Though I had contemplated and completely vetoed the concept a for many years, hence the bit about me not really dating, I soon typed the words: “Hey, want to try something completely crazy and sign up for speed dating? Within 20-minutes, I found four different organizations that offer speed dating in Toronto.
Ten-minutes later, Christine and I signed up via 25dates.com, a speed dating company that hosts events in Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.
Last year online coupon company Groupon hosted the world’s largest speed-dating event, with 414 attendees crammed into a restaurant in Chicago.
Start-up companies now meet with investors, pregnant couples interact with doulas, and homeless dogs court potential owners, all using the speed-dating format.
Instead we focus on creating an atmosphere conducive to meeting others; a great venue, a personable host and a staff to assist.
Twenty-five Dates has been around for 13 years and reviews say they have connected people from all over Canada.
They host multiple events for various ages and sexual orientations. When I picked up, I could hear Christine saying, “What did we just do???
Two weeks ago, my friend, let’s call her Christine, and I decided to do something we had never done before: Speed dating.
Since speed dating had never crossed my mind, I was shocked when I found myself keen on trying it out.