After I was sure enough that the people at the restaurant were there for speed dating, I rose from the bar, took a seat on the ladies’ side of the tables, and waited for my first prospective match made in heaven. Women sit on one side of the table while men rotate from seat to seat in front of them. After five minutes, the men move to the next seat, and so on.
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.
In 1998, at Peet’s Cafe in Beverly Hills, the first recorded speed-dating event was held.
Speed-dating has its supporters and its detractors, for obvious reasons, but it has become a mainstay of contemporary urban dating rituals.
There are these Lock and Key events in a lot of cities but I don't have a direct link.
Supposedly you should have made a new friend or two by then and of coursem the drinks are now $$$.
I can see the potential but the cost when added up could run you around 0.00.
The reason – it provides a face-to-face opportunity for busy singles to meet others looking for romance in a controlled, time-limited manner, allowing daters to meet many more prospects than they would through old-fashioned or virtual means.
Speed-dating events abound in Philadelphia, as they do in other major metropolitan areas.