Guidelines on speed dating
The same scent of desperation and loneliness that characterizes actual speed dating events on TV permeated the air. First, I’m reaching “the decade friends disappear,” an age when sociologists and psychologists say you’re most likely to lose your closest friends.
“New research recently found that starting at age 25, we lose more friends than we make each year,” one writer reported at Vox last year.
I've never met anyone more cougar-y.”“You know that the men are all going to be over 45, right? “We’re trying to reform her.”* * *On Monday nights, I’m a speed-dating host.
I cover two venues in southeast England for one of the largest dating companies in the country.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -pm Check In – Have NC State ID available at check in 3 Rounds Beginning at pm – pm Talley Student Center Ballroom An academic networking twist on speed dating!
As the name suggests, it’s just like normal speed dating but with a twist: you can’t say a word to your partners.
The promotional leaflet says that the evening’s intimacy games, role-playing and eye-gazing will allow you to "find out what people are really like".
In a phone interview, psychologist and author of Andrea Bonior told me that even if you’re not married or parenting, people stop being as close to their friends because, well, they’re literally not as close anymore.
“Proximity is what keeps your friendships going,” Bonior said.
But can you really fall in love without saying a word?
My companion for the evening, 23 year-old student Freddie, says what I suspect many of the gents will be thinking.