- so it may not sound very romantic but speed dating is the dating
craze that's taking the UK by storm.
idea, which started in America and featured in the TV programme
Sex and the City, pitches men against women in an evening of fun
and friendly quick-fire dating.
get to meet and date lots of professional people in one night and
have fun at the same time. What could be better?
| I think it's a very good way of meeting
people, and there's not enough time to get bored. I'm really
looking forward to the whole experience.
Painswick from Cheltenham is very keen to give speed dating a go.
think it's a very good way of meeting people, and there's not enough
time to get bored. I'm really looking forward to the whole experience."
how does it work?
it depends on the agency hosting the event but basically lots of
single people are thrown together in a room, and you are given three
minutes, one on one, to meet, greet and converse with a member of
the opposite sex.
you fancy someone, or there's
someone you'd like to see again, you simply write
it down on
if you have any mutual matches you are given their details and bob's
your uncle - it's a speed date.
who can take part?
Anyone who is single can join in. All you need is a sense of
fun, a little bit of confidence and the desire to meet new people.
It's as simple as that.
there an age limit?
Speed dating is for anyone over 20 years old, and there are various
- 20 - 35s
- 35 - 45s
- 55 - 65s
length of time you speak to one person and the number of people
varies depending on the age range, venue and location.
three minutes long enough?
OK so you won't learn someone's life history in three minutes but
that's not the aim.
a brief encounter, a teasing taster and if you want to know more
and the feeling is mutual, who knows what might happen...
can I take part?
dating is available across the UK.
are some speed dating events planned for the Cafe Rouge in Cheltenham:
For more information visit: Smart
May 7, 7.30pm, 30- 45yrs
- May 8, 7.30pm, 20-35yrs
- June 11, 7.30pm, 30-45yrs
- June 12, 7.30pm, 20-35yrs
casual but nice. Remember first impressions count.
an open mind. Some really amazing people attend these events.
Relax. Everyone else is a little nervous too.