You have attempted online dating but have found that less than fruitful, so you look into other dating avenues. Besides hoping to have a chance encounter whilst you find yourself reaching for the same bunch of bananas as a potential partner in your local supermarket, what other alternatives are there?
Speed Dating has always been a well known form of meeting a potential partner and can be very successful, yet why is it still not as acceptable as it should be? People tend to shy away from a large group event where you are required to spark scintillating conversation with complete strangers and judge them within a time limit. Conventional online dating usually sees two people discussing their likes, dislikes and life in general before taking the leap to arrange a first date. There is less pressure online and certainly no time limits.
What if you could attend a Speed Dating gathering where you know you will already have common interests with potential partners? I happened across a fantastic article in The Independent reviewing Literary Speed Dating. Each dater is expected to attend the event with a book of their choice with the concept to talk about the book as opposed to yourself. The new form of Speed Dating with a twist has been well received in the USA and looks as if it will prove popular here in the UK. Feeling at ease and already having common ground will be less stressful and you are more likely to be yourself. Though if you still need courage to take the plunge, taking a friend will alleviate any nerves and can lead into an after-event debrief.