If you’ve ever done speed dating, hopefully this blog will strike a chord with you. I went with two of my friends a few weeks ago. First and last time. In theory, it’s a good concept—Get a bunch of (in this case) Jews in a room together, give them five minutes to chat, blow the whistle and move along to the next person. I mean, how painful can that be? Right? Wrong! I’m talkin’ paaaaiiiinnnnnFUL! Allow me to explain.
The advertised age range for men was 35-45 and women 30-40. All of the women seemed to follow the rules. Why couldn’t the men? Out of the 12 men who I met, at least four of them (1/3 for you math people) were OVER the maximum age of 45. One was actually 57!!! I’m sorry, but I didn’t come to this event to meet men old enough to be my father. Do people in that age range deserve the same chance at finding love? Of COURSE they do! Just not on my time…(I kid, I kid.) Well, not really…but you know what I mean.
The solution to this problem is an easy one. Check everyone’s I.D.’s! Right? I KNOW! So simple, and yet for some reason, it wasn’t part of the process. It's the easiest and most effective way to disqualify people who are out of the specified, ADVERTISED age range. In addition to the age issue, I had one guy who didn’t even TRY to hide the fact that he was staring down my top, one guy who seemed VERY confused about his sexuality and one guy who was so nervous and fidgety, he could barely utter a word.
My friends and I went into this with an open mind and no expectations. But never in our wildest dreams did we think we’d have the selection of men that we did. I realize that this is a moneymaking business, but it’s not OK that what the company advertised is not what was actually presented to us. Oh well, what can ya do? I think I’ll stick to meeting men on my own. Has anyone had a positive speed dating experience? If so, I’d love to hear about it!