Now it seems that there are many women who pay good money to attend events where men are expected to perform their best in exactly this time, which brings me to the subject of todays post, speed dating.
One of the dating services for meeting local people is Amsterdam speed dating.The shallow man though tempted at the prospect of having a herd of clearly available Antelope to pursue, has never been a three minute man, therefore excluded himself from attending such events.For that reason I’m grateful to Lieke for sharing her story, which will almost certainly entertain some and annoy the hell out of others.While there are major advantages of my German and my English giving me a head start thanks to many linguistic similarities, I have had a major set-back in this mission that has been slowing me down tremendously; simply finding opportunities to converse!Dutch culture is different to others I am used to; everyone has been very nice and polite to me, and nobody speaks English to me, but after a brief first conversation they tend to disappear, and there is little hope of seeing them again due to their always packed schedules. Luckily I am finally getting through to some people and starting to socialise properly, hanging out for hours or even almost an entire day, speaking just in Dutch.But for the most part, when I meet people I tend to have a similar first introduction conversation over and over again.
This is a terrible way to make progress to be able to discuss many different topics required to be fluent in a language.
Everybody who couldn’t attend but is still on the prowl: we have a little list of names of creative singles.
Are you looking for a nerd that shares your passions?
I wasn't interested in actually finding a date though.
I just wanted to get some Dutch practice because they had been notoriously hard to hang out with as friends!
While I continue to meet people that I Speed dating is a relatively new concept, apparently started by Jewish communities in the late 90s to help shy people pair-off.