Guidelines on speed dating
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -pm Check In – Have NC State ID available at check in 3 Rounds Beginning at pm – pm Talley Student Center Ballroom An academic networking twist on speed dating!
The date hasn’t officially been set, but the reason for her imminent departure is immutable: She fell in love. After 30 — the age I’m nearing — experts find we may make casual friends, but most of us lose our best friends. How ironic that falling in one kind of love has the ability to make us lose another.
The same scent of desperation and loneliness that characterizes actual speed dating events on TV permeated the air. First, I’m reaching “the decade friends disappear,” an age when sociologists and psychologists say you’re most likely to lose your closest friends.
“New research recently found that starting at age 25, we lose more friends than we make each year,” one writer reported at Vox last year.
Women put greater weight on the intelligence and the race of partner, while men respond more to physical attractiveness.
Moreover, men do not value women's intelligence or ambition when it exceeds their own.
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Speed-dating has become ironic; it’s actually one of the slowest forms of dating around.