People filed in one at a time and checked in with the hostess, who cleared their name from a list and handed them a card for keeping track of dates that night.
After I was sure enough that the people at the restaurant were there for speed dating, I rose from the bar, took a seat on the ladies’ side of the tables, and waited for my first prospective match made in heaven. Women sit on one side of the table while men rotate from seat to seat in front of them. After five minutes, the men move to the next seat, and so on.
This evening event is dedicated to helping emerging professionals and students connect with knowledgeable professional mentors in the Baltimore area.
Similar to “speed dating”, this event will encourage participants with varying experience levels to get to know one another in a fun and laid back environment.
How many times have you found yourself on a Tinder date with someone who seemed great online, but in real life wore a ton of man jewelry and pawed at you all night asking why you’re so afraid of intimacy?
(Not speaking from personal experience or anything.) Or, how many times have you fallen for someone’s personality in real life, but known that if you saw their photo on Tinder you’d definitely, brutally, swipe left?
With speed dating, you’re getting snapshots-in-the-flesh of actual humans, along with everything about their personality that accounts for that little thing we all so desperately need in order for a relationship to work (again, chemistry).
And worse comes to worst, if it’s awful, you know that in five minutes, it will all be over -- unlike that horrific Tinder date you went on last week that lasted an hour and a half because you were too polite to leave. With Speed NY Dating, people are limited to the age bracket 24 to 38.
If so, please join us for the 3rd Annual Mentorship Kick-Off in February hosted by the Emerging Professionals Committee along with the Women in Architecture Committee.Should there be any mutual matches, the organizers of the event will put you two in touch.If there are no matches, you’ll never know who liked you and vice versa -- somewhat akin to Tinder. There was the guy who just moved here from Texas who taught college courses online and was going to Venice for the summer because he could work from anywhere; the man who was raised by parents in the UN who spent his childhood in France, Morocco, Dubai, Rome, and about six other places; or the man who wasn’t physically my “type,” but who made me smile with his over-the-top laugh.Participants will rotate around the room and meet multiple professionals.The goal of the night is to help you build your professional network and potentially find someone that is a good fit for an on-going mentor relationship.Finding the time and the right person to date can be a tug-of-war with your schedule and your heartstrings.Enter the highly-touted Speed NY Dating group and let the magic of matchmaking unfold with their “Indulge Me” package.Surprisingly, there were more men than women -- most of whom were young, professional, and new to New York.Everyone was gainfully employed, sociable (mostly), and somewhat attractive (again, mostly).What makes speed dating in New York so interesting is part of what makes New York so interesting to begin with -- you’re able to meet people from all over the world, from different backgrounds, with all different kinds of careers, interests, and experiences (and best of all, they’re all right there, in one room, in front of you).You wouldn’t get that at speed dating in Kansas, and certainly not at a bar in Bushwick.