And so for the last 2 years, I’ve attended more speed dating events than I can count. ‘Elite’ speed dating, silent speed dating, blind speed dating, paper bag speed dating, cycle speed dating, literary speed dating … But no matter the gimmick, it always seems to come down to the same brutal truth. Speed dating originated in 1998, and was set up by an American rabbi, as a way for young, single Jewish people to meet one another.
Back in the naughties, when the idea was novel, speed dating events attracted large diverse crowds.
To have a positive speed dating experience, you can prepare ahead of time, know what to expect, and present yourself well to your dates.
When you write a dating blog, speed dating is part of the territory.
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