Or just going out to a bar and chatting with someone you think is hot.
Can you really tell if someone's 'the one' in four minutes?
For more information, go to the Slow Dating website.
With every convenience innovation, there will always be a counter revolution not far behind.
It’s essentially an online dating app for people who hate how superficial and easy online dating has become.
For the more impatient of us, there’s always Tinder.
Coupled with the price of the evening, a pretty expensive £20, this shows exactly how seriously a lot of the people there were taking the event – it was not simply an amusing night out, it was a genuine attempt to find a partner.
Although I will freely admit to a love of 'chick flicks', I was pretty sure that speed dating was not the way that I was going to find Mr Right, and so I was more concerned about avoiding awkward pauses in conversation than discovering if a man 15 years older than me was my perfect match.
It does allow you to meet other people who are looking for a relationship, and is at least more reliable than hanging around at the water cooler waiting for a 'moment.'But for now I'm going to look to that great dating icon of our generation, Bridget Jones (we are both journalists with a love of Colin Firth and chardonnay after all) for guidance and be proud to be a singleton.If your messages earn 50 likes, you get to see their profile photo.For them to see yours, they’ll also need to earn 50 likes.Well that’s the practical stuff, so if you add three large glasses of wine, a vodka and diet coke, my friend Emma and a host called Jamie (who seemed determined to make it as obvious as possible that I was attending the event for my job), then you've pretty much got my experience of speed dating!When Emma and I walked in to the Original Four nightclub in Leicester where the event was being held, the room was already pretty full despite the fact we'd come early so I could put my recording equipment and camera behind the bar without anyone noticing.Or, worse, chatting for ages, and then seeing them immediately unmatching after they see your photo.But hey, if you’re willing to risk that, and up for investing a lot of time and emotional energy in dating rather than thumb strain from speedy swipes, Appetence might be worth it.At all Slow Dating events, you will meet at least 15 single professional people and have a four minute date with each of them – hence the term Slow Dating – and rest assured that extra minute can make all the difference!You may find these speed dating tips useful, and you should also know that all of Slow Dating events are held in carefully chosen upmarket bars and we give you a cast iron guarantee that you will meet at least one person you will want to see again.Appetence is a new app that’s all about ‘slow dating’ – which is essentially just a cool way to say ‘taking it slow’.Instead of swiping left or right based purely on how hot someone looks in their picture and a decent bio, Appetence will only let someone see your profile if you choose to show it to them. You download the app and select a load of interests and personal tastes, ranging in areas from music and TV to pets. Once you match with someone, neither of you will be able to see the other person’s photo – instead you’ll see their photo covered by a pattern.