The event took into account gender preferences, individual/group dating preference, age range preferences, level of kink preferences, and welcomed all sexual orientations and genders. Well this is sample of what our members had to say: This event felt like a unique success.
Most people I spoke to expressed a genuine sense of satisfaction and relief in how easy the process was and how supportive the room was. The results are emailed to the participants the next day.
Apprehensions and awkwardness were lifted mostly because we had a common thematic language to assist in breaking the ice which turned the idea of speed “dating” into something much more positive, effective and focussed. Then they choose to act on the contact information. There was an expressed desire to hold this again every six months and I perceive this is the valedictory message for our first PSD event.
We are all to a greater or lesser extent visually judgemental daters. PSD does not consider height weight hair colour or any other visual cues, age notwithstanding. This meant the women had a lot more speed dates over the evening than the men.
Participants may have got a little outside their normal screening procedure. However there was still a lot of eye contact going on.
Arranged marriages, strictly-controlled family introductions and chaperones are familiar territory for some young Muslims. A new approach to dating has been launched by a couple of young Asian entrepreneurs who set out to introduce young professional Muslims to more prospective partners in one evening than they may meet in a lifetime.
"We are not working against tradition, but are essentially taking the burden away from families," said Ashok Gupta, the man behind Asian Speed Dating.
"We are still encouraging Muslims to meet other Muslims.
"The main problem is many don't drink, so don't do the traditional dating thing of going to pubs and clubs to meet someone new.î The 26-year-old Cambridge graduate decided to set up the company with friend Maha Khan after realising how popular speed dating had become since its introduction to this country three years ago.
Ms Khan said: "We believe Muslim speed dating will soon become the most popular way of meeting new people.
If you begin the journey into non-monogamy just how do you find the relationships you think you are looking for.
There are so many variations of relationship style, sexual preference, age range, and boundaries before we even get to that magical unquantifiable ingredient – often labelled as Chemistry.
Now the way that meeting prospective partners often works, is that you discover the chemistry and then later find out if the person is a match in other ways. We just held pour first ever Poly Speed Dating (PSD)event at the party room of the condo building of one of our members.
It was a BYOB and BYOD event which also led to a wonderful evening of excess as well as success. This has been running successfully in the USA and the UK, and helped us organize a social event where people met a number of potential dating partners.