Speed dating in dmv
The dates lasted 5 minutes, and I’ve heard it can be as little as 3 or 4 if there are more people.At the end of the rotation, the people in charge would say something like “it’s about time to move on” and then give a few extra seconds for you to finish up what you were saying. When I pictured speed dating, I imagined an old woman with a bell on her desk, dinging and demanding complete silence. It definitely can feel that way, but for the most part, it was a good length of time.So when my friend got an email from Professionals in the City about speed dating in Arlington and wanted to go, I thought it was a great idea.I know that I need to put in the effort if I want to date, even if it hard for me, and this was a chance to do that.But you don’t get too long for any one conversation and everyone seemed to be taking the experience seriously. There were 11 or 12 guys at this event, which one person told me was a low number.
Everything gets better with practice, including speed dating skills.For the first few rotations, you think that you’ll easily remember everyone, what you talked about, and who you liked.After you pass 5 or 6 conversations in a whirlwind half-an-hour, you’re not so sure anymore.The girls all sat at different stations (couches, tables, the bar) and then the organizers put a table tent with a number at each station, to indicate the order to rotate in.
They didn’t care which girl sat in which spot to start, or what guy sat down there, or exactly where the stations were ahead of time. Of course, everyone is a little bit awkward, especially at first, because you’re thrown right into a conversation, maybe with a type of person you’d normally never talk to.Here are some answers you’re likely to hear: I’m a lawyer (or) I work at a nonprofit (or) I’m a consultant (or simply) I work on the Hill.