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    Anyone ever hear of 8 Minute Dating... or participate in it? i had seen a news show on it. in short, they set it up a meeting place...restaurant, i guess. you sit at a table by yourself, and a man sits down for 8 minutes to talk. then they move on to the next guy lol. you get to meet 8 people in one nite, and see if you'd be interested again.

    Would you do it? i might... a friend at work saw they were having an event near us. i think it would be fun, at least.

    Anyone ever use a dating service or personal ad? i dont think i'd ever do either of those. i dont feel comfortable with them.

    **How does 8minuteDating work? **

    Register for an event in your age group and area. Advance registration is required.

    Gather with 20-100 single professionals at a popular restaurant near you.

    Have 8 one-on-one conversations that last 8 minutes each.
    Meet anyone else who catches your eye during intermission or after your 8th date.

    To keep the conversations comfortable and safe, participants don't ask each other for contact information.

    When you meet someone you want to see again, write their name on your Dating Card.

    After the event, login to 8minuteDating.com and enter the names of the people you want to meet again.

    Whenever two people enter each other's names, we provide contact information so you can arrange a 2nd date!

    [ 04-25-2003, 11:05 AM: Message edited by: jellybean40 ]
    "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

  • #2
    I think it's an excellent idea! I've been on dates before where 8 minutes was wayyy too long! I always knew immediately whether or not I would click with someone and I hated having to endure an entire evening with a guy knowing I was going to launch him. I did show consideration, however, by not ordering the most expensive thing on the menu and foregoing dessert.

    Seeing as how I'm married, I wouldn't do the 8 minute dating thing but if I were single I definitely would. As for personal ads; no!


    • #3
      Speaking of personal ads, I got this in my email yesterday......thought I'd share it with you.

      Deciphering Personal Ads


      40-ish: 49

      Adventurer: Slept with all your friends

      Athletic: No breasts

      Average: looking Has a face like a basset hound

      Beautiful: Pathological liar

      Contagious Smile: Does a lot of Ecstasy

      Educated: Banged her Political Science professor

      Emotionally Secure: Medicated

      Feminist: Fat ball buster

      Free Spirit: Junkie

      Friendship first: Trying to live down reputation as a slut

      Fun: Annoying

      Gentle: Comatose

      Good Listener: Borderline Autistic

      New-Age: All body hair, all the time

      Old-fashioned: Lights out, missionary position only

      Open-minded: Desperate

      Outgoing: Loud and Embarrassing

      Passionate: Sloppy drunk

      Poet: Depressive Schizophrenic

      Professional: Certified Bitch

      Redhead: Bad dye-job

      Reubenesque: Grossly Fat

      Romantic: Looks better by candle light

      Social: Has been passed around like an hors d'oeuvres tray

      Voluptuous: Very Fat

      Weight proportion w/ height: Hugely Fat - as tall as you are wide

      Wants Soul mate: Stalker

      Widow: Drove first husband to shoot himself

      Young at heart: Old bat

      MEN'S ADS

      40-ish: 52 and looking for 25-yr-old

      Athletic: Watches a lot of NASCAR

      Average looking: Unusual hair growth on ears, nose, & back

      Educated: Will patronize you all the time

      Free Spirit: Banging your sister

      Friendship first: As long as friendship involves nookie

      Fun: Good with a remote and a six pack

      Good looking: Arrogant

      Very good looking: Dumb as a board

      Honest: Pathological Liar

      Huggable: Overweight, more body hair than a bear

      Likes to cuddle: Insecure mama's boy

      Mature: Older than your father

      Open-minded: Wants to sleep with your roommate but she's not interested

      Physically fit: Does a lot of 12-ounce curls

      Poet: Wrote ex-girlfriend's # on a bathroom stall

      Sensitive: Cries at chick flicks

      Very sensitive: Gay

      Spiritual: Got laid in a cemetery once

      Stable: Arrested for stalking, but not convicted

      Thoughtful: Says "Excuse me" when he farts


      • #4
        I saw a news clip about 8-minute dating a couple months ago. It looks really interesting, but I can see how 8 minutes could be too long sometimes. I usually know within a couple minutes whether I'm interested in somebody.
        Dance like no one's watching -- Sing like no one's listening, and work like you don't need the money.


        • #5
          How about the 10 second once over?


          • #6
            Just to clarify, Mike, the 8 minute date does not include sex.


            • #7
              Pigskin, for some it could. Of course, there probably wouldn't be a second date if that were the case. LOL


              • #8
                156...... those Deciphering Personal Ads were so funny I practically choked on laughter!!


                • #9
                  Glad you liked them! They're funny because they're so true !


                  • #10
                    Wasn't 8 minute dating in an episode of Sex and the City? ...or maybe it was another movie I saw recently. I can't quite remember.
                    "I assume you all have guns and crack."


                    • #11
                      I think it's a good idea although I've never tried it. Compared to internet, newspaper, or telephone personals, it sounds better since you actually get to meet the person, not just communicate impersonally.

                      I feel that I can get a good enough idea in 8 minutes whether or not I'd like to see someone again.


                      • #12
                        yeah Patrick, i agree.

                        and even tho 8 minutes COULD be a long time in some cases, at least you do know you wont have to deal with them any longer than that! [Wink]

                        and you dont give out any personal info. i guess you get a code # or something. my friend brought the paper to work that has all the locations, times, and instructions. i will let you know if i go, and what happens. i'm kind of excited about it. how bad can it be? i'm guessing everyone will be just as nervous as i will.
                        "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou


                        • #13
                          It's at times like these that I'm so glad I'm married.
                          "Integrity is like virginity. Once it's lost, you can't get it back." --drunkhunter


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by drunkhunter:
                            It's at times like these that I'm so glad I'm married.


                            my biggest dilemna now is, how many drinks can i have at the bar first? ...enuf so my nerves are calmed...but not enuf so they think i'm a drunk
                            "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou


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