The idea is simple: an equal number of single men and women in the same age range get together for a couple of hours. Joanne is currently working on her next book, Learning to Receive with Grace and Ease, aimed at helping people become more comfortable and skillful receivers.The women are seated around the room and the men rotate, usually spending two to five minutes with each woman. There is no need to slay them with your humor or wow them with your intelligence. As with all social and networking events, keep your remarks positive. Appreciation is much more attractive than sarcasm and complaints. Her observation is that most people have the giving side of the equation down, but struggle with receiving.Rabbi Yaacov Deyo hosted the first event in LA in 1998, and since then the concept has spread throughout the US and to the UK and Canada. There’s little time to correct a wrong first impression. As a certified coach, Joanne has supported hundreds of people in changing their lives to look, feel, and be their very best.It has also been incorporated in over 20 popular television shows and movies. She has been featured on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act and appears frequently on radio interviews and as speaker for singles groups.After the event is over, the daters submit to the event’s organizers the names of the individuals they would like to see again.It sounds simple, but each variable in the design of the event can affect the daters’ outcomes.In spite of maxims about so many fish in the sea, for example, recent research tells us that the heart prefers a smaller pond.
Decisions, Decisions Traditional dating can seem haphazard, contingent on seemingly minor details such as whether you signed up for the right yoga class or patronized the same bar as your future love interest.
Both parties keep track of whom they would like to get to know better. Learn more about Joanne’s coaching and speaking at Nurture You .
If both people choose each other, they receive one another’s contact information, and the next step is up to them. Some people come with a script and questions, and occasionally somebody confuses the evening with a Chamber networking event and tries to pitch you.
The concept of rapid-fire dating has gained tremendous popularity, spreading to cities all over the world.
One speed-dating company in New York City, for example, holds a gathering almost every day.