What’s velocity relationship? Per Wikipedia: “Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people. Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish HaTorah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.” Like lots of you, I didn’t consider on this method of matchmaking. I assumed it will be very awkward to satisfy folks for simply couple of minutes and transfer on to another person. Regardless of my preliminary perception, I signed up for an area velocity relationship occasion within the Washington, DC space. After I shared the information with my finest good friend, she was stunned to say the least. I wished to offer it a good strive. What’s there to lose, proper? I’ve been single for some time and on-line relationship simply was not for me. The day of the occasion got here and I used to be very nervous. What do you put on? Are you dressing up as you’d on a primary date? After making an attempt on a number of outfits, I opted for a cushty gown and my favorite sneakers. I drove to the occasion location in Rockville, Maryland. I used to be greeted by very good hosts and so they assured me I used to be going to have a pleasant time. Okay, I’m right here. Whereas I used to be ready for the occasion to start out, I ordered a glass of wine to calm my nerves. I extremely advocate that! All contributors got easy directions and we have been able to roll. The method was easy: ladies sat at their tables whereas the boys rotate each seven minutes. After the primary rotation, the nervousness was gone and I used to be truly having enjoyable! Time simply flew, I didn’t even notice I met eight males throughout that night and all have been very good and straightforward to speak to. I even chosen “yes” for 2 of them. I hoped to get the identical curiosity on their aspect. The subsequent day, I’ve obtained an e-mail with a constructive match. Mark additionally mentioned “yes”. I used to be very excited to obtain my match. Mark is a tall, good-looking gentleman who loves nature and climbing. We’ve got exchanged e-mails the exact same day and determined to satisfy for espresso. Then got here a climbing date. And a museum date. And this spring, we’ll have a good time our one yr collectively. Mark was additionally a former “speed dating non-believer” however his good friend satisfied him to affix. I used to be flawed about velocity relationship. In right this moment’s world of hiding behind screens, it’s truly refreshing to satisfy single folks head to head. I’m glad I did. I met Mark. And guess what, my finest good friend goes out on a date tonight with a man she met throughout a velocity relationship occasion. So put that telephone down, stroll away out of your pc display. Your particular particular person is perhaps on the market on the subsequent occasion!