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I think it would be cool for a local library to raise money by hosting a speed-dating event for single readers. Everyone signing up would have to submit a list of their favorite books and authors. Could it work? Would you go to such an event?
And if you live in Florida, would you please organize one and invite me? :-P
At a designated time, an equal number of men and women within a specific age range show up at a bar or restaurant. The women are seated, and the men visit each table. They have a short time (last night it was six minutes) to speak with each other. By the end of the night, each man has met each woman. They discreetly (well, one would hope) make notes about each other, and then the next day, everyone logs on to the company's Web site and indicates which people they'd like to see again. The people who express mutual interest are given contact information for each other.
I hope that makes sense!
Thanks for the explanation Editrixie.
But, truth be told, not everyone is into it.
In fact, recently there have been rumblings from something called the Slow Food Movement. And if you just look at the name, it could be quite a simple and reactionary thing.
But when you look closer, these people are really thinking creatively about the past of our lives and the quality of our lives.
Whether that sounds appealing or not, maybe it is time to invent some kind of Slow Dating Movement,
just to move toward some sort of balance. We can ask if people know what it is like to, during a date, slow down and really be present.
Why does everybody need to be in such a rush. I know this is America, and some feel it is some unwritten rule for anyone who wants to be a true American to be continually multi-tasking and totally distracted.
Funny how just slowing down at the right moment can be the key to opening the heart, and the mind, and to really connecting.
Does anybody know what I'm talking about?
But, alas! I live in a tiny microcopic town that is socially dead.
I have noticed that at our library they do have all kinds of activities posted for children, & some for senior citizens but anyone in-between is out of luck!