Manhattan speed dating

Everyone was gainfully employed, sociable (mostly), and somewhat attractive (again, mostly).

The best part is that, drastically unlike Tinder, everyone there was actually looking for a relationship, or at the very least a second date.

(Not speaking from personal experience or anything.) Or, how many times have you fallen for someone’s personality in real life, but known that if you saw their photo on Tinder you’d definitely, brutally, swipe left?

With speed dating, you’re getting snapshots-in-the-flesh of actual humans, along with everything about their personality that accounts for that little thing we all so desperately need in order for a relationship to work (again, chemistry).

Inside, it looked more or less like a restaurant preparing itself for regular dinner service (dim lighting, candlelit tables), rather than the morose, clinical vision I had concocted of name tags, clipboards, and other trappings of business conferences.

People filed in one at a time and checked in with the hostess, who cleared their name from a list and handed them a card for keeping track of dates that night.

After every “date,” you write down that person’s name on the card and rank them based on how likely you’d be to date them again.Thanks to your manhattan suggestions and feedback received over the past 4 years, it is not just speed dating for singles in Manhattan any more.Many of the events modify the speed dating format to an activity.These events are structured so that you get to enjoy the activity, but are also ensured to meet everyone who attends by incorporating a rotation factor. We held our first Manhattan speed dating event for Manhattan singles on Valentines Day 2003 and have since expanded to Queens, Long Island and Manhattan Single venues.This eliminates any awkward entrances or exists to/from conversations. Thirty Six engaged couples and twenty five marriages later, we are still going strong!

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