‘My advice to others who are thinking about trying it?Don’t.’ ‘My fiancee and I met at a speed dating night.She was pretty, but I just couldn’t bring myself to put a ‘yes’ next to her name.
‘In 2012, my boyfriend and I were on a break, so I decided to go along to a speed dating night in Richmond.
‘He started shouting in front of everyone and the room went silent. ‘Especially since he kept screaming, to the point where the organiser got up and asked us to ‘take it downstairs’.
‘The first was ‘if you’re wearing black underwear, step forward’.
‘This painful scenario continued for 10 minutes until the final question, which was if anyone had a tattoo.
’ ‘Ten years ago, I went to my first, and only, speed dating event.
‘This is back when the concept was fairly new and a bit of a novelty.
Imagine this: you’re stuck in an elevator and have less than 60 seconds to pitch your business idea to the interested party.
Those 60 seconds could change your life, but only if you figure out the right thing to say. Stressful, awkward and with me nervously rambling on, all the while hoping my date doesn’t notice the sweaty hand marks on my cocktail glass.
‘Sadly, I didn’t get as lucky.’ ‘The actual speed dating went okay.
However, during the socialising afterwards, some guy attempted to crack on to me by biting my neck.
But, since dating apps have turned romantic options into a never-ending circle of finger-swiping, perhaps it’s time for some IRL action.