What is "BriefDating"?
is an exciting, quick, safe, and non-pressured way to meet
quality singles. In one evening, you'll meet from 7 to 20 people,
in two 1-hour rounds of 7 minute "dates." There
will also be two open mingling times to meet even more people.
What are the advantages of BriefDating?
includes 7 to 14 dates -- without the need for uncomfortable
a sense that you "click" in a few minutes
uncomfortable 3-hour blind dates.
is over a 50% match rate leading to dates!
does BriefDating work?
- Men and women come together at a designated location and are split
into two age groups. Only a limited number
of people can be accepted for each event, so be sure to
- There will be two 1-hour rounds of "brief dates,"
which last 5-7 minutes each.
- At the appointed time, one man and one woman are paired
up. To help make this a low pressure, fun event, you're
not allowed to ask anyone for a date or for his or her contact
information, such as phone number or e-mail address. Participants
are also given a list of questions to get you started.
- At the end of each round of dating, a staff member rings a bell
and all dates come to a halt. Participants are asked to
write on a dating card if they would be interested in seeing
this person again. This entails simply checking a 'yes'
or 'no' box. The men then get up from their seats and move
to the next table, where another woman is waiting to meet
- After 2 1-hour rounds of BriefDating, each participant
will have met from 7 to 14 people. There will also be two open
mingling times (at the beginning and middle) for further
- At the end of the event all of the dating cards are turned
in. If both sides checked the 'yes' box, then there's a
match! Organizers let participants know within 48 hours
which matches have been made, and give each match the other's
contact information, either a phone number, email address
or both (by personal preference). Then, let the dating begin!
Can someone participate in BriefDating
more than once?
encourage it -- if you don't meet that special someone the
first time around. There are approximately 75% new faces
to each event. In addition, you may meet only a fraction of
the participants in any one event.
a free member
free to become a BriefDating member. Membership allows you
to sign up for events. You can also optionally be on our mailing
list to be notified of upcoming events and activities. Your
membership information is private.
It cannot be seen by anyone. Join
Where can I read more about this type of event?
a couple of articles that have been written about "Speed
Dating" types of events:
Want better relationships?
of BriefDating for Western Massachusetts, Stefan Gonick,
is a psychotherapist and runs an on-going, weekly therapy
group called "The
Art of Relationship". This is a place where you can
learn how to have better and more successful relationships in your life. Read
more about it here.