Even if one person circles yes for romance, and the other is interested in friendship or business, Kwic will give their e-mail addresses to each other the next day.To keep things safe, participants are indentified only by a number. The Kwic way gives participants three ways of looking at members of the opposite sex.In addition to romance, you can also express an interest in someone as a potential platonic friend or business contact.Anywhere there is mutual interest in pursuing a relationship, the parties are put in touch with each other later.
"When you're in a speed-dating environment, you're actually looking at and talking to the real person," said Larry Collins, Baltimore/Annapolis region coordinator for Pre-Dating Events, a speed-dating service based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Start your engines I was a little skeptical at first, but I figured that if I'm going to do it, I might as well knock 'em dead.
And talk about efficient: The dates last only three minutes.
After each date, a bell rings and each man moves on to the next table. On the scoresheet they gave me, I was to circle "yes" or "no" beneath the number assigned to each of my dates.
The general concept: Put women and men in a room and have each man meet and chat with each woman.
Every few minutes, you change partners and start again.