They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.
I cover two venues in southeast England for one of the largest dating companies in the country.
Speed-dating has become ironic; it’s actually one of the slowest forms of dating around.
Together, they are a unique group that tells an overlooked part of the story of how we meet each other in 2014.
* * *Man Number One is blind and arrives a lot earlier than the other daters.
Speed-daters, by contrast, have on any given night around 10 potential matches.
The only preconditions are that they have all paid some money, dressed up a bit, come to a bar in town, and pinned on a name badge.