I vowed to go in with an open mind, and if I didn't come out of it with a date, I'd at least have a good story.
Melbourne has an excellent night life and great atmosphere. The reason why Speed Dating popularity has sky-rocketed is it quite simply takes the time and awkwardness out of dating. Well not at a Melbourne Speed Dating Event, you get to do it in just 2 hours!! Even the fussiest would have to pick at least one or two!!
In my head, I said, "Wouldn't it be fun if we all did that?
" Obviously, everyone agreed because we all bought them the very next day.
YOU get to find out what this person is all about, and see how compatible the two of you are.
YOU make the decision if you would like to see that person again. So now you can see why Speed Dating is so popular and effective here in Melbourne.
Bear in mind, if you have any people skills whatsoever, four minutes goes by really fast, so theoretically, there's not enough time for it to get awkward if you don't hit it off. It was fun, there were appetizers, and the hostesses were lovely (and all foreign model/actress types).