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Having heard about the concept from our friends in other countries, we decided to give it a try.
I prefer this to online dating any day, because when you're with someone face to face, you can make better judgements," says Sukanya, 25, who finds online dating uninteresting.
Price tags and precious minutes aside, our burning question, is why after three (considerably successful) events in the city and a fourth coming up on March 31, the organisers are yet to plan something for the homosexual community.
"We are definitely open to organising sessions for same-sex singles as well. When we find enough participants showing interest, we'll take it forward," assures Vijay, one of the five members behind Bengaluru-based Lifeofline.com, that has organised 32 speed dating sessions in five cities, since last September.
Among the many participants of the event, organised by a Bengaluru-based group who are reintroducing the concept across Indian cities, was Sakshi Sharma*, the MD of a city-based educational institute.
Though she left a tad disappointed (her dates were either too young or too boring), Sakshi, 32, would consider speed dating again, if the organisers could promise better company (sorry Sakshi, we're certain they can't).
To sweeten the appeal, AYI also flags any mutual friends the prospective pair share. If not, they can click “skip.” (MORE: Does Online Dating Make It Harder to Find ‘the One’?
In India, the concept surfaced (not necessarily thrived, as a quick online search will reveal) more than 10 years ago and was quickly forgotten when young Indians discovered the joys of meeting new people at the swipe of a thumb.However, if contacted by an older woman, men wouldn’t necessarily turn her down.The data shows that a man is only 22% less likely to respond to an older woman than a younger woman if she initiates contact. Let Me Tweet the Ways) What are some of the reasons for this?Of price tags and orientations As expected, the 'eight minutes per date' time frame was not the only aspect of the event that drew divided opinions.The price tag of Rs.4,000 per participant was also a topic of debate. But some people might be disappointed if they pay Rs.4,000 and don't meet anyone interesting," feels Abhigyan, while Sakshi says that even taking the venue (Blue FROG in Yerwada) and the complimentary welcome drink into consideration, she would pay no more than Rs.1,500.