Speed dating and other ways of meeting people

The socially dysfunctional are highly unlikely to give a thumbs up to walking into a room of 30 strangers before being 'forced' to talk to each for four minutes.Even if you do find someone who really isn't your type, it's only four minutes.8) London is notoriously cliquey - I don't mean snobbish but people in London tend to go out in groups.Group dynamics are very difficult to assess - it requires a particular type of personality to front up to a group of strangers as a complete outsider.10) To avoid hours of wasted effort, embarrassing knockbacks and offending other halves - Downing drink after drink before finally plucking up the courage to speak to your intended paramour before being bluntly told they're not interested, being publicly humiliated by their friends, your friends, or both, or chatting happily for ten minutes until their other half turns up is no ones idea of a fun night out. Speed dating is basically a series of first impression sessions.I guarantee that should you go out in London after a speed dating event, you will find it significantly easier to approach people and your first five minutes have been honed to, if not perfection, a point of significant improvement over what came before.

Some years ago I caved to my curiosity and tried it out myself. When the little buzzer went off after three minutes, I often found myself still trying to explain to my bedazzled dating partner why my last name has four syllables (it is Dutch).

Today we have internet dating and speed dating in addition to the 'old fashioned' way of meeting people .

Claire Prisana, of Speedatingusa.com's Philadelphia location, thinks that these new ways of dating take less time and are becoming more popular because people are too busy to spend time going out and finding someone they are compatible with.

Who could judge you when everyone seems to be on it?

Tinder has produced over 10 billion matches – that’s a lot of love.

With the dominance of online dating apps on the market right now, it makes you wonder whether it’s even possible to meet someone IRL anymore.

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