Trying Speed Dating in Prague…

Back in Starbucks, again with another different article. As I already started I should continue with my study about boyfriends, right? I mentioned I will look for a place where to find a normal boyfriend. So, the question is, is there any? I mean, for example, bar. Well, if you like to find some party animal, alcoholic or so, then this is the right place, or not? I guess we are not looking for those boyfriends. At work? Dating with your colleagues is not a great idea, not just because your boss won´t be too happy but it could be really hard to coordinate your job with a relationship.

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As I was thinking about a place where to find a boyfriend, at the same time, my friend told me her story and I thought it would be great to try it as well and share it with you, of course.

She has been looking for the Mr. Right for a long time. She has met many guys on her way, no one was the right one and so she, as a desperate woman, decided to try the place she found on the Internet. The place you can see in many American movies and I didn´t have any idea that you can find this place in Prague too. This event is called Speed dating. It works the same way in here as in movies.

First, you have to find the right place. There is nothing easier than writing Speed dating Prague into Google and I´m pretty sure there are plenty options. She tried one for Czech speakers but I have already checked there are for English speakers too. If you find the right place, then you have to decide for the right category. There are many of them. First, you choose your age and the age you are looking for. The age range is quite wide so no worries. You pay some fee (women usually less than men – I guess it might be because this could be taken as a sex trafficking from men but for women, it is mainly usually about finding the Mr. Right).

My friend is the same. I was talking to her and found some interesting facts. While talking about men and her feeling alone, wedding talks etc. I have found few differences between us. Meanwhile, I love traveling alone, feeling independent and love doing everything alone a bit differently, traveling included, she is absolutely different. She does not need any wedding at the moment but she needs love and she has been desperately looking for someone who will love here and give her some attention.

That leads me to one question: Don´t we all look for any attention? We all love when someone loves us, tells us we did something right, cheers us, maybe just gives us a hand when we need it. All women are looking for a strong man as a potential hunter and a great dad for their future kids. Of course, just after we went through the part of our life with a bad guy. I think, we all have to go through this stage but lately, we need a dad for our kids. Don´t ask me why, I´m not in that stage yet, but I think it is burned in our genetics, as women. All of my girlfriends are actually looking for a man of their life and a dad of their kids. They don´t think about it but it is deep in their hearts and minds.

Back to her and lately maybe my experience with Speed dating. You sit down and get your nickname. Men are changing seats every 4 minutes with one break in between. Her story was hilarious so I had to take it as a part of an experiment. ”He sat down, didn´t even start with his name telling me that he is the best of I can get in here and because he is even better than his words are so he is a writer.” Huh, quite confident, right? On the other hand, still better than the other one who: “Sat down and I started talking and asking. Usual questions, nothing special. I asked what is his job, how is he, what does he like, etc.”

His answers were quite shocking. Exactly, she didn´t get any answer than his name. He said she is kind of boring, he told her what he doesn´t like instead of what he likes and he even said he came there because he didn´t have anything else to do that day.” Guys, I give you an advice, even if you would like to say this, please don´t. It definitely won´t make you more or even anyhow interesting.

When the run is over, you should check the paper the ones you like and if you have a match, ding ding, you then get their email. She got some emails but in the end, she wasn´t sure if she should contact them or not. In the end, she did but she didn´t find her Mr. Right. At least, she tried.

I could recommend trying the Speed dating event because you can meet some nice guys/people or whoever but I´m not sure this is the right place to find your boyfriend. Maybe you have some other opinion? Let me know. I´ll wait for your comments!

Markéta Hudečková

Markéta Hudečková

I'm a Czech girl who lived in Prague for a long time while working as a Legal Assistant. One day, I have decided to change it so I'm trying to travel as much as I can while writing the stories on my way. I'm a blogger, copywriter, photographer and I also consider myself as a traveler.
Markéta Hudečková

2 Comments

  1. Plenty of people find relationships at speed dating, even relationships that later lead to marriage. But most of them probably had to come multiple times before they succeeded. Seems to me that some people think of speed dating as some kind of miracle method (yes method, not a place) that should guarantee them the Mr. / Misses Right immediately at first visit. Using the same analogy of your friend’s experience, you could as easily draw a conclusion that no place is a right place. After all, your friend ‘has met many guys on her way’ as you write, and neither of them happened to be Mr. Right :).

    There is not right or wrong place. Neither is there just some specific type of people, who would visit speed dating. It is just a matter of coincidence and it surely may be a lengthy search. The main advantage of the speed dating, is meeting lot of new (and single) people during a very short time. Which is what you will probably not manage anywhere else. But of course, it still depends on each individual person, if they are able to charm the others and if they manage to keep the person interested beyond a few dates. Obviously, you will not like everyone and not everyone will like you. If that were the case, then there would not be any single people left. =D

    P.S. Please check what sex trafficking is. Your drawing causality between speed dating prices and sex trafficking is really absurd. Also, I still fail to understand why a ‘guy ‘who: Sat down and I started talking and asking’ was so bad. Everyone does that at speed dating!

    Disclosure: I am the speed dating business owner.

  2. Well, I could ask the same question – where are all the normal women who know what they’re looking for? The ones who want a proper man and won’t laugh at me when I try and do something nice for them (true story), the ones who won’t make fun of me _during_ the first date (true story) or the ones who don’t play games hoping a better guy will ask them out (again, happened to me too)

    Speed dating? I’ve tried it and found it lacking. Maybe it was the type of woman who goes to these events or maybe it was the wrong evening to be there but I didn’t get much luck there. I might as well have chatted up someone elsewhere.

    I like your article – I think there’s scope for “real” men and “real” women to stand up and note they are not the weird ones in town.

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