You wouldn’t get that at speed dating in Kansas, and certainly not at a bar in Bushwick.
As New Yorkers, we’re constantly complaining that a city with over 8 million people can feel so ridiculously lonely.
And worse comes to worst, if it’s awful, you know that in five minutes, it will all be over -- unlike that horrific Tinder date you went on last week that lasted an hour and a half because you were too polite to leave. With Speed NY Dating, people are limited to the age bracket 24 to 38.
Surprisingly, there were more men than women -- most of whom were young, professional, and new to New York.
Of course there were a few oddballs, like the guy who was obsessed with his karate prowess and kept insinuating that his skills would come in handy to protect me on our pending second date.
But that’s how it is in any social/dating situation, and I’m sure there’s a Pink Power Ranger out there who would swoon over his high kick.
People filed in one at a time and checked in with the hostess, who cleared their name from a list and handed them a card for keeping track of dates that night.When two people express a shared interest in each other, they then have the opportunity to exchange contact information and further pursue the relationship on their own terms.