Each of you discreetly marks on a form whether you want to see the person you just met again. If you choose a "regular" event, by the end of the evening you'll meet at least ten people (and often a few more), for six minutes each.
If you choose an "Everyone Meets Everyone" event you'll usually meet at least 15 - 20 people, for shorter dates of about three minutes each.
The host rings a bell, and your first "date" begins.
After six minutes (regular event) or three minutes (up-to-20 date event) the bell rings again, and you rotate on to a new partner.
PASADENA, Calif.—For speed daters, first impressions are everything.
But it's more than just whether someone is hot or not.
He made his first substantial visit to Africa only last year, while in the same year Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on a three-nation African tour merely one week after taking office.
The area near the elevator has been roped off as an “archeological dig site.” Fliers on the walls and columns feature slogans such as Aliens are People, Too and Human? As I wander around the lobby and watch everyone schmooze, I feel shy and out-of-place, just as I would in a real social situation.In addition to Sasquatch, the Premium Members include: After the video introductions, we head back out to the lobby for another round of speed-dates, so the Premium Members can officially choose dates to take out on the town. When we return to the Red Room, they are blindfolded and handcuffed together in couples, as per the rules of date night. Also, Art’s notebook did not come from outer space at all; Sasquatch recognizes the chicken-scratch as his own—he had been attempting to write poetry and a memoir in the book when it went missing.When the dates conclude, we all flood back to the lobby.I strike up a conversation with a tall, long-haired, bearded fellow in raggedy clothes—none other than Sasquatch (Andy Tew ’07). Soon, Clevus and Harley call everyone into Cole Assembly Room (better known as the "Red Room" or, tonight, "redru M"). We watch the survivors act out their dates, at an Italian restaurant, a shopping mall and a miniature-golf course.Through his halting, broken English, I notice his Canadian accent; he tells me he’s from the wilderness of Sasquatchewan (and the humans always get the name of the place wrong). He has dated beavers, and he was once in love with a dog, but he’s ready to try courting a human. They show video clips that the “Premium Members” of e have made to introduce themselves to potential mates. Jean takes off his blindfold to find that his date, Nixie Van Wheelen, is gone—only her severed hand remains in the cuff. And some startling facts are revealed: It turns out, for example, that Gwen and Jean had a son together, many years ago, but gave him up for adoption.