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Maybe they’re not comfortable with a smartphone, or maybe they have qualities they feel can only be appreciated face to face.During the break, Man Number Two comes over to my table and asks if he needs to write comments about the women he’s meeting.“The scorecard is just for your own reference,” I tell him.I spend half an hour setting up the room, putting café numbers on the tables, and writing out name badges.
These young daters seem to be looking beyond newfangled methods like Tinder in the same way that they are wearing vintage hats and buying vinyl records.
Together, they are a unique group that tells an overlooked part of the story of how we meet each other in 2014.
* * *Man Number One is blind and arrives a lot earlier than the other daters.
Speed-daters, by contrast, have on any given night around 10 potential matches.
The only preconditions are that they have all paid some money, dressed up a bit, come to a bar in town, and pinned on a name badge.