If you’re tired of Grindr / Tinder and sick of ‘the scene’, why not try it the old fashioned way?
This one-of-a-kind event explores the science of attraction through a range of enticing sensory adventures.
Sensory Speed Dating debuted in 2013, and has since been held at a raft of music festivals in the UK and the US, as well as venues in London and New York – including the Book Club, the House of Yes and Littlefield.
Open to daters of all persuasions—single, partnered, straight, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and everything in between— over 500 people so far have joined us for a titillating evening exploring how our senses drive love and lust.
Our unique experience has featured evolutionary psychologists, neuroscientists, biologists, comedians, historians, food designers and drag performers.
Today I am, because I make the rules and I can change them if I want to. Uh, because I went speed dating this week, and chances are, you're probably curious about what that is/whether it was fun and if you should try it, and I've got your back. (Note: I've taken measures to protect the some of the innocent, stupid, and/or ridiculous people I met last night.
Also, this story involves complete strangers, and therefore, is unlikely to come back to haunt me.
As in, I conveniently forgot their names.)Rewind two weeks: I'm hanging out with some girlfriends and one of them mentions how she saw a groupon-like deal for speed dating.
In my head, I said, "Wouldn't it be fun if we all did that?
After the end of each session, participants will quickly alternate their seating arrangements to pair up with their next networking opportunity.
This process will continue until all participants have interacted with each other.
(Unless the final result tastes terrible, of course.) There are several online options, like or Punchbowl, but there’s nothing like getting an invitation in the mail (after a quick trip to Party City for the right invites).