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Since each woman would not have the opportunity to meet every man, and vice versa, because of the size of the event we also offered a post-official-dating mingle time for people to hit on each other the old-fashioned way.
At the end of the night, participants turned in a provided list of all the people of the opposite sex, indicating who they were interested in talking to again.
The more chances you take, the more dates you'll have It's obviously OK to not want a lot of dates, but just know—and I know it's pretty obvious but really know—that if you're imposing restrictions like height, other physical attributes, age, etc., you are dramatically restricting your potential dates.
I personally think a "type" is bullshit, though I understand that it might be hard to get past certain ingrained expectations. More people are into you than you even realize*Most people at our speed-dating get one to three matches.
But in real life, at least half of these strangers would be secretly coupled or otherwise uninterested. On average, men were stingier about the number of women they indicated interest in.
The advantage, both when online dating and speed-dating, is that you can at least reasonably assume everyone in the room is at least 1) single and 2) straight. Although more than one man has written "I'm interested in anyone who picks me," which is kind of disturbing in its own desperate way, and plenty selected a handful of gals to see again, overall men were much more likely to indicate interest in only one or two women.
It was sort of great, and I think part of the decision to "put yourself out there" in a bar on a Friday night or while speed-dating in a bookstore is somehow pheromone-ally discernible or something, even in a platonic way.
At speed-dating I noticed some women exchanging information with each other, although one participant told me she "did meet some hilarious ladies, but we didn't stay in touch." I have not noticed men doing this at speed-dating, only women.
It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).