And why should I not speak to you? I guess the virtue of speed dating is that, whatever happens, it doesn't take long. Medicine, Engineering, Accountancy, Law The females seem like a nice group, but this is all about getting to know them as individuals I've been kept waiting by dates in the past, but at least I knew who they were. On the plus side, I bump into a male friend I haven't seen for ages and use the late start to catch up with him.
He hates me even more now. But I can tell the spark between us has been rekindled and, at the very least, I can expect a bromance out of this. As things eventually get underway, I unleash the Casanova within me - or is it Speedy Gonzales? Four minutes, of course, goes by quickly in How can they resist my charm offensive?
I speak to some lovely ladies but there's a minority who seem to have a hard time accepting that they are at a speed dating event. Unfortunately, there are no ladders available for them to get over themselves, so they're stuck in ambivalence, reciting the "I'm just here because my friend asked me to come" speech. I'm sure it's just as boring for them to watch my eyes roll as it is for me to listen to this.
There are other slightly annoying hiccups, such as when a guy - who I assume has a hearing disability - stays glued to his seat after the bell rings - so I help him along by yelling "MATE. I'm sure he appreciates my subtlety. Breaks in the speed dating are also included, however, I find that I can't be sure that the following spot in the circuit will be available upon my return I note latecomer guy's concern about his faux pas by the way he ignores my gentle protest.
As I mentioned to a medical student earlier, life is full of little pricks. We were discussing injections, of course. Speed dating isn't that much different from other forms of meeting people.
It's more contained and structured but there's just as much social dynamics at play - profiling, selectiveness, nervousness, cock blocking, bitch shields, and so on. In fact, it's arguably more convenient to be presented with these behaviours in a rapid time span than have to deal with them in the real-time world where such nonsense can drag on.
On the whole, the event is a fun challenge, and the task of winning over complete strangers under pressure of the clock is useful in situations outside of dating too. More than one host to ensure things run smoothly i. But of the women that I did meet, seven said that they'd like to follow-up, which is a nice result. If not for the fact that, following the event, I'm now seeing a lady who I met through other means, I would definitely take up these offers, or at least give speed dating another try.
As long as it's properly organised and doesn't end up as slow dating. The bromance is definitely on though.