Dating for adults
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.
(The idea is that the participants will not feel pressure to accept or request contact information face to face.) The first organized speed-dating event took place in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California.
If your date seems to be talking about him or herself for far too long, try to chime in with a relatable experience you have had or an interest you have in common.
On the other hand, if you find that your date is asking too many questions, simply reverse the same questions back onto him or her.
For this reason, they benefit from quick dates; they know what questions to ask, and after just a few minutes, they can usually tell if there is potential for a relationship, romantic or non-romantic.
Needless to say, adults over 50 have hopped onto the speed-dating bandwagon and have come out victorious.
If you are interested in the digital version of speed dating, or “speed stitching” as we like to call it, check out our Stitch website.