Representatives from both firms declined to comment.
I cover two venues in southeast England for one of the largest dating companies in the country.
Speed-dating has become ironic; it’s actually one of the slowest forms of dating around.
I needed to get away from the prescriptive profiles and back to something real.
Speed dating, with its directness, seemed to offer a cure for my malaise.
They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.
At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.
There have to be other locations where it will not cause so much havoc and unsightliness.” On one side of the council chamber were suited executives from the world of high-speed trading and their planning and public relations advisers.
On the other: members of the public opposed to the erection of two 300-metre-plus (980 feet) masts in the nearby countryside.
I spend half an hour setting up the room, putting café numbers on the tables, and writing out name badges.