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    Speed Dating?

    Anybody ever try it and if so, what were your experiences?

    I'm thinking about trying it once, for something different, and to at least just to say I have and because it would probably make a funny story.
    Whenever I think about it, I think about the speed dating scene on The 40 Year Old Virgin. Lol

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    I've actually been intrigued to try it just for fun. I never have, but I have considered it. I don't expect ANYTHING from it, so I kind of want to go literally just to goof on people and amuse myself. LOL! Not in a rude way, mind you. But, I kind of want to try it and just have some goofy fun with it.

    I've even considered showing up for one in my full Deadpool costume, complete with his ridiculous sense of humor. LOL! Could be fun. I can't imagine actually meeting somebody as result of it. Like, actually dating somebody for real after. But, I guess it is possible. ....I mean, not for me, but for other people.

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    No never tried speed dating or online dating. The normal online dating where you join a site and look at peoples profiles and pick one and make a date. Virgin to all of that stuff. I will most likely never do either.

    But if curious and thinking about trying you should. Go with some friends and make a night of it and have the most successful one of you buy the rest drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantMoveOn View Post
    No never tried speed dating or online dating. The normal online dating where you join a site and look at peoples profiles and pick one and make a date. Virgin to all of that stuff. I will most likely never do either.

    But if curious and thinking about trying you should. Go with some friends and make a night of it and have the most successful one of you buy the rest drinks.
    I've never had success with online dating either. Personally, I HATE it. In my experience, nobody takes it the least bit seriously and if you message 100 people a grand total of 0 will respond. ....But even despite that, I still always recommend trying it if you are open to the idea. I recommend only doing so with low expectations, though. Expect that your experience will be as useless as mine. That way if it IS, you aren't as disappointed because that is what you figured would happen.... but on the other hand if you DO have success you can be pleasantly surprised.

    Anyways, that was a bit of a side note. This thread was about speed dating, so back on point....

    At the comic con I went to recently, they actually had something there called Sci Fi speed dating. I passed it up because, despite their catch phrase claiming there is somebody special for everybody, I know that isn't the case for me..... but even so, I was kind of kicking myself for not giving it a try just for fun. Especially because I was there in my Deadpool costume. LOL! If they are back next year, I may actually give it a shot. Not, of course, expecting to actually meet anybody because I KNOW nobody is going to care to meet me. (The REAL me anyway. Everybody loves Deadpool. ) But, just to have some fun with it.

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    Online dating is hit or miss. I went out with two ladies last spring. Both dates were terrible.
    I was attracted to them somewhat physically, but chemistry wise, there was nothing. Not saying they were bad women, just not my type.
    I deleted all my profiles and never looked back at it.

    I really do prefer in person scenarios because you can just feel that attraction when you look into a woman's eyes and she looks into yours. You can't fake it. Online dating can be really time consuming depending on your approach.

    However, this March I hit up a woman whose number I had gotten back in October off a site.
    I didn't think much of her in october since I was in the process of moving soon.
    But. We went out for coffee and had a really great time, despite that we lived really far apart.

    It had been a while since i connected so well with somebody with mutual attraction. Lots of laughter that night.
    She was really beautiful and kept commenting on how cute i looked. I thought, this is one of those dates that I've been waiting for.
    Funny, I could hardly even remember what she looked like before the date as it had been months since I had seen a photo of her.

    Anyways it didn't work out. She seemed excited when I called and made plans for a second date to happen 2 weeks later, but unfortunately it never happened. I was disappointed in how (not necessarily that it ended since I didn't have expectations, although I certainly would have liked for it to have worked out!) it ended, which is a story in itself. But yes, you can meet some great people from it.

    I still refuse to try online dating again, but I'll sometimes browse profiles just for fun. In all honesty, as a guy, online dating is a bad route.
    For women, you get bombarded with hundreds of messages from needy desperate and creepy men. But you have a lot of options.
    There's probably 3 dudes for every 1 woman on those sites.

    As for the Sci-Fi speed dating, that sounds like a blast, you totally should have done it. You never know you very well could meet someone. But,I agree, I like going through life blindly without having great expectations and a whatever happens happens attitude.

    Also.,The drink idea is awesome. But. My guy friends that are great social characters are all in relationships or married. The ones that arent, well, they're childhood friends and while I still like them, they're not the type to bring around women that you may potentially be trying to Date. I would prefer to just fly solo. Would be nice to have one fallback buddy with to laugh the end of the night away with though.
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    i actually think that this is a very funny and hilarious idea.
    why not.
    try it. Its not as if you have anything to lose. And the girls cant even make fun of you, because they do it themselves.
    Hell if you were near me Id come too. But i guess my wife wouldnt like it
    nor would the other women once i told them i was taken xD
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    You could always bring your wife and do it as a team. Women would come up and you just act all confused like "Where's your date? I thought this was speed DOUBLE dating. We're looking for new friends."

    GLYC,

    Sorry to hear that gal didn't work out. Shame, too, since it seems like you hit it off initially. Good luck to you. I hope you find somebody soon. Also sorry to hear your online dating experience has been as hopeless as mine. As much as it has never worked for me, I still wish it could be a viable option for others. Maybe it can, maybe it can't, I just don't personally know anybody who has had any REAL success from it. Some have at least had more success than me.... but it still always ends poorly from anybody I know that has tried it.

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    Haha, I'm sure Hoo would make an excellent wingman!

    And thank you. Really my life is just about forming great memories with people. And I would have liked to have made more with that person but it is what it is. I try not to look at things as being better or worse than they are, and in the end, I had some short time with her and in that time it was fun. If she hasn't already, she will find somebody great herself, and I will do the same.

    Same to you bud.

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