Now you might be wondering, how does one speed date? Speed dating is a quick form of dating, designed for meeting multiple individuals in a short amount of time.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).
Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.
When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.
But then the activities started to get more intense.
One man and I had to place our right hands on each others hearts, and he graciously did his best to avoid touching my boob.
Another extremely attractive match and I had to sit on the ground facing each other and holding hands.
He’d lean back and I’d have to hold him up, and vice versa — like a reverse trust fall.In fact, I saw plenty of connections being made over the entire two hours — men and women gazing at each other, laughing, and thanking each other for the hugs and tenderness.At the end of the night, one man told the group it was the first event he’d attended in New York where no one complained.My first few matches were with men whose eyes I gazed into for prolonged periods of time, or whose hands I held while still staring into their eyes.We were sometimes told to compliment each other — the recipient had to say “thank you” after each kind statement — or share what gives us joy.I felt bewildered, not aroused — but judging from the expressions of the people around me, this mass apology seemed to be a turn-on.