Something interesting appeared in an article about speed dating. But since that term is barely in one-look, it may be a new term to some of you, so here is how the article describes it.
[This message was edited by shufitz on Sun Feb 22nd, 2004 at 18:52.]
I have had a lot of dates in my life (before Shufitz, of course!), and I do think you can tell fairly quickly that there is chemistry between you and a potential mate.
On the other hand, it took awhile before Shufitz's and my relationship developed. Had we speed dated, I doubt that we would have gotten together.
Speed dating may be an American phenomenon at this point and, sadly, it sems to be limited to just those people who, it would seem, need the least assistance in this area - the young. Should the chance come up, I would give it a go. If nothing else, it would help weed out the obviously unsuitable, as in:
She: "While some people call me pushy, I'm only extremely assertive in my efforts to show strangers the errors of their ways and convert them to my specific Christian church."
Me: "Hail, Satan and have a nice day!"
Two minutes later: Just checked another thread and see that speed dating has hit London. Maybe even originated there, I don't know.
I've speed dated, but only accidentally. Maybe I need to start bathing and brushing my three teeth.