Speed Dating Goes Green?
There's nothing like an old thing with a new twist. Recently in California the very first proclaimed "green speed dating" event took place. So, in addition to dating 10-20 different people in one night and not have to buy one single drink. You also get to fill up your three minutes with stories about how "green" you are. Is niche dating the way of the future? Personally, I'd like to host an "interracial-green-pet-loving-tall guys who love short women with big butts" speed dating event...any takers?
For those that want to hug more than a tree...the birth of yet another way to date is born. Actually, it's a twist on an old way. Speed Dating. In case you're not familiar, the event calls for between 15-25 singles, chairs, an organizer, 3-minute timer and a horn. The daters are given three minutes to amaze, wow and grab the attention of the would be suitor, enough to be asked for more face time. Usually, you don't find out if someone is interested in you too, until a day or so AFTER the event when you receive a email from the organizer saying something like "hey, so-n-so, likes you too, here's their email address...good luck".
Well, the twist was made earlier this year when Eco-friendly daters across the Los Angeles area gathered for what they called the first "green" speed-dating event. All money raised went to something that helps the environment. What a great idea. I'm all for anything that will bring like-minded people together for a common good. Who knows maybe they'll bring back the bicycle made for two.
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This got me to thinking about how we date now. It's pretty obvious that with on-line dating, the first thing that we go for is the photo and how or if someone is attractive to us. Then we get to their profile and perhaps there's enough general info in there to spark our interest enough to send a flirt or an email. The whole idea of niche dating is how this whole site came to be. Creating a platform where people who want to date others of different races with the same desire to date them.
So, how cool would it be to attend a speed dating or any kind of dating event where there are other singles that were interested in finding a mate of a different race. I'm sure that they exist, you just have to look really hard for them. If they don't exist in your area, why don't you organize one? Any money raised can go to a charity of your choice, your pocket or to help you go out of the many dates from the people that you connect with that night. You can offer prizes like: a membership to our site, a movie basket filled with the best interracial couple movies.
If you're not the "organizing" type, make sure that you attend the event when you hear about it coming to your area and be sure to bring along a few friends that are also open to interracial dating. Speaking of which, when was the last time you told a friend about your favorite website? Remember, the key to success with any dating site, is it's members. The more people we have the more choices you have. You don't know everyone that your friends know, and you'll never know if that someone you've always been looking for is right around the corner or on the other side of the globe...waiting to find you too.
So, here's your assignment, tell at least three friends that you haven't told before. Look for people on the site in your area and break the ice by emailing them and asking if they would be interested in meeting up in a chat room with a group of other people in the area. Pick a night, pick a time and see what happens. The goal is to one day move off-line and everyone bring a friend to a mutual local location where you can really get to know each other and possible make that connection of a life time. Think about it and be willing to make the move that can make the difference in finding what you're looking for...or at least allowing it to find you.
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