(The idea is that the participants will not feel pressure to accept or request contact information face to face.) The first organized speed-dating event took place in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California.
Since then, speed dating has spread across the globe.
Now you might be wondering, how does one speed date? Speed dating is a quick form of dating, designed for meeting multiple individuals in a short amount of time.
Needless to say, adults over 50 have hopped onto the speed-dating bandwagon and have come out victorious.
First and foremost, speed dating eliminates pressure – pressure of giving out your phone number even when you don’t want to, pressure of avoiding awkward pauses in conversation, pressure of telling your life story to a stranger you just met.
You certainly do not want to be thrown off guard and in a poor mood when meeting the next potential partner. After all, you never know what set of eyes from across the room may be on you. Since you will only have a few minutes for conversation with your date, it is important that you get to know each other as efficiently as possible.
If your date seems to be talking about him or herself for far too long, try to chime in with a relatable experience you have had or an interest you have in common.
You won’t get stuck with the date that never speaks or the date that talks non-stop, because every date just lasts a few minutes.
Granted, you may not get as much time as you’d like with the person you do enjoy, but you have the chance to spend countless hours with that individual after the event is over. There’s nothing more exciting than meeting a ton of new potential dates in one evening.
Please understand that there is no guarantee that more will come available and tickets are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
Banfi Wines and Zoosk is excited to be bringing you an exclusive perfectly paired evening of Banfi Wine Tastings featuring delicious bites from Olla Miami's Head Chef, music from Miami's very own DJ YSL and more!
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.