Lunch speed dating
We are the only organization to routinely screen daters we feel may not be a good fit for our clients.
If we meet a dater we don't think you'll fancy meeting, we'll say 'No thank you' so you don't have to.
There is no official start time to the speed dating portion of the evening - we like to wait for all daters to arrive, to have a moment to settle in with a refreshment and mingle should they wish.It's as simple as selecting your package, telling us your preferences and allowing us to arrange the evening. We are regularly approached by venues looking to have the cheekiest in the world of dating to their spots.We say yes to a very few - limiting it to locales that are at once casually hip and romantically inspiring. As a reporter for LA Talk said, “ I walked through the venue without even noticing the tables of daters; events are so chic and low key you might just walk right by.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Much like a private club, not every dater is for us.This is what you should know before a speed-dating session. Know thy enemy and half the battle is won and the cannot-be-bothered. I was curious about how this would work and was open to the possibilities of friendships thereafter. There will always be that one candidate that makes all the girls’ hearts go bip-a-bop, but spare a thought for the next one in line and keep to the allocated time!It was easy to suss the first type out – those people dive straight into the 5Cs, partner qualities and personal information like landed or HDB. There is always the chance to get his number after the game to reignite the chemistry. Candidates who are “in a relationship”, “in a complicated relationship”, or “married” should never flout the rules and participate, even if you are doing a friend a favour. First impressions count (Credits) I suppose the above applies to almost all instances, speed dating aside.*** In the game of dating, speed dating and set up dates have been taboo for the longest time. I remember recovering from my first break up by plunging myself straight into the dating world and getting myself unwanted attention – having my good guy friend professing his feelings for me was a case of #sorrynotsorry, but I was not interested at all.I wish I did not have to be so brutal, but when the need arose I became the worst he could have imagined.Same goes for the men – singlets, flip flops and berms do not count as “smart casual”. Pretence is a mark of respect (Credits) This is not to say you should lead people on, but at least for the 10 minutes before the fork and glass collide and cause a symphony, try to be interested.The last thing any nervous guy needs is an uninterested party folding her arms, scrutinising her nails, or at best, gives monosyllabic answers.Jumping into another relationship was definitely the lowest on the priority list; leading the life I never had while I was in a relationship was at the top.As if the planets had aligned and Cupid decided to take me on a ride, the option of speed dating opened up for me.