Inside, it looked more or less like a restaurant preparing itself for regular dinner service (dim lighting, candlelit tables), rather than the morose, clinical vision I had concocted of name tags, clipboards, and other trappings of business conferences.
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.
“I think you can get a vibe and an energy, whether you’d be a good fit ornot.” I ask her about the guy she was just talking to.
We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them.While online dating has totally shed the stigma that was long attached to it, speed dating is still largely seen as a last resort for desperate singles who have failed everywhere else in the dating pool...for clueless men and women who naively think they’re going to meet their Prince Charmings and Snow Whites in a Times Square hotel meeting room. I pictured a snaking line of dolled-up girls changing seats at a dinging bell in front of a small handful of awkward, overwhelmed men. In fact, speed dating may actually be NYC’s best-kept dating secret.Speed Roommating is a lot like speed dating, but instead of finding someone to share your life with, you just need to find someone who can share your cramped apartment for the length of your lease. The organizers, from Spare Room.com, have been hosting regular meetups in Manhattan, and this week they held their first Brooklynmixer.