Though I had contemplated and completely vetoed the concept a for many years, hence the bit about me not really dating, I soon typed the words: “Hey, want to try something completely crazy and sign up for speed dating? Within 20-minutes, I found four different organizations that offer speed dating in Toronto.

Ten-minutes later, Christine and I signed up via 25dates.com, a speed dating company that hosts events in Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.

Christine neglected to tell me her email was stashed in her junk folder, but when I checked mine, I found my note! Who knows, you may find that special someone you’re looking for, or maybe a new friend to hang out with!

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By the end of the 25 dates, we would have said “Yes,” or “No,” to each person.

Saying, “Yes,” would mean that we’d further our conversations with the selected winners outside of the event.

Two weeks ago, my friend, let’s call her Christine, and I decided to do something we had never done before: Speed dating.

Since speed dating had never crossed my mind, I was shocked when I found myself keen on trying it out.

When we walked into the event venue, Christine and I were greeted by energetic hosts who gave us a piece of paper with two columns: One for the successful dates and the other for the, uh, failures.

On the back of this sheet, we were encouraged to write notes on the people we were “dating,” like their names, their features and even any annoying habits we might have noticed right off the bat…

” For two weeks leading up to the speed dating event, we remained in shock.