It’s a game and validates a cliché that a first impression is the last impression. And I’ve met very interesting people on Tinder who are now good friends,” shares the 23-year-old who has been using dating apps for over a year and a half.
And addressing the opinion that meeting face-to-face is safer, Alakananda Chatterjee another city-based student in her twenties, asks, “So what if the organisers of speed dating sessions are vetting participants?
I think there are some normal users too as I also made a friend bu Hello friends I am Manish Goswami. When you open this site then you have to firstly sign up without sign up you can't proceed.
I am going to tell you about an online dating site. The web page is designed beautifu I have used quackquack and I find it very good compared to other dating apps.
Before you answer that question, we suggest taking into consideration what dating app regulars have to say.
Media student Indrani Bose* for instance, agrees that meeting face-to-face is organic and has a certain appeal.
A girl and boy (strangers, mind you) make conversation at a table for two, until a buzzer sounds and they move to new tables, where other participants (again, strangers) await their company. A girl and boy (strangers, mind you) make conversation at a table for two, until a buzzer sounds and they move to new tables, where other participants (again, strangers) await their company.
Whether they meet again or not, is entirely up to them.
Though she left a tad disappointed (her dates were either too young or too boring), Sakshi, 32, would consider speed dating again, if the organisers could promise better company (sorry Sakshi, we’re certain they can’t).
The big debate With its face-to-face advantage and nearly 20 new people signing up for each session, there’s no questioning that the concept of speed dating is finding plenty of takers in the city.
But does that imply that it has an edge over its online counterparts?
Investment banker Randeep Sarkar*, who was also there out of curiosity, says that most of the people he met at the event shared a common disinterest in online dating.
Though he did not find someone to go on a second date with, by the end of the session, Randeep, 40, says he made some new friends. Besides, speed dating can also be a reality check to see what kind of impression you can make in a few minutes,” he adds.