But for the purposes of this piece, we’ll be focusing on a more specific group of single people — several of whom may, in fact, at this very moment be sitting down with a cup of coffee to open their inbox and browse through a suggested selection of potential life-partners This group (as you’ve probably guessed) went speed-dating during the week. Now, whatever else you think such an undertaking might say about a person, it plainly indicates a certain level of thought it might be worth heading along too.Two of our top-ten reporters infiltrated a Dublin speeddating event a few nights ago — one guy (man, I suppose) and one woman (girl).They’re planning to spend the weekend choking-back heart-rending sobs and cramming into their big fat faces, right?Well, I mean, statistically — yes, someone in the country’s bound to be doing just that. So if you need validation or motivation to start up again I hope I have given you some. Speed dating can be a fast and effective way of meeting someone special and a great opportunity to broaden your circle of friends. I cannot imagine not having met him or having him in my life. But what of those who haven’t yet ascended to such a dizzying level of romance, companionship and mutual understanding? In fact, there’s every chance you’ve just woken up in a Nama-hotel bed wondering why you bothered chipping-in for a €200-a-night room (considering the fact that you’ve spent almost the entire stay asleep — waking only occasionally to prod at your partner, marvel at the volume of their snoring, and gently edge them back across to their damn side of the mattress).
Then they’re free to mingle in the upstairs room of the Stag’s Head pub.
If you want to get the best out of Speed Dating we suggest you come with an open mind yourself and try not to take it too seriously.
You never know, you could always meet that special person without all the mystery of knowing if they are involved or not.
i Brendan, yes it is me who got engaged recently to someone I met at one of your events in 2014. I really enjoyed that evening and was lucky to meet my future husband ! I think your events are very well organised and have told lots of people about them - some of my friends have gone to your recent events and enjoyed them. We at Velo take great care when choosing our venues.
At our speed dating events across Munster you will speed date up to 30 single and professional people at each event.