What is Speed Dating?
Speed Dating is an event where men and women (equal numbers) are rotated so they can meet everyone else in a string of speedy dates. These dates usually last from 3 – 9 minutes, depending on the event organizer. When the time allotted for the “date” ends, the organizer rings a bell to inform the participants that it is time to move to the next date.
What happens after the “dates”?
Each person will be given a score card where they’re supposed to write a YES or a NO, depending on how the date went. A yes is a permission to give the contact information to the other party. When both parties (matched during the date) say YES, contact information will be given by the organizer and they can move from then on.
This practice is done to ensure that nobody is pressured to give off contact information or to reject a date to his/ her face.
(answer taken from Wikipedia.com)
Speed dating has some obvious advantages over most other venues for meeting people, such as bars, discotheques, etc. in that everybody is purportedly there to meet someone, they are grouped into compatible age ranges, it is time-efficient, and the structured interaction eliminates the need to introduce oneself. Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably.
Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.
Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person. On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.
The time limit ensures that a participant will not be stuck with a boorish match for very long, and prevents participants from monopolizing one another’s time. On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.
Most speed dating events match people at random, and participants will meet different “types” that they might not normally talk to in a club.
How to register?
Easy. Just pay P250 at the front desk of the Royale House Travel Inn and Suites. Event will be held at their bar/ restaurant, One10 FM. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Where is Royale House?
The Royale House Travel Inn and Suites is located at CM Recto st., Davao city. It sits across BPI, the BPI beside San Pedro Church. Visit their website here – www.theroyalehouse.com.
Speed dating is best done with friends. Just do it for FUN! No pressure! 🙂