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Speed Dating at Romance.ucam.org

What is Speed Dating?

The main idea of these mini-dates is musical chairs with chemistry. It combines a glimpse of personality, toothy smiles, visual screening for mutual attraction, and a chance to ask a few questions of each "date." The idea was conceived by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo in Los Angeles in the 1990s and speed dating is now highly fashionable worldwide. It's great fun for a night out, and is relaxed and informal. If you come as a group, it can be a rich source of entertaining gossip afterwards! You'll certainly enjoy it (most people are surprised to discover just how much fun it really is), and with 20 introductions in one night, you could just meet someone really special.

How does it work?

  • After arriving, and enjoying a drink (a glass of wine is included), everyone receives a numbered badge, and a printed form.
  • You sit down at tables/armchairs, paired in each location.
  • You then have 3 minutes to chat. It goes by surprisingly fast: talk about something unusual that you find interesting and exciting.
  • After 3 minutes, it's time to move on. If you like the person you just met, circle them on your form (for privacy, fold the form first).
  • Every so often, we'll stop for a break: time to get another drink, and chat some more.
  • At the end, we'll collect the forms and process the data. We'll then email you the results the next day.
  • If you mutually circled one-another, then we pass on your email addresses... it's then up to you to arrange to meet up again...
  • The bar will be available throughout, and there will be plenty of nibbles as well. Have fun!

When and where?

Sorry, this speed dating event has already happened (and booking hasn't yet opened for the next one). Please feel free to suggest a date and venue...

The number of places is limited: 20 males and 20 females. Since we need to match numbers, it's not possible to just turn up on the door: participants need to reserve their place in advance.

Sounds fun, I'd like to be there!

To reserve your place for the Speed Dating, please log in, and then return here.

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