Stephen: Dear Valentine, I want the world to know I love you… It’s Valentine’s Day next week and I’m writing the cards I’m going to send. Most of us have only seen speed dating in movies and TV, where it’s portrayed as possibly the most godawful experience on the planet. It’s easy to make a joke out of a quick interaction with a weird character we never have to see again. Here’s the lowdown on what speed dating is like for real people: An equal number of men and women (usually 10 – 12) sit down at a table, armed with a name tag and a piece of paper. But meeting him in person, I found him fascinating and really enjoyed our conversation. At the event I went to last week there was a group of four girls, all of whom handed in their sheets with nothing but “Nos” circled.You meet someone, you talk for 5 minutes, and afterward you circle “yes” if you liked them or “no” if you didn’t. You get to make snap judgements on people (we’re humans, we all love to judge and you know it), and you also get to meet a ton of interesting people you never would otherwise. I’m sure that all four of those women have varying taste in men, not to mention the degree of different types of men who were in attendance.I went speed dating about four years ago and brought a good friend with me.Afterward, I had three matches and my friend only had one. We are two very different types, and we have different taste in men, but still. Stephen: You ring the bell when you don’t want to speak to someone any more. Stephen: Don’t forget, you have to make a good impression.
Speed-dating has become ironic; it’s actually one of the slowest forms of dating around.They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.Upon successful registration we will email you a confirmation with the event details.For questions about the Event email Heidi, your Columbus Pre-Dating Speed Dating Coordinator or to register by phone call 614-653-7053.