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Speed Dating in New York

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
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Published April 24th 2011
If you live in New York City, Westchester, any of the five boroughs, or New Jersey, or are planning a move to any of those areas and want to "get the jump" on the dating scene, try one of the New York speed dating services that are available. There are many to choose from, but the three described below make it possible to meet people from all walks of life who also call New York City and some surrounding areas home.

New York Minute Dating

This is one of the most popular speed dating services. When you go to a New York Minute Dating event, you will meet up to 15 people in one evening. Each "date" lasts for five minutes. After you have had five "dates", you will take an eight-minute break. This allows you to jot down some quick notes on the people you've already met, take a bathroom break, and get a drink before meeting five more people.

At the end of the evening, you turn in your "match" cards that you were given at the beginning of the event. If your "match" card is the same as another person's, you'll be given the contact information so that you can pursue it further, if you'd like. You can also stay after the event and continue talking to someone that you found particularly interesting. You'll still be in the safe, secure atmosphere while you further explore your feelings.

On Speed Dating

On Speed Dating offers you a wide selection of people to choose from, as well as themed speed dating events. You get to choose an event that interests you, or attend an event that lets you get as specific as "non-practicing" Jews, Cougars, and Nerds, as well as choose from different ethnic origins. On Speed Dating also makes it possible for those who are into the LGBT lifestyle to meet people with similar interests. If you're more into superficiality than specifics, attend the "Hot or Not" event. It's exactly what it sounds like.

New York Easy Dates

No, this isn't a speed dating event for people who are "that kind" of "easy". It's a service that allows you to choose from speed dating events that last anywhere from three minutes to six minutes. You can even try the forty-date marathon event by New York Easy Dates.

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