Can We All Agree There’s A Zero Chance Of Speed Dating Working?

April 19, 2016  |  
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Today, we want everything fast. We can have our groceries delivered—heck, we can have everything delivered with services like Postmates—we can pick up handcrafted lattes through a window, and we can watch an entire series of a television show in one night. We’re not exactly big on waiting these days. And, with dating apps that tell you the name and age of someone you just walked by, we get dates pretty fast, too. But maybe location-based apps should be the pinnacle of fast dating because actual speed dating can be problematic. It can be fun to go with a friend, just for the stories and the two drink tickets that usually come included, but most speed dating events do not unfold into a romance story for the ages. Speed dating is a pretty unnatural way to get to know somebody. Here are 15 reasons it doesn’t work.

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