When it comes to dating, I try to close as few doors as possible. I made the decision on a whim and have to confess that, if not for randomly coming across a company that offers these events online, I would never have pursued this. Speed dating to me was a trend that had come and gone and was almost exclusively for straight people. Speed dating has been kicking around as a cultural phenomenon since the late s.
The format typically includes 10 "Gay speed dating rotation" 12 blind dates, each lasting three to eight minutes. Several speed-dating companies target specific communities, and the LGBT community happens to be one of them.
I saw that for myself when I ventured out to an event run by Single and Eligible. There were 12 of us in total when I attended. Two women had called in sick, so what should have been two events became one plus event. The venue is spot The small candles at each table made it all the more intimate. Several of the women mingled before it all even started. I suppose I was getting in the zone.
After all, I did have 10 dates to go through at only seven minutes a pop I realize now I somehow missed out on one date.