One clever volunteer center on the outskirts of London ran with the idea of speed dating to create a “Volunteer Speed Matching” event with all the characteristics of dating event, including score sheets, a stop watch, and "daters" moving from table to table on 3 minute whistle sounds!After the great success of this innovative – and very up-to-the-minute – idea gained publicity, the Centre was deluged with inquires about “how could we do this in our area, too?As an intern with the Research Triangle Foundation, I am fortunate to be able to attend many of the events that the Foundation puts on.
The hottest new trend in dating rituals, speed dating is a fun way to meet several prospective matches in one night.
The basic concept is that you first register for a speed dating event (usually geared to an age and/or interest group).
When I found out that the goal of the event wasn’t simply to find volunteers, but to find board members, I hesitated.
Honestly, when I pictured the boards of these types of organizations, I envisioned seasoned business people near or past retirement.
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I remember the speed dating scene in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” in which running into an ex and experiencing a nip slip were just a couple of the things that happened.
It made speed dating seem intimidating, goofy, and not a worthwhile way to meet someone.