Speed dating notes
A few weeks ago, I was told about a teen programming idea that sounded like it could be a lot of fun: Book Speed Dating.After doing some research online, it appears that it is a popular idea that teens really enjoy and it gets them to read books that they may not normally pick up.
It may help to vary the way the participants pass the books on by having them pass 3 to the right one time and 5 to the right another time, etc. In the era of Tinder and match.com, HISpeedating is a way for singles to meet their potentials in person.Matchmaker of eight years Nancy Do says it can also help you avoid the disappointment of talking to someone online for a while only to discover there’s no spark when you finally meet.If, at the next table, they find a book that they like better, they must leave the first book at that table – at no time should they have 2 books at once. “Blind Date with a Book –or– Speed Dating for Books.” N.p., . When the program is done, the participants get to check out the books they have chosen. When two people express a shared interest in each other, they then have the opportunity to exchange contact information and further pursue the relationship on their own terms.
To have a positive speed dating experience, you can prepare ahead of time, know what to expect, and present yourself well to your dates.
The format for such an event involves short, 3 to 10 minute face-to-face sessions with each available match, during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like.
After the "dating" sessions conclude, participants take notes and score or rank each of the people they were paired up with.
Each of the 10 men and women are given a “connection card” at check-in to keep track of their dates and whether they would like to see them again. In those movies, it’s kind of lame—it made people look kind of weird. All the bouncers at Bar 35 are like ‘OMG, these people are single?
If both parties hit it off, Do will email them after the event to exchange their contact information. The first thing you need to know about speed dating, according to Do, is that it’s not what you see on TV. Everyone is nice looking.’” While movies and TV shows can make speed dating seem awkward, staged and almost clinical, the atmosphere at Bar 35, thanks to Do’s eye for romance, is private and intimate: dim lighting, candles and roses on every table and music loud enough that it encourages the couples to lean in.
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