Atlantic city speed dating parties
The New Jersey Veg Fest event schedule for 2018 includes Convention Hall pop-up shops on March 25, June 24 and Aug. There will also be pop-ups at the Laundromat speakeasy bar, 4 Dehart St., Morristown, on Feb. New Jersey Veg Fest will also present the Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival July 14 at the Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, and the New Jersey Veg Fest Oct.6 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus.There was also the man (whose job I can’t remember) who openly admitted that he loved being able to talk people into paying more money for things that he knew they didn’t actually need. I didn’t end up meeting anyone special at speed dating, but I still felt like I’d tapped into this hidden sector of the NYC dating world.What makes speed dating in New York so interesting is part of what makes New York so interesting to begin with -- you’re able to meet people from all over the world, from different backgrounds, with all different kinds of careers, interests, and experiences (and best of all, they’re all right there, in one room, in front of you).I signed up for a Monday night event with Speed NY Dating (because what else was I going to do on a Monday night?), and found myself in the restaurant of the Hyatt Union Square.At the very least, it’s nice to know there are still those out there who believe enough in finding love (or at least second date) to dress up on a Monday night to sit in a Union Square hotel restaurant and have a conversation with strangers -- without an app, and without being six beers deep.
Surprisingly, there were more men than women -- most of whom were young, professional, and new to New York.After I was sure enough that the people at the restaurant were there for speed dating, I rose from the bar, took a seat on the ladies’ side of the tables, and waited for my first prospective match made in heaven. Women sit on one side of the table while men rotate from seat to seat in front of them. After five minutes, the men move to the next seat, and so on.After every “date,” you write down that person’s name on the card and rank them based on how likely you’d be to date them again.At the end of the event, you pick the top people you were interested in and return the card.Should there be any mutual matches, the organizers of the event will put you two in touch.