|Posted on December 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM|
If you are single, I'm sure at some point you have thought of speed dating. Speed dating is a multi-million dollar industry that at times rivals Internet dating. Before you try speed dating, you should know what to expect and that's where MSM comes in. Monthly, MSM is sending a subject* to try a different local speed dating event and write about it.
8minute dating event at Tommy Doyle's on Kendall Square on a Sunday at 6:00pm
Age group/ Orientation
I arrived early and began chatting with a few people while waiting for the event to start. There was a complimentary buffet set up for the daters and but the booze was not free. I ordered a beer and was shortly assigned to my first dater. There were about 36 men and women eagerly waiting. I was given a seating chart to the men that I would be dating that
evening. I bought a small notepad with be so that I could take notes on my daters. The hostess rang a bell every 10 minutes or so so that we may change partners. That night I met 8 guys and was not very impressed. I did not find my daters to be positive singles. One guy was so into his
job that I got bored instantly.
Typically after the event, daters are to log in to the 8minutedating site and enter their matches, if any. If you choose someone as a match and they also choose you, you'll get
access to their contact information. As for me, I choose no matches and I doubt anyone chose me.
Pros: The speed dating instructions were very easy to follow, complimentary appetizer, the time and date were convenient, the location was relatively close to public transportation, the
majority of the daters were professionals, and the venue was very accommodating.
Cons: Two women who were turned away because there weren't enough men for them (I hope they received a refund). 8minutedating gets a B+ because the only thing I observed were
the two women leaving because there were not enough men for them. I hope 8minutedating plans better next time.
*If you want to be a dating subject, be sure to email
[email protected] All subjects receive free ticket to speed