Just five minutes dating
In fact, it happens far more often than not when I meet someone online. I would like to propose a radical idea that could save everyone’s time: the 5-minute date.Regardless of how someone looks and sounds onscreen, you can’t know if there’s chemistry until you encounter him face to face. I got this idea from one of my favorite movies, “Waitress.” One of the characters, Dawn, gives every first date she meets five minutes – whether they like each other or not – just five minutes. It went pretty much the same way every single online date I’ve ever had has gone.We met for a drink and when I laid eyes on him I really wasn’t attracted physically.Download the app for free and log in with Facebook Connect (it didn’t show up in my news feed — phew), and it prompts you to answer a series of questions to help the app find you a match.Whoever created the survey likely has a dodgy dating history — on the topic of “drug use,” I’m asked whether I’m a “drug free,” “down the hatch,” “up the nose” or “in the veins” girl. tipple can select “Don Draper train wreck.” Once you’ve filled out the necessary steps, the app automatically creates a dating card.
After mingling at the bar for a bit, we all sat down at a long table, where there was an empty chair next to each woman.
I wasn’t repulsed either, he just wasn’t someone I imagined I’d ever want to kiss.
I could pick him apart by saying I didn’t like his hair or his body type or the way he kept saying “Exaaaaactly, exaaaaactly.” But there was nothing wrong with the guy. After a few minutes of not horrible but not scintillating dialogue, I think we both knew there wasn’t a connection.
Do you relish the idea of your phone buzzing with potential suitors?
If you need a dozen options for a date tonight — and live in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — a new app called Let’s Date is launching today.