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Inside, it looked more or less like a restaurant preparing itself for regular dinner service (dim lighting, candlelit tables), rather than the morose, clinical vision I had concocted of name tags, clipboards, and other trappings of business conferences.People filed in one at a time and checked in with the hostess, who cleared their name from a list and handed them a card for keeping track of dates that night.The ladies sit for the duration of the evening, while the lads move from lovely lady to lovely lady every six to seven minutes.As we don’t use whistles - our hosts gently tap the lads on the shoulder to let them know it is time to move on.On Tinder, there’s no way to judge mannerisms, tone of voice, height (very important in the online dating world), and really, overall personality.
In my head, I said, "Wouldn't it be fun if we all did that?
(Not speaking from personal experience or anything.) Or, how many times have you fallen for someone’s personality in real life, but known that if you saw their photo on Tinder you’d definitely, brutally, swipe left?
With speed dating, you’re getting snapshots-in-the-flesh of actual humans, along with everything about their personality that accounts for that little thing we all so desperately need in order for a relationship to work (again, chemistry).
I signed up for a Monday night event with Speed NY Dating (because what else was I going to do on a Monday night?
), and found myself in the restaurant of the Hyatt Union Square.Everyone was gainfully employed, sociable (mostly), and somewhat attractive (again, mostly).