At this time, we are only inviting registered Stitch members to our events, but we will be extending the speed-dating fun to others in the near future.Sign up for our Stitch newsletter here, and we will keep you in the loop!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).
Among the over-50 population, this style of dating is especially common.
With greater wisdom and dating experience, older adults tend to know exactly what they are looking for in a partner.
If any disagreements arise, simply avoid them by politely changing the subject.
You certainly do not want to be thrown off guard and in a poor mood when meeting the next potential partner. After all, you never know what set of eyes from across the room may be on you. Since you will only have a few minutes for conversation with your date, it is important that you get to know each other as efficiently as possible.
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.
First and foremost, speed dating eliminates pressure – pressure of giving out your phone number even when you don’t want to, pressure of avoiding awkward pauses in conversation, pressure of telling your life story to a stranger you just met.
You won’t get stuck with the date that never speaks or the date that talks non-stop, because every date just lasts a few minutes.
Stitch helps you speed date from your home or wherever you please. Still unsure of how the whole speed-dating thing works?
Click here to watch a movie clip about speed dating for older adults!
Of course, you don’t want to divulge too much personal information to a perfect stranger, but you can politely answer the questions and simply move onto the next topic.