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Postby project1980 » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 12:33 am

Hello :)
Does anyone have good recommendations of organizations that specialize in speed dating? I've not tried this before and my friend and I were considering giving it a go, considering the lame dating scene in Singapore :roll:
Thanks in advance!

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Postby Answers? » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 9:27 am

how lame can you get - speed dating :roll:

guess that explains the durex survey someone posted recently

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Postby project1980 » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 1:03 pm

Answers?: your dating life must be more exciting than mine, still no reason to slam down someone who's trying.

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Postby Answers? » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 3:18 pm

if u haf to resort to speed dating u r not trying! u r using excuse for not taking time to do right. If u want speed go to gelang or batam. if u want gf do it right.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 12:06 am

My only question is: Do you get a "speed lay" out of the deal?

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Postby Barczar » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 11:09 am

I think you guys have the wrong idea on speed dating! It's a huge thing in North America and Europe! I went to several speed dating events in Houston and London and Paris and I loved each of them. The whole point behind it is that you pretty much have an idea whether or not you would like to get to know a person within 3 minutes of meeting them (i.e. first impressions are essential). The great thing was there were about 20 women and 20 guys at each event - all the girls sit at a seperate table and are given a number. The guys get exactly 3 minutes at each table/woman until a bell rings and you have to switch to the next. Every person gets a sheet of paper to write notes etc on the other people they meet. At the end of it, you submit your paper with the number of the person that you would like to 1)date or 2) be friends with. If you get a "double match" the administrators give you each others email address and then it's up to you both to figure out what to do from there. It is a FANTASTIC way of meeting people without all of the BS. I always went with a mate or two and made a night out of it! Really is good fun! Of course it always begins and ends in a party so the night is a good laugh! Both the men and women for the most part are working professionals who are just sick and tired of the "bar scene" to meet people! And as such, the quality of both men and women seem to be pretty high - i.e. not just looking for a shag, but looking for a party/date/relationship etc.

I really enjoyed my speed dating evenings even if it turned out to be slim pickens, it was still a really good night out! And a GREAT way to meet people because they are looking for the same thing! Would highly recommend it for people that are new to the city where the even takes place. Everytime I'd get rellocated that was one of the first things I did was find where the speed dating was to find some people, men and women alike (let's face it, it's NOT so much a dating thing as it is a networking socialising party) with people in a similar situation out looking to have fun!... 8-)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 1:40 pm

Barczar,

Interesting take. Might have to revise my thoughts on the process.

Saying that, as a married man guess I have to wait till my 3rd divorce to happen. Don't know how much speed I'll be able to muster then though. :P

Maybe I just come from a older school, Half the fun it in the hunt. I guess that's what happens when money takes priority over everything. no time - too much time spent in the pursuit of money. Even as you suggest, using that as a framework for networking. Glad I'll be retiring in a few years. Enjoy. It does make good sense from the perspective you put it in.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 8:47 pm

i've heard good things about speed dating, but never tried it myself. from what i know, it does sound like what barczar described - a good way to network and meet people, usually professionals (the apparently high fees are already a screen for that). haven't heard of anyone getting married from speed dating yet, but maybe it's a matter of time. lots of stories about internet marriages nowadays and some are heartwarming to hear.

SMS, good point about being old school. you know, speed dating could be to the next generation what marrying for love was to the generation that believed in arranged matches. :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 11:20 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:iSMS, good point about being old school. you know, speed dating could be to the next generation what marrying for love was to the generation that believed in arranged matches. :wink:


Does that mean I HAVE to learn sms'ese? #-o ](*,) :P

And I've never liked quickies either!

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Does that mean I HAVE to learn sms'ese? #-o ](*,) :P

Ne reason not 2? esp if u hv young frens, hw u gg 2 kp in touch w dem? i mis gd eng 2, but mus lern 2 mov on. :P


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