Is it possible for a committed vegan to fall for an unabashed omnivore and do such mismatches last?
Can a rabbit-food loving lass hook up for life with an offal-loving lad?
Brighten worked hard to keep the genders evenly balanced, capping female sign ups until more men bought tickets.
In the end, there were a couple more guys than gals in a group of about 40.
These doctors found, from having participants fill out questionnaires, that what people said they wanted in an ideal mate did not match their subconscious preferences.
Could that mean that chemistry can top health-environment-animal-rights-ethical concerns?
Each “pair” had a chance to chat for three minutes. After the allocated time, each male slid down a seat and a new conversation began. At the end, each guest could jot down the names of any person/s of interest, which were then passed on to Brighten.
In the event that two people each picked the other, contact details are passed along via email. As a neophyte to the speed dating scene, who knew what to expect?
In short: Overwhelmingly unimpressive and not particularly dating-friendly. Some folks eyes lit up at the end of the evening when vegan cupcakes came out, others begged off saying they avoid sugar or that the treats were too sweet.) But folks weren’t there for the food.Her speech was brief, upbeat and encouraged folks to keep things light. Talking to 20 men, three minutes apart in rapid succession can make your head spin, throat parched, and keep even a professional listener on her toes.When meeting a fella who announces he works for the Oakland As, it’s probably not a dating-savvy move to blurt out, “Seriously?Speed dating opportunities for people who are secular, slender, tall, 50 and a variety of other niche groups are run by private companies. A 2005 study at the University of Pennsylvania based on multiple Hurry Date events found that most people made their choices within the first three seconds of meeting.And issues such as religion, previous marriages, and smoking habits were found to play much less of a role than expected. Intriguingly, Malcolm Gladwell’s book on split-second decision making, includes the work of two professors at Columbia University who run speed-dating events.It was clear in a crowd that contained many vegans that finding a match who labelled themselves as such was a motivating factor for attending the event, as Brighten predicted.But non-vegans didn’t seem as concerned about finding a perfect match on the food front.Or is a locavore who subscribes to a CSA doomed if his love interest favors fast food joints?What say you readers: do our dietary preferences factor into our love relationships and what happens when opposites attract?The organizers plan to tweak the format for future events.“From a romantic-partner perspective, it seems like a waste of time for a 63-year-old to be mingling with a 22-year-old,” concurred Henning.