Men who made an ill-advised choice in the ancient version of a singles bar simply had one lousy night.
Women who chose unwisely could end up facing years of motherhood without the critical help that a stable partner would have provided.
A 150-year old Australian public library has a new true-romance section after introducing speed-dating nights for lovers of classic texts.
Organiser Nirary Dacho, himself a Syrian refugee, says it has been a great success and is bound to lead to more job speed dating days.
Their journey to Australia was a hard one, fleeing their homes in the search for a better life.
In the case of speed dating, it means figuring out if the person we’re being introduced to is the right one or not, in less time than it takes to boil an egg.“You can tell if someone is right for you in the first thirty seconds,” Blazynski said.
“A person doesn’t need a lot of time to figure out if the match is something that can become a long-term relationship.”Blazynski said the benefit of speed dating as opposed to other online dating services is the ability to meet as many as fifteen potential mates in the same night.
Arriving with little means there's much to gain and a young group of girls is getting a head start through an age-old establishment.
"Here's is the talent, in refugee community, in asylum seeker community - so it's worth to have a look at this talent and consider them as highly skilled people you know," he tells SBS."I applied like 100 applications to different companies to get any job and I ended up with nothing because I don't have local experience," he says.The IT expert, who was an academic in Syria, was given a chance by his first Australian employer Dolby to start the program called "Refugee Talent".Those who attend must bring a book they either love or loathe as a conversation starter, ensuring there are no uneasy silences during the series of five-minute dates.“It’s speed dating with books.It’s designed to bring book lovers together,” the library’s project manager, Jackie Felstead, told Reuters on Wednesday.People in Motion For the uninitiated, speed dating is an increasingly popular way for men and women to meet and find potential partners.