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I have speed dated twice and it was a lot of fun on both occasions. The first time, there were numbered tables with each 2 chairs. The event had about 5 rounds with 10-15 minutes in each round. You got a paper with the table number for each round and you simply went and sat there to wait for your round-partner. Then, you simply start getting to know each other. You will end up telling a lot of the same information (name, information, current job/study, etc), but after the first 2 minutes of standard questions, it can get really interesting. Some girl come prepared with the weirdest questions while others leave it to you to lead most of the conversation.
At the end of each round, you can indicate your level of interest towards the other person. The options were "Yes!" "Perhaps" and "No!". When both people filled in a Yes! or one Yes! and one Perhaps, you will receive their contact details a few days after the event. If either or both of them answered No!, no information will be shared.
I think speed dating can be a lot of fun, as long as you can put yourself in the mindset of it. You will have to keep the conversation going and endure some semi-awkward silences every now and then, but you will also encounter people who are a lot of fun and have a great chat with.
Some rounds last for ages while others are over within seconds; or that is what it feels like.0