Speed dating zen bar
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.They didn’t care which girl sat in which spot to start, or what guy sat down there, or exactly where the stations were ahead of time. Of course, everyone is a little bit awkward, especially at first, because you’re thrown right into a conversation, maybe with a type of person you’d normally never talk to.But you don’t get too long for any one conversation and everyone seemed to be taking the experience seriously. There were 11 or 12 guys at this event, which one person told me was a low number.
The girls all sat at different stations (couches, tables, the bar) and then the organizers put a table tent with a number at each station, to indicate the order to rotate in.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how awkward was it (1 is completely normal, 10 is Michael Scott on The Office?
) My friend and I rate it somewhere between 2 and 4 – not so awkward!
There was no uncomfortable moment of going up to anyone and asking where the speed dating was, which I think set a good tone for the experience. It was also nice to have someone to chat to before the event started.
There was some down time with a lot of solo bar-sitting going on before the dates officially started.