An awesomely bad single dating promo video by Professionals in the City: Are you glad you went with a friend? I knew that no matter how awkward and out-of-place I felt, I would still have someone to talk to.
In five minutes you can definitely tell if someone is just not your type, or if you might be interested in getting to know them a little better. I think I can break them down into a few categories. After the event, Professionals in the City sends out a link where you log-in to your event.They also do A LOT of speed dating events, which they categorize in amazingly specific ways.There’s “Twenties and Thirties”, “Thirties and Forties”, “Women Ages 40-50; Men Ages 45-55”, “Asian & Indian Professionals and Those Who Want to Meet Them”, “Singles with Post Graduate or Professional Degrees”, “Generation Y”, “Bi-Sexual and Lesbian Women”, “Active and Fit Professionals”, “Asian 40 Plus”, “Christian”, “Jewish”, “Graduates of Top Colleges and Universities and Those Who Want to Meet Them”, “Travel Lovers”, “Interracial” and the list goes on.They did some great things to help it be organized but not too organized that I think helped everyone along.The girls all sat at different stations (couches, tables, the bar) and then the organizers put a table tent with a number at each station, to indicate the order to rotate in.
The fact that everyone was there for the same reason kept it from being higher on the awkward scale. I thought it was a pretty good amount of people, though!