made The Event Very Inexpensive – Once I signed up I got an email saying they would give me back for everyone I referred to the website who then signed up for the event. It would have been well worth the , but the referral discount made it incredible. The hosts were really cool as well - I enjoyed talking with them. I was worried because I was coming by myself, but I'm definately glad I did it.As you might imagine, I did not find the love of my life.I made some beginner’s mistakes; however, I am not alone in having struggled with speed dating.