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Speed-dating - thoughts?

So a friend of mine proposed we try speed dating! My first thought 'Ahhhh - no way!!' however after thinking about it a little bit I am considering it.

I have never tried anything like that before, but as its coming up to 2 years of being single maybe its time to try some new things!

Just wondering what you guys thought!
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Old 13.10.2010, 16:57
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So a friend of mine proposed we try speed dating! My first thought 'Ahhhh - no way!!' however after thinking about it a little bit I am considering it.

I have never tried anything like that before, but as its coming up to 2 years of being single maybe its time to try some new things!

Just wondering what you guys thought!
If it is speed dating between you and him.. it is called a "quickie"...
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

i think its great.... haven't tried it, but next time I have a spare 2 minutes, I'm sure I could dedicate it to getting to know someone
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

I think that as long as you are very casual about it, sort of doing it for having fun, you are going to enjoy it. Anything can happen but do not expect too much
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Old 13.10.2010, 17:04
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

why not? No need to sit through a long, drawn out dinner pretending to be interested if he turns out to be super boring. 5 minutes and NEXT!
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

My brother met his wife through a dinner for 8 concept..not quite speed dating but similar.
I read somewhere that a good percetage of people (now thats a vague statement) now meet through agencies and the internet. Whats wrong with going to the pub and doing it the old fashioned way ?
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Whats wrong with going to the pub and doing it the old fashioned way ?
Takes time, energy and have more chance to find someone who wants to find someone for not the same reasons. Not the best place to hold a conversation on what you aspire in life...
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

Speed dating???? does it happen in CH?
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Whats wrong with going to the pub and doing it the old fashioned way ?
You know what they say about seeing somebody through a pair of beer glasses....
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

I wanted to try Speed Dating to see what it was like too, but don't really like the idea of only having 5 minutes to chat to someone and being forced to rush through some formulaic (or even worse: "zany", sigh) questions before being ushered off to the next person, because you don't get to give anyone any real impression of what you're like. All it really then boils down to is if you like the look of them, in which case you kind of may as well make it 30 seconds of chat and then meet up again at the end for a drink.

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now meet through agencies and the internet. Whats wrong with going to the pub and doing it the old fashioned way ?
Because it enables you to get exposure to a wide (much more than you would find in a bar or club) range of people without having to traipse around pubs and bars, which may not be everyones scene.
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Not for the shy people.....
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Not for the shy people.....
Shy ppl must try this... helps them to get over from their shyness.
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Just wondering what you guys thought!
Good idea if you need to get laid (for lack of better words)...

Love and planning / logic don't go hand in hand so whenever you plan romance there is always a bitter after taste to it.

Examples:
* Arranged Marriages = Planned / pre arranged by parents or members of the family
* Online dating = Planned / pre arranged by two or more individuals online
* Speed dating = the speed bit doesn't make it any different...

So in conclusion don't hold your breath do it for the sake of fun and trying things. I'd treat it as a networking opportunity and who knows maybe bla bla bla

Happy dating!
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why not? No need to sit through a long, drawn out dinner pretending to be interested if he turns out to be super boring. 5 minutes and NEXT!
Well I for one have had the luck to wait it out a couple of times and then see that the first 5 minutes of "boringness" was superceeded by pure awesomeness... and also the other way around. There is really no easy fix to the situation, only a world of possibilities.
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

Ive done it once when I was 18. It was a promo for Heineken or something in a nightclub. ended up making out with someone but that was the end of it....

I like the concept and see it would work for people
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

I guess my irony is a little to subtle for some people
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I think you are confusing speed dating and massage parlours
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Old 13.10.2010, 17:30
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

Ive done it ages ago. Basically you meet loads of guys and you try to impress each other for 3 minutes. Just smile and be nice. Usually girls dont need to make any effort. Some guys showed me their lists. They marked with a yes every single girl.
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Re: Speed-dating - thoughts?

Speed dating?
I have not progressed beyond speed dumping, it takes a girl only a half second to say: "get lost"
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Ive done it ages ago. Basically you meet loads of guys and you try to impress each other for 3 minutes. Just smile and be nice. Usually girls dont need to make any effort. Some guys showed me their lists. They marked with a yes every single girl.
Haha, thats a good strategy no? Get to find out who likes you funny!!! Still thinking about it for now, also because its a german one, and my german is only B1 so not perfect, my chat auf Deutsch for 5 mins would be crap! haha! Ja Ich arbeite blah blah, ich wohne blah blah, Ich komme aus, das Wetter blah blah - though I guess most would speak some level of english, and Its also a filter, if they dont speak english it couldnt work anyway
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