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 MondoVman
Joined: 4/26/2009
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Speed Dating for SeniorsPage 3 of 7    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
The main point to speed dating is obvious... Real life, practical, target practice
for Beginners (aka possible losers).

1. Pay a fee to be guaranteed a "captive" audience on which to ply one's spiel de moment.
2. Observe the effect without need of a hidden camera to capture her shock and awe.

Now, the smart ones are properly encouraged from these near-mock "real" experiences to
begin approaching real females in the "wild" streets and venues of their communities.

It's all good for now, but our expiration dates are looming on the horizon, People.

P.S. I get close to the same results approaching women in real life as compared to online dating. Anyone else's experience agree/disagree with this? Should I expect to be much more successful (say twice as) with online dating than real life?
 thecatsmeoww
Joined: 3/7/2009
Msg: 109
Speed Dating for Seniors
Posted: 1/12/2010 2:28:35 AM

P.S. I get close to the same results approaching women in real life as compared to online dating. Anyone else's experience agree/disagree with this? Should I expect to be much more successful (say twice as) with online dating than real life?


Percentage wise I find real life far more successful.. I have tossed more oranges, educated men on just what an eggplant looks like, and where to find the shallots!!!

thecatsmeoww
 rearguard*2
Joined: 2/8/2008
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Posted: 1/12/2010 5:26:16 AM
You know, ladies, its not the size of the weapon that is determinant, its the intensity of the attack! You can only really speculate about the distinction of a particular male by looking at his features. I am sure you all would not wish men to think that the volume and structure of a woman's mammary glands would be a good criteria for estimating the level of pleasure she could deliver between the sheets.

(Extensive research on this matter over the decades has proven to me that there is no correlation there at all!)

 Mannytheman
Joined: 1/8/2010
Msg: 113
Speed Dating for Seniors
Posted: 1/15/2010 10:00:06 AM
Don't get me wrong folks,but I agree and disagree.True, it does look like a slaughter house affair but some people just don't have time on their side.Work aholics for example and people in a hurry.I have never tried this type of dating but I will say within the first 3 minutes of talking I know if there is any chemistry,so sometimes, I imagine this may work for certain people.Don't label this as a disgusting meat sport as everybody here wants the same thing,to drown in the sea of love.So that said I am going ot take up running and get my speed up.Zorba the Greek once said "You have to be a little crazy to be sane". I agree to disagree.
 tinkerbellcgy
Joined: 9/17/2005
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Posted: 1/15/2010 10:09:33 AM

True, it does look like a slaughter house affair but some people just don't have time on their side.Work aholics for example and people in a hurry.

If people "don't have time on their side" or are in that much of a hurry or are workaholics then why bother even trying to enter into a relationship with someone? When their priorities are skewed like that, speed dating or any type of dating would not be feasible nor very likely to be successful.
 thecatsmeoww
Joined: 3/7/2009
Msg: 115
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:05:08 PM

hey what ever happened to love at first sight or ~you had me at hello~??..


Last I checked it was still alive and well?

I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
England Dan & John Ford Coley

Hello, yeah, it's been a while.
Not much, how 'bout you?
I'm not sure why I called,
I guess I really just wanted to talk to you.
And I was thinking maybe later on,
We could get together for a while.
It's been such a long time,
And I really do miss your smile.

I'm not talking 'bout moving in,
And I don't want to change your life.
But there's a warm wind blowing,
The stars are out, and I'd really love to see you tonight.

We could go walking through a windy park,
Or take a drive along the beach.
Or stay at home and watch t.v.
You see, it really doesn't matter much to me.

I'm not talking 'bout moving in,
And I don't want to change your life.
But there's a warm wind blowing,
The stars are out, and I'd really love to see you tonight.

I won't ask for promises,
So you won't have to lie.
We've both played that game before,
Say I love you, then say goodbye.

I'm not talking 'bout moving in,
And I don't want to change your life.
But there's a warm wind blowing,
The stars are out, and I'd really love to see you tonight.

thecatsmeoww
 KalGrl
Joined: 10/20/2009
Msg: 116
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:22:08 PM
Here's another one

Some Enchanted Evening
Rodgers & Hammerstein
(with apology for changing her to him)


Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see him
Again and Again

Some enchanted evening
Someone may be laughin'
You may hear his laughin
Across a crowded room
And night after night
As strange as it seems
The sound of his laughter
Will sing in your dreams

Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try.

Some enchanted evening
When you find your true love,
When you feel him call you
Across a crowded room,
Then fly to his side,
And make him your own
For all through your life you
may dream all alone.

Once you have found him,
Never let him go.
Once you have found him
Never let him go.
 blueyesrsmiling
Joined: 6/25/2008
Msg: 117
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:31:12 PM
You mean I am not really speed dating? Most of my meets would be considered speed dating.....after 3 or 4 minutes I also know.....if there is any attraction. Sounds easier to have everyone in one place at one time and get down to the nitty gritty.......
I would love to meet someone that held me at hello.......woozy.......
 eastendwoman
Joined: 7/15/2006
Msg: 118
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Posted: 1/26/2010 11:23:06 AM
Well since at our age we're not as quick as we used to be, I would think we'd feel pressured and not able to keep up with it.
 Fifi47
Joined: 8/19/2004
Msg: 120
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Posted: 1/26/2010 2:51:11 PM
^^^^^ everyone is possibly a "less desirable" to someone, that is why we all are not attracted to the same people. I went to an arthritis water aerobics class recently, and the one man there was flirting with every woman in the class. He told me that he knew I was too young for him so he wouldn't ask for my phone number, but that he had gotten phone numbers from 6 women in the class. ( Hope that they didn't give them bogus phone numbers). Speed dating for him was water aerobics it seemed.
 Discerning Virtuosa
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 122
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Posted: 1/26/2010 6:08:35 PM
It's a nice way to make new single acquantances, but it's not enough time to make any kind of a connection with anyone. When everyone's young fresh and beautiful, instant attraction or love at first sight is more of a possibility. Now we can't be so quick to base our interest on looks alone and require a cerebral conversation.
 DallasSBF
Joined: 8/30/2007
Msg: 123
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Posted: 1/26/2010 9:43:42 PM
I like the idea of speed dating. But I have never had a chance to do it.
 femaleandflirty
Joined: 7/16/2011
Msg: 125
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Posted: 9/16/2011 2:37:18 AM
OIh yeah... Speed dating from the dating sites. I had one that lasted about 10 seconds. I saw him at the coffee shop and sped right off....
 femaleandflirty
Joined: 7/16/2011
Msg: 126
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Posted: 9/16/2011 2:39:59 AM
Plenty still base their interest on looks I can tell you, no matter how old they are. Especially men...
The voice is very important too..So yes I can sum someone up in about three minutes and the connection is usually there or it isnt....Not to say that once you hook up that other things will dissuade you against going on with it, of course..
 landale57
Joined: 9/8/2011
Msg: 127
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Posted: 9/16/2011 1:41:55 PM
I've never done it but was offered the chance in my local area (Portland, OR) about a year ago. We must have a shortage of men in my 48-60 age group. Women were charged $25 but men were free. I still didn't go. The whole concept just sounds a bit desperate and impersonal in my view. Maybe it works for some.
 ExploringLife2Gether
Joined: 9/5/2011
Msg: 128
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Posted: 9/16/2011 3:44:47 PM
I have yet to go to a speed dating event but I think the prospect is very appealing. I am attracted to women for different reasons than most men. While most guys are interested in the size of her tits or how pretty she is, I am interested in her communication style and intellect. Average looking and above is great. She doesn't have to be in the perfect body category. However, the minute she opens her mouth and starts talking, I can tell in sixty seconds if this woman is just someone I am going to **** and forget or she is someone worthy of respect and commitment. In my experience, there are very few well educated, well read, articulate women who can banter and dialogue in any meaningful manner. I liken communication with many women to playing tennis with a friend who has never held a racket. You hit the ball, they return over the fence. Play continues this way until balls must be retrieved. You can see the same thing in the workplace. There are few amazing women in the working world. Just stop and listen to women talk at work. 99% of what they talk about is total bullshit. There is no substance. There is no evidence of intelligent thought. When a rare woman comes on the scene at work and utters intelligent, thoughtful words, men notice and other women hate her.
 zippytwo
Joined: 6/7/2006
Msg: 129
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Posted: 9/20/2011 3:30:39 PM
Did it once....never again. I met a nice woman and we had a great conversation the men....not so much. One fellow sat down and actually said to me, "why is it when we marry you women you turn ugly?" Cheque please....over and out!
 angelwinz
Joined: 11/27/2006
Msg: 130
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Posted: 10/6/2011 1:48:33 PM
I went to my first speed dating event and was surprised at how many in my age group there were, both women and men. Our event had a mixer with a DJ and nice dance floor for afterwards, the price to get in was very nomial. They advertized that we would get to have 4-5 "mini" dates but I actually got to talk to 9 gentlemen. I think the time we got to spend with each person was about 5 minutes and I found it a lot fun. I for one would try it again.
 Glenoran1
Joined: 3/1/2009
Msg: 131
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Posted: 10/6/2011 6:20:21 PM
I only had one speed-dating experience (a free local event), and although there were no men in my age bracket, I would definitely do it again if the opportunity arose. It lets folks meet people we wouldn't otherwise get a chance to meet, and have a brief chat with them. Looks, height, etc. are not restrictions, as all the men meet all the women, unless the event is sorted by age.

ExploringLife2Gether, I, too, greatly value intelligence and the ability to discuss interesting topics and think outside-the-box. Those aren't attributes most men seek, from what I can determine. As well, I haven't found it all that common in male acquaintances or co-workers, any more than I have in women. They seem to have other priorities.

I should also point out that one can be articulate and able to engage in a stimulating conversation without being well educated or well read in a variety of topics. The two are not mutually exclusive. Other than the sciences, my 84-year-old mother can hold her own in any conversation I've seen her engage in with highly-educated (usually pompous) men. She only has a grade 5 formal education, but she is self-taught, and she has an excellent mind.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 132
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Posted: 10/6/2011 10:47:02 PM
...I went on something similiar a couple of months ago and I have to give kudos to the organizer for the way she had set it up. She arranged things so that there were approx 4 people seated at each table... a male/female mix and we had only 15 minutes to chat before we all had to move to the next table.
It was good in that it allowed for some excellent conversation and forced us to mingle with one another. I actually "bonded" (If you can do that in 15 mins) with one group and was a little disappointed that we had to cut short our lively conversation and move tables. Lol

Needless to say, I rather enjoyed myself and would attend another function like this on without hesitation...

...mae
 nativerock
Joined: 10/16/2010
Msg: 133
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Posted: 10/7/2011 5:51:17 AM
Never been to one of those invites and never will.. sounds like a meat market and I am vegan..

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 rearguard*2
Joined: 2/8/2008
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Posted: 10/7/2011 6:05:59 AM
^^^^^Well, native, you must admit its the ultimate RAW experience...
 andrena326
Joined: 10/25/2010
Msg: 135
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Posted: 10/7/2011 7:15:47 AM
I totally agree...it is nice to get to know a wee bit about a guy before you go meeting him...sometimes even then its not enough lol
 pretzelman60
Joined: 9/27/2011
Msg: 136
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Posted: 10/10/2011 8:28:12 PM
A man of few words. If you don't have time to date, then you on't have time to date. Wait till you have time, then date. Give the other person the credit they deserve. Speed dating, no


JMO
 nativerock
Joined: 10/16/2010
Msg: 137
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Posted: 10/11/2011 6:09:11 AM

Well, native, you must admit its the ultimate RAW experience...


I heard the ultimate raw experience is delving into one of my raw desserts? Have the rest of the population got this wrong?

nativerock
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