"This is an exciting avenue to find a companion," said Speed Dating founder Donna Evans, as she coordinated the evening's paperwork. agreed."It's a little intimidating when you're on your computer, you don't really know who that person is," she said."Speed Dates are relaxed and pressure-free."Advertised as, "12 Dates in one Hour", the recent social get-together event found 40 single men and women of all ages participating in ice-breaker games before the dating began."I haven't had much luck with online sites so I wanted to try this," said Rose R., as she settled in at one of the long banquet tables set up in the large meeting room. "This type of event gives you the opportunity to see if you 'click' with someone right away."The impetus to start Speed Dating came to Evans in an unusual way.But some people prefer to meet a potential mate the old-fashioned way — spontaneously, face to face.Such was the case at a recent Speed Dating event at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.
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She called her project "The Dating Game."At that time, television dating shows were still popular and dating websites were coming on the scene, so she felt the subject matter was timely."It was challenging, but I learned quite a bit," Evans said.
"I also found there were a lot of people looking for companionship and this led me to do some research."That research culminated in her developing Speed Dating in northwest Indiana 10 years ago."I've been to a few of these dating events and they're always interesting," said Dan K.
Likely due to the successful "first-vibes" of our pre-date, we hit it off instantly and have been a couple ever since...." - More Speed Dating Success Stories -- Events near you!
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