Whether it was orchestrated through family, friends, a yentl or, in modern times, by a business, the idea of arranged dates has evolved along with technology, customs and lifestyles.The concept of “Speed Dating” was actually trademarked by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah.The reason – it provides a face-to-face opportunity for busy singles to meet others looking for romance in a controlled, time-limited manner, allowing daters to meet many more prospects than they would through old-fashioned or virtual means.
In 1998, at Peet’s Cafe in Beverly Hills, the first recorded speed-dating event was held.
Speed-dating has its supporters and its detractors, for obvious reasons, but it has become a mainstay of contemporary urban dating rituals.
If you’re a downplayer, you might assume everybody else is too, same thing for an exaggerator – so who you end up accepting a date from, or right-swiping, can bear no resemblance to your expectations. I know my clients, so I am aware of the difference between how they appear online and how they appear in person.
When I match, I take this into consideration so that neither party will get an unpleasant surprise.
I’d be really disappointed if I were you,” she says, adding that it would be great if everyone wanted to continue anyway.