While many are finding each other on or other library programs, I thought it would be helpful to dedicate an entire program to intentionally getting to know new people. The idea of “speed dating” is a scary one to most people, and it can seem very out of place at a library. Most swapped numbers with their new friends and many were already discussing future hangouts. The program was supposed to run from 2-4pm, but so many people wanted to stay afterwards to hang out with each other that I extended the program an extra hour. How to Make Sure Everyone Matches with Everyone: In regular speed dating the men sit on one side of the table and never move, while the women shift over one seat each time.But in that scenario, each person only matches with half of the attendees.
Regular “Pecha Kucha Nights” now happen monthly in (at last count) 527 cities across the globe… Pecha Kucha is named for the Japanese sound of conversation, or “chit chat” when translated.I answered the email with “Obviously you should go because it might be hilarious.” (Tag = OVERTHINKING IT).She provided the following account as a guide to others. Please enjoy An Introvert Went to a Speed Dating Event, by “Expert Singleton.” speed dating event.I made my way into the pub, exchanged for a name-tag that stubbornly refused to adhere to my clothing, and headed directly to the bar.Armed with a drink (2), I wandered into the crowd and tried not to act like a terrified alien.