Start-up companies now meet with investors, pregnant couples interact with doulas, and homeless dogs court potential owners, all using the speed-dating format.Some years ago I caved to my curiosity and tried it out myself. When the little buzzer went off after three minutes, I often found myself still trying to explain to my bedazzled dating partner why my last name has four syllables (it is Dutch).One speed-dating company in New York City, for example, holds a gathering almost every day.Last year online coupon company Groupon hosted the world’s largest speed-dating event, with 414 attendees crammed into a restaurant in Chicago.They claim that this decision is not at all politically motivated, but strictly a result of lagging sales.Nordstrom swears their Ivanka Trump dump has nothing to do with a boycott campaign waged by a random marketing consultant, under the hashtag #Grab Your Wallet.So, if you're interested in exploring what speed dating can do for your love life, here are some of my top tips to make sure you get the most out of the experience.1.Research Your Options There are many companies out there that organize speed dating events and all of them operate differently.
Trust me, after the first speeddate or two (and after the first drink or two!
The timing that Ivanka's sales lagged around the same time her father became close to winning the election, which is also when the boycott campaign ramped up, but not a moment before, is purely coincidental.
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There are so many myths and stigmas out there attached to these types of events but the truth is, speed dating is one of the most effective ways to meet new people for dating.
As a matchmaker, I often suggest that my clients invest in speed dating and here's why: The key to successfully securing dates is exposure.