As the nights are getting longer and the heatwaves are over, people are starting to wonder if they should get back out there. To speed date or not to speed date is the question: Fore Play Crazy Golf in Glasgow is bringing a pop-up speed dating event in partnership with SpeedDater on September 28.
During the fun-filled different take on speed dating, singles will be able to show off their putting game on a run of four-minute dates. Adding some cocktails to the mix and a total of 25 dates, daters will be able to relax, have a laugh or a flirt, and match their new crush the next day via the SpeedDater app. So, no need for sitting through two-to-three-hour first dates when you didn’t feel a spark in the first place. The Fore Play speed dating event is also coming to multiple cities across the UK and is just in time for those long winter nights.
At the event, guests will be greeted at the door and shown where to go. Once the speed dating extravaganza starts, men will rotate left and women will rotate right until everyone has played every hole and met everyone involved. Your score cards can be used for date ratings, and if you do hit it off with someone, you’re welcome to stay behind for more drinks and chat some more.
Speed dating has been increasing in popularity as more users are ditching dating apps and this is a splendid opportunity to try something different. While merely four minutes will not tell singles everything they need to know about a potential mate, the short date could help daters assess chemistry, sense of humour and some mutual interests.
When looking for a successful speed dating strategy, Scientific American recommends avoiding cliché conversations, such as asking about the person’s job and income, as it is unlikely to spark any fuzzy feelings. “To obtain more experiential information, try telling a joke or casually mentioning that you plan to go, say, bungee jumping next month to see how he or she reacts.”, suggests Scientific American. So, try asking your date what is something they are really looking forward to soon, or crack a dad joke or a pun, and you might just get a spark out of it if the interests and sense of humour match.
We say everything is worth a try at least once in your life, so why not?