New York, NY Going speed dating can be daunting, especially when you're meeting 50 guys for the first time but I decided to approach this challenge like Barbara Walters and focus on asking the hard hitting question no time for more. They provide the complete set-up and your experience will ultimately be what you make of it. Go in and have a great time- don't put pressure on finding your next ex-boyfriend or the Sonny to your Cher, if you're about that optimism.
It was a fun way to spend a Sunday night-- I exchanged a lot of high-fives, loudly sang a few lines of "Smelly Cat" with other participants, and met some guys I'd be happy to wingwoman for. Bought the Groupon before reading the reviews. No signage so it was hard to find the hostess- she was sitting just playing on her phone and chatting with her friend. There were only 5 men to 8 women so she made each session longer. This meant you sat longer by yourself when there wasn't a man and she didn't tell us until the end.
A woman next to me left early instead of talking to the last guy. Weird setup in bar. I would skip it even with a Groupon. After posting the review, the owner of the company contacted me numerous times to right this wrong. I've been informed that the host, Danny no longer works there because he did not follow proper protocol.
I was also offered a free ticket to another speed dating event, free drinks, and complementary dinner if I find a match- given that I remove the review. I appreciate their efforts, though I no longer have any interest in participating. I attended one of NYMinuteDating's speed dating events with of each sex followed by a singles party at Slate in Flatiron.
All in all, the event was worth going to despite some gripes. Read all the way to the bottom for an important note: A decent amount of good looking ladies, but we were given such little time to talk less than 30 seconds I was barely able to chat at all, though the after party gave plenty of time for that.
While us guys were shuffling around the room, I felt kinda lost unless there was a host there to guide me to the next set of tables; it seemed a bit disorganized. This was better than the speed dating because there were many more people and it couldn't be disorganized since it was a free for all. I think they did a fine job of setting it up, plus the food that was brought out was very tasty. I met a woman there who due to circumstance I was unable to get her contact info.
Determined not to let her slip away, I contacted Jen a host and she was nice enough to go through the guest list and track down this babe for me and put me in touch with her.
She really didn't have to do that, but she did and I think that goes to show her level of determination to make matches happen. The relationship didn't go far unfortunately, but I am really glad I at least got a shot at it and Jen was the one that made it happen, Thanks Jen i had a great time!
But I've gone to three speed dates with this company and while the people I've met have been interesting and often attractive the two stars stem from the venue that was selected terrible and how poorly organized the events have been each time.
On the last event myself and another woman guest were told by a bartender at the venue that our event had been cancelled. This was particularly frustrating to hear because I had confirmed with the event organizer only a few minutes prior. After emailing the event organizer frustrated because no one from NY MInute Dating emailed about the cancelled event nor was the host there to inform any of us there the event was cancelled I was told the event wasn't cancelled.
No apology was offered and I was told the organizer apparently was running late--severely late, because I don't find it acceptable for an organizer to make it to the event exactly when the event starts. Not sure how the event could have carried on unless everyone decided to come after the event was supposed to start and the other speed dating event that was booked at the same venue ended early. Oh well, if you're looking for a speed dating company I'm sure there are others around that are more reliable.
Had to ask around for the host. She didn't explain how the event worked. Everything happened haphazardly and rounds w dates lasted minutes because of poor timing. Would not do this again I was a little skeptical at first because of some of these yelp reviews, but I went ahead and attended an event anyway. It was by far the best decision ever. I met so many beautiful and interesting women! I had a fantastic time.
I totally recommend it. Nyminute dating is a great site to meet new n exciting people, if you don't find your match, you can always make friends with people like I have, and you know friends always have friends that are single and available, what are you waiting for? Sign up and see for yourself!
What do you have to lose except time, just be yourself there! I booked this event for last night and then Yelped it, which I know is the backwards thing to do so I went there a little skeptical. It turned out to be a lot of fun and I met some cool people. Give it a shot! A lot of fun!! Very unorganized and not very enjoyable. I've done speed dating beofre in LA and thought it was a lot of fun - but this seemed like it was thrown together at the last minute by people who had nothing vested in ensuring a successful event.
There are so many other services doing the same thing: It's two days later and i've heard nothing. I confirm the first reviewer about the severe lacking of this service About 5 girls and some 15 guys waiting to chat with them. A very poorly organized event in a rather unattractive bar. In fact, it all looked immediately so bad that I could not even join the "fun" and I am not that snobbish.
I just did not feel like wasting my time sitting about with other name-tagged men waiting to talk to 5 brave women. So I'm going to separate this review into two parts which are the speed dating and the boat cruises as I've been to multiple of both of those event types. Keep in mind my review is slanted a bit in the point of view of a guy. Speed Dating I went to a large 50 speed dates event and was a bit disorganized. The rotating of people became a bit chaotic.
Also, certain people the amount of time you had was longer than others. When it came to the last 4 speed dates they completely skipped them. Of course one of the few women I was attracted to was one of those last 4. One of the problems is if you do get a match most people remember little about each other as meeting so many people.
I think the more niche events are a bit more productive as I wish I could get my 4 hours back spent at the 50 speed dates event. I also went to two niche speed dating events. The organization was just so so. What was most disappointing is both of those events were advertised as of each gender yet there was only about 6 people of each gender. There was a 30 minute wait to start the event to see if more people showed up and it didn't make a difference.
Boat Cruise So both of my singles boat cruise experiences were similar. The ethnicity's and ages are fairly diverse which can be a good or bad thing depending on what type of people you date. The boat itself and the scenery is nice and relaxing which is definitely a pro of the event. One of the events was advertised to men on their mailing list as having a 4 to 1 female: In the defense of NY Minute Dating this could have changed since that email was sent out but seems more likely that it was intentionally exaggerated a bit.
IF the event and people are really good quality I personally don't have issues with that as it's important to get people out to the event.
As far as the women it was a bit disappointing for both boat cruises. Many women I talked to told me they weren't really looking to meet anyone and just came for the cruise. Several of them told me they weren't even ready to date yes this is a singles event. One women originally from Russia told me she only dates Russian guys which were virtually none of on the cruise.
I saw several confident well dressed men immediately get ignored when doing a simple Hello. For one of the cruises NY Minute Dating used playing cards to help break the ice which wasn't a bad idea, just didn't make much of a difference.
The people who attend the event can't really blame NY Minute Dating for but do have to keep in mind that the women who go to these events most of which aren't dating material. How shady is that!?! They must have realized last minute that they had almost twice as many women as men and thought they could get away with filling seats with one of their own.
Even if it turns out he is single and was seriously looking, it's wildly unprofessional for him to attend his own events and not even disclose his relationship with the company. For anyone looking at this review and seeing 4 stars, note that there are 14 reviews below, including mine that all gave it 1 star that are suddenly "filtered" and not available.
I attended a singles cruise by this company, and I had a total blast! There was a wide variety of people of people on this cruise, from beautiful young people to successful older people - and I loved meeting them all.
There were yummy sandwiches downstairs to start off the evening. Upstairs you can watch the sunset reflect off a breathtaking city view while sipping on your drink and chatting up the crowd, using the ice-breaker as a good starting point if you don't know how to approach someone.
Once the sun sets, make your way downstairs to witness the dance floor heating up with the help of the DJ spinning some sick beats. Make sure to grab at least one phone number of the person who strikes your fancy, because you'll be having so much fun the time will fly by and soon enough the yacht will be docking.
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