Speed dating events in bloomington indiana

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Two minutes sometimes felt like two days when I went speed dating for the first time last week.

I was shocked at the turnout among the straight daters -- 30 men and 34 women showed up to find love, or at least a date, for Valentine's Day.

If you live in Indiana and are so successful and busy that you don't have time to meet new people, don't like to date clients or co-workers and are not interested in the bar scene then try Pre-Dating speed dating events!

Last week, Indiana University Media Relations staffers Ken Kingery and Nicole Roales -- both first year graduate students -- took matters into their own hands and spent one evening at a graduate student speed dating event at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Nicole's Take: Fun -- but try enduring nearly 30 dates in less than three hours Two minutes.

It's the length of time we are supposed to spend brushing our teeth.

Speed dating events are held across the country, and the time spent on each date ranges from a couple of minutes to 10 or more minutes. All the women lined up on one side of several tables scrunched together, while the men sat across from them and rotated one seat over every two minutes.

The concept is great, but after three hours, my throat was dry and the novelty of meeting new people began to wear off. When I heard we'd talk to each potential candidate for two minutes, I thought that may not be enough time.

But after the event started, I realized quickly that two minutes were -- at times -- far too long to talk to someone. One of the first men who sat across from me said he'd come to the event for the free food. " I tend toward the serious side, so this response was exactly the opposite of what I had hoped to hear.

Some speed dating events have an age range for participants.

This event had no such stipulation, which meant that I was sometimes talking to a man in his early 30s and other times I was talking to a first-year graduate student who was 23.

At 28, age doesn't matter to me, but maturity does. Although the age range among dates wasn't too impressive, it was refreshing to have a room full of intelligent and diverse dates.

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