Montreal’s Dating Scene
Speed dating parties or events have started sprouting all over Montreal. Some have been organized by individuals while others were arranged by organizations or companies that offer various dating services.
Speed dating in Montreal is basically the same as speed dating anywhere. Variations may occur but the basic principle is intact. Participants of speed dating events will go on a round-robin dating wherein they will be allowed to meet and talk to everyone of the opposite sex for an average of 3 to 8 minutes.
Normally, speed dating events only cater to 25 or less partners in a single event. Anything in excess of that might be a little difficult to handle. Nevertheless, some do offer a large speed dating gathering and it might increase your chance of finding a match in such large events.
In speed dating first impression matters the most. In the very short time that you’ll be talking with your potential date, you’ll have a chance to evaluate his/her looks, voice, demeanor, accent, the way they dress, their self confidence and self esteem. In the less the 10 minutes, you’ll also be able to get a short background information about your partner and if you’re good in asking question, you might even get a chance to squeeze out a little bit more of personal information.
In Montreal, dating sessions are held from bars to restaurants. Events can also be a little formal or can be quite a party. It all depends on the organizers and the specific group attending the event. Events can be personalized catering to a specific age group, religious affiliation, work background, hobbies and interests, or particular or peculiar preferences. Such events are designed to increase the participant’s chances of finding their match.
During speed dating gathering, you’ll find the participants sitting across each other with a table in between. Some events arrange partners with considerable distance from each other for a little privacy while others have a long table where participants change partners by moving in a counter or clockwise direction at the sound of the organizer’s bell or ring.
Exchanging or giving of contact information during the speed dating is not allowed. Usually, you inform the organizers or their automatic online dating system which ones you prefer to have a date. Then the system or the organizer finds if there’s any possible match. They will then inform you of your match or matches and then it’s out of their hands.
Once you’ve been given the contact information, it’s up to you to make the moves and set up a real date. The speed dating organizers are only there to point you to the right direction it’s up to you to find the means to get there.
Montreal seems to be among the places where speed dating has become a full blown industry. You’ll find a number of websites that cater to the needs of that particular market: Montreal singles looking for dates.
Web directories, advertisements in the internet, billboards, newspapers and television showcase various dating services each have their own claims to success. Even if speed dating is relatively cheaper than conventional dating, it still would be best to think about it carefully.