But at speed-dating, baggage comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s extra freckles, extra hair, the way we laugh, or the fact that we subconsciously put on a cockney accent when we’re around cockney people. And no matter how we choose to date, we can’t really Even at speed-dating, you can’t just up and leave. ”I feel a sense of loyalty to my speed-daters – why should this online opportunity interrupt our three-minute rhythm?
They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.
At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.
Speed-dating is also shallow, but it’s more like going into the actual store.
They want to see the "merchandise," but they still like the idea of choice.
", app daters should leave their baggage off-screen.
“No photos of weddings or babies in your profile—especially if either is yours,” it suggests.
Man Number One has what some in the dating world might call “baggage.”For him, speed-dating has a practical benefit: It gives potentials the chance to sit with him for three minutes and get to know him, but also to assess the weight of that baggage and whether they think they can manage it.