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08-Oct-2017 21:17

It turned out that the men and women at the event were mostly kind, curious, and thoughtful during the brief interactions. Check.) Accentuate the positive and don’t interview or interrogate.In the name of research both professional and personal, this writer did check out some speed dating tips in advance. (Professional hazard alert.) Off-limit subjects on one list (work, politics, religion) were given the green light on another.If you're not in the Bay area, I recommend that you look for similar events and start your own if they're aren't any! To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies.Before starting the participants were given a brief coaching by dating expert Anna Hennings, which is a recent vegan herself and a total sweetheart.

This reporter flirted with donning her son’s “Meat is Murder” T-shirt, which felt a tad obvious and then promptly opted for her typical uniform (jeans, shirt, boots, all slogans) and headed to the vegetarian Saturn Café, the site of the meatless speed dating meetup. Can you imagine how awkward it would be for speed daters to have a reporter with notebook in tow chronicling, for public consumption, their attempts at meeting a soulmate over vegetable taquitos?

Each “pair” had a chance to chat for three minutes. After the allocated time, each male slid down a seat and a new conversation began. At the end, each guest could jot down the names of any person/s of interest, which were then passed on to Brighten.

In the event that two people each picked the other, contact details are passed along via email. As a neophyte to the speed dating scene, who knew what to expect?

Brighten worked hard to keep the genders evenly balanced, capping female sign ups until more men bought tickets.

In the end, there were a couple more guys than gals in a group of about 40.

Speed-dating is a great way to meet a lot of different people in a short period of time who are like-minded and enjoy similar lifestyles… Now, through a company called vegspeeddating.com, there are speed-dating events specifically for vegans and vegetarians, and these events are gaining popularity.