You must have already heard about speed dating and that it is one of the latest trends in the dating scene. If you haven’t tried it out, you should at least make it a point to join a speed date event; you’ll never know who you’re going to meet. But before you become an advocate, here is a brief description of the advantages and disadvantages of a speed date event.
Speed dating is very accessible for everyone and is very beneficial for people who are lost in the dating scene. Some may be too busy and do not have time to meet singles out there and some don’t know where to find possible dates. This kind of event is applicable for everyone who is out to find a date and here are the advantages of being a part of this kind of event.
The first is the time efficiency. You will only be allowed to talk to a person for around 8 minutes and you’d want to get to know the most out of the person in those few minutes. Most often, you will be able to know if you like the person or not based on the first few minutes of talking to them. You can make an impression based on how they speak and present themselves. Because a speed dating event is time efficient, you will get to talk to a lot of new people for just a short period of time.
The next advantage of a speed date event is that you will know right off the bat if the person is worth pursuing or not. Although most of your decision will stem from your first impression, you’d still know inside you if the person is worth another date or not. Perhaps you don’t find the person in front of you attractive, then take it as a blessing that you only have 8 minutes to be with that person and you don’t have to converse with him/her any longer than that.
And the last advantage is the very comfortable environment. You must have already experienced a very awkward date where there is only the two of you; such a situation is avoidable in speed date events because you are around a group of people. You can even get your friends to join for fun. You will also feel safe knowing that there are many people around you as opposed to be being on a blind date with someone you have no idea of.
However, there are also disadvantages of speed dating. You must know that talking to a person for a few minutes is not enough to know the person well. All it can do is leave a lasting first impression which is not always right. And there are some people that won’t be able to express themselves enough within 8 minutes of conversation time. Another disadvantage of a speed date event is that you will base your decision mostly on physical appearance. There is always more to physical appearance and if you decide based on this, you might be letting go of a quality man or woman.