Maybe they’re not comfortable with a smartphone, or maybe they have qualities they feel can only be appreciated face to face.During the break, Man Number Two comes over to my table and asks if he needs to write comments about the women he’s meeting.“The scorecard is just for your own reference,” I tell him.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 are people who, for whatever reason, have decided they want to walk into the actual showroom.They want to see the "merchandise," but they still like the idea of choice.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.At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.
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Man Number One has what some in the dating world might call “baggage.”For him, speed-dating has a practical benefit: It gives potentials the chance to sit with him for three minutes and get to know him, but also to assess the weight of that baggage and whether they think they can manage it.
According to a article titled "Tinder: The Shallowest App Ever?
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.