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After each round, the men move to the next table, during which both sides can discreetly mark their “dating card”.
The following day, if there’s a match, they receive an e-mail.
But after being coaxed into going on a Supper Safari, he embraced everything that followed. I’d go every second week if it was organised,” he says. Recently single, open-minded and sociable, the idea of a supper club aroused her interest. Kate, a garda, and Seán, a teacher, are both in their late 20s and met at an arranged event some months ago.
She’s quick to add that she wasn’t on “some desperate man hunt . They don’t give their real names here, conscious of gossiping gardaí, parents or boards of management. “They don’t hold eye contact, they don’t show interest, so you’re left guessing as to whether they want to be chatted up or not.” After a chance sighting of an advert for a singles party on Facebook, what followed was like any other night out, except Sean knew the room contained “potential singles”. I think people just don’t know enough to make a judgment,” says Kate.
Some want to find a partner for life, some want to make new friends, and others simply want to boost their confidence.
At another event, in a Dublin city centre hotel earlier this year, 250 people were divided into two groups of men and women, with the women treated to fortune tellers, make-up artists, a masseuse and cocktails, while the men were entertained by a magician.
In California, they have moved on to vegan speed dating.
Here in Ireland, singles’ supper clubs, speedy quiz nights, regular table-to-table speed dating, salsa for singles and singles’ countryside walks are appearing on social calendars in towns and cities.
Most participants are fearful of a public “badge of desperation” because of past perceptions of lonely-hearts columns and online chatrooms.Eighteen months later, they are still travelling between Tullamore and Dún Laoghaire, but plan on retiring together.Robbins accepts some people misunderstand the whole online dating sphere.The Australians have become accomplished speed daters, with a growing range of options including tall-men speed dating, university-educated speed dating, toyboy speed dating and globetrotters speed dating.In the UK, everything from table football and karaoke to silent speed dating is available.