Finally a more light hearted post at 2am– so pardon the brevity and possible grammatical errors.
So…On 26th February 2020, upon hearing that my friend Agrim went to a speed dating event to support his friend, I decided to turn up to support good old ‘Grim too.
It was my first time observing a speed dating event and I found the experience interesting.
What’s a speed dating event? You might ask. Well, speed dating is probably one of the best solutions for busy urbanites with insane professional schedules, because the event gives you X number of dates within Y number of hours maximum. The objective of the speed dating event at Jekyll and Hyde gives participants the benefits of chatting several singles within this Y number of hours, which increases the possibility of matches.
Hello Agrim! Before this event I haven’t seen him for close to two years already!
Always well worth it to go support a friend who is supporting his friend ^^
Ambience is of course really important when it comes to speed dating, because we all need to be in the mood for love, yes? All participants were entitled to one red or white wine, and it really helped loosen them up a bit.
Oh and ladies and gentlemen did bother to dress appropriately, which probably is a huge sigh of relief. Because at least their speed dating partners start to feel like they matter. I didn’t see any participants wearing flip flops and everyone was well-dressed– that’s very polite. ^^
One day after the event, Sheena announced that there was a total of 19 matches! That’s pretty amazing.
Since I work as a marketer in my day job, I really wonder about the profiles of the singles who showed up (showing up is always great!) In many ways, finding a life partner is like job search– yet selling yourself as a potential partner can be very, very different from selling yourself as an employee. The skill-sets are the same, yet the content and narratives are drastically different. Career-driven people perhaps will make the mistake of boring their prospects with too much details about their jobs. And of course, dating is something highly personal, and it would be difficult for people not to feel self-conscious.
Having said that, the ambience at Jekyll and Hyde does make people feel relaxed even in large groups, even though the context of speed dating is afterall, a manufactured one. Oh did I mention that they have amazing cocktails and sangria too? The bartender is highly skilled.
Here’s a toast to all the matched couples– may you find a better version of yourself and happiness!
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