Earlier in the summer, TAP-NY hosted its first-ever singles mixer and speed dating event. It was a great success with people meeting, connecting, and some even dating. We had a chance to catch up with one couple to hear about their TAP speed dating experience. (*Names have been changed.)
How would you describe your speed dating experience?
Jane*: I was shocked and amazed by how organized the event was. Everything felt like it went smoothly and it was a fun and enjoyable experience.
Was there anything that surprised you about the experience?
John*: I really enjoyed it because it didn’t feel just like an awkward speed dating experience; it was like a laid back networking experience.
How would you compare TAP speed dating vs. regular dating in NYC?
Jane: TAP speed dating felt like chill networking, I knew someone who knew someone so it didn’t feel like the people i’m meeting were complete strangers.
What did you think of the ice breaker activity (trivia)?
John: I didn’t know what to expect going into the event so the first group trivia event was a good ice breaker. I was happy we got put into a group setting at the beginning so it takes the pressure off the 1-1 setting.
What was your first impression of each other during speed dating?
John: Her big smile. (haha).
What was your first date?
Jane: Dinner at a Japanese restaurant, then i dragged him to a TAP softball team karaoke event
John: I took her to a Japanese restaurant and then we went karoake-ing and I met her 10 cousins on the very first night….
What would you tell people interested in speed dating?
– Definitely a great way to meet new people in the city that you ‘sort of’ know people whether if it’s a friend of a friend.
– Keep a open mind coming into this event, don’t expect to go in that you would ‘find’ someone at the event.
– Just enjoy relax and have fun!
Would you recommend the event to your friends?
Interested in participating in the next TAP singles mixer and dating event on November 11, 2017?
More information on signing up can be found here – http://tap-ny.org/events/1111-fall-in-love-with-tap/. Last day to sign up is November 3!