In a world where you can have pizza delivered to your door within seconds, or sit down at your computer and have conversations with people on the other side of the world with just a few clicks, we've become used to instant gratification and doing things a little bit more efficiently.
So it's no surprise that this fast-paced attitude has been picked up in the dating world – hence the introduction of speed dating!
While online dating has totally shed the stigma that was long attached to it, speed dating is still largely seen as a last resort for desperate singles who have failed everywhere else in the dating pool...
for clueless men and women who naively think they’re going to meet their Prince Charmings and Snow Whites in a Times Square hotel meeting room. I pictured a snaking line of dolled-up girls changing seats at a dinging bell in front of a small handful of awkward, overwhelmed men. In fact, speed dating may actually be NYC’s best-kept dating secret.
It's easy to see why the phenomenon of speed dating caught on so quickly – it gives single people the chance to be introduced to a multitude of new faces and personalities in a short space of time.I'm talking about perspiration that soaks through my clothes in unfortunate places and takes my makeup with it in streaks.I decide to keep the makeup light and don my favorite cotton leggings and a flattering tank, ignoring the parade of cleavage and butt-hugging pants that walks through the door.I signed up for a Monday night event with Speed NY Dating (because what else was I going to do on a Monday night?), and found myself in the restaurant of the Hyatt Union Square.