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Speed Dating

Postby Bramasole_iowa » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:18 am

I went Speed Dating last week.
It was fun- I met a lot of guys that I would put in the friends category.
Made a good friends connection with someone and made a potential dating/relationship connection with someone.

The categories for our score-sheets needs worked on. 4 categories:
B- Business
F- Friend
L- Love
N- None
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Re: Speed Dating

Postby RedRage00 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:16 pm

Bramasole_iowa wrote:I went Speed Dating last week.
It was fun- I met a lot of guys that I would put in the friends category.
Made a good friends connection with someone and made a potential dating/relationship connection with someone.

The categories for our score-sheets needs worked on. 4 categories:
B- Business
F- Friend
L- Love
N- None


How does this work?
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Postby JakeMIke » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:12 pm

Where's the sex category??

Joe would have to add the "Hello Kitty" factor!

The only version of speed dating I've ever done is where I try to cut the evening short as soon as possible, LOL!
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Postby charmcitywop » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:00 pm

I'd like my score sheet to be based on how many drinks it would take me to sleep with the guy.
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Postby furface » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:30 pm

Vince: Just have'em pre-printed with a big 1 on 'em. :lol: :D
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Postby charmcitywop » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:50 pm

That would be really insulting if it weren't so true.
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Postby furface » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:02 pm

Vince; No offense intended. I shouldn't have let my distaste for the concept spill over.
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Re: Speed Dating

Postby Bramasole_iowa » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:26 pm

RedRage00 wrote:
How does this work?


They split us into groups, had group A sit at tables and then group B rotated through. 3 or 4 min each round.
Then they took each of the original groups and split them and rotated.
Ended up being like 3 guys I never got to talk with during the official Speed Dating. One of them is taking me to dinner tonight because we connected during the social hour before the event and at a social hour after the play after the event.
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Postby charmcitywop » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:30 pm

furface wrote:Vince; No offense intended. I shouldn't have let my distaste for the concept spill over.


I'm totally kidding, Uncle Fur. I thought that was funny. I was just being my usual smart @ss self. :lol:
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Postby Earl Butz » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:53 pm

New Zealand's #1 dating site:

www.adultsheepfinder.com

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Postby devilnuts » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:59 pm

OMFG!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Phoenix6570 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:52 am

Sounds interesting, I never knew they had those for gays too. How do you find one of these places? I would like to try it out see who I connect with.
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Postby campbell12 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:19 pm

Whatever you say homeslice :-)…..you can have your way
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Postby dracuscalico » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:41 am

Phoenix6570 wrote:Sounds interesting, I never knew they had those for gays too. How do you find one of these places? I would like to try it out see who I connect with.


If you wanted to have only "straight acting" guys at the speed dating session, you might have to arrange the event yourself and screen applicants in advance. :lol:
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Re: Speed Dating

Postby Bramasole_iowa » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:16 pm

Bramasole_iowa wrote:and made a potential dating/relationship connection with someone.


And we've been dating ever since and are now looking at getting an apartment together.
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Re: Speed Dating

Postby CollegePepper » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:24 pm

Bramasole_iowa wrote:
Bramasole_iowa wrote:and made a potential dating/relationship connection with someone.


And we've been dating ever since and are now looking at getting an apartment together.


How/Where did you find out about this speed dating event?
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Postby dracuscalico » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:57 pm

General SPEED DATING questions I would like anyone to answer...

What kind of people were there ?

Did they screen/preselect people or was it a "cattle call" ?

Did you have to be "out of the closet" to do it ?

Was it sponsored by a gay group or was it a private party ?

What type of location did they hold it at ?

Was it in front of straight onlookers or exclusively gay onlookers or just PARTICIPANTS with no onlookers at all ?

What type of situation was set up and how was it explained to you ?

Were there any games, challenges or drawings for prizes like dinner for two at "Chez Hoopdeedoo" ?

Do you think it is an efficient way to find someone or just a gimmick ?

What did you like most about it ?

What did you like least about it ?

What could have made it better ?

Would you try Speed Dating again ?

Would you recommend it to a close friend?

Would you ever consider sponsoring your OWN private Speed Dating party or event ?
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Postby Daknee » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:11 pm

Phoenix6570 wrote:Sounds interesting, I never knew they had those for gays too. How do you find one of these places? I would like to try it out see who I connect with.


My question and thoughts exactly. I've never seen those promoted anywhere for gays.
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Postby dracuscalico » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:11 am

Someone could make money promoting such an event privately and tie it in with pride for example if you are more community oriented...or private party by invitation only if you are not...you could just scout for guys to add to the list and then when you have enough send out the email invitation to everyone on the list. Do it right, have someone on the door with a clipboard making sure everyonetrying to get in, is ON the list. 8)
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Postby olywaguy » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:44 am

I just did a Google search for GAY and "speed dating" and got a few hits. Of course, none of them had anything for WA State but maybe you will fare better than I did.

8MinuteDating.com

HurryDate.com

Give Google a try and see if you can find one in your area.
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Postby dracuscalico » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:07 pm

Thanks...you are always the answer man !
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Postby DeckApe » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:41 pm

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Postby Bramasole_iowa » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:11 pm

sorry- I dont always check Dating/Romance forum.

dracuscalico wrote:General SPEED DATING questions I would like anyone to answer...

What kind of people were there ?

Did they screen/preselect people or was it a "cattle call" ?

Did you have to be "out of the closet" to do it ?

Was it sponsored by a gay group or was it a private party ?

What type of location did they hold it at ?

Was it in front of straight onlookers or exclusively gay onlookers or just PARTICIPANTS with no onlookers at all ?

What type of situation was set up and how was it explained to you ?

Were there any games, challenges or drawings for prizes like dinner for two at "Chez Hoopdeedoo" ?

Do you think it is an efficient way to find someone or just a gimmick ?

What did you like most about it ?

What did you like least about it ?

What could have made it better ?

Would you try Speed Dating again ?

Would you recommend it to a close friend?

Would you ever consider sponsoring your OWN private Speed Dating party or event ?


Wide variety of people were there. Just gay men, no lesbians showed up though it was open for the whole LGBT community.

It was a cattle-call, no prescreening.

You didnt need to be out, but it was advertised in the local gay rags.

Sponsored by one of the multitude of alternative/weekly publications in Portland- the Willamette Weekly, a non-gay newspaper.

Held in the upper lobby of a theater prior to a show.

Wasn't really infront of anyone.

No games, no prizes. Just split into 2 groups, one group stationary at tables, the other rotated every 3 minutes. Then each group split into 2 and paired.

Very few guys- only 9 of us, so the host (who has a partner, but was very sexy) played a roll.

I'd never sponsor such an event.

If it's put together decently and as long as the people going are not so seriously set on finding someone, it works great.
I went expecting to make a friend. I met more. :-)
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Postby dracuscalico » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:34 pm

Thank You. It seems if they prescreened (like they do for sex parties, where you have to be buffed and hot or you don't get in and you can't bring any guests), but chose similar people really looking for someone, they could increase their odds. Like white collar events, blue collar events, or even categories for types of people who are seeking a very specific dissimilar type of guy. Black/White, Old/Young, Bear/Cub, Top/Bottom.

It seems that the right formula could make it profitable in cities with larger gay populations, if done in a way to appeal to those who AREN'T part of the mainstream.
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Postby Odeh » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:17 pm

Never tried it but to me it seems very artificial to try and make 2 complete
strangers like each other..Seems like a set-up for disappointment unless
you go just to have fun and don't expect anything or just to kill time. Are
you given the other person's number if you are interested? or something
like that?
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