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If you are interested in the digital version of speed dating, or “speed stitching” as we like to call it, check out our Stitch website.
At PM on Monday, April 30 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the public is invited to meet and win artworks by 11 up-and-coming artists currently pursuing their MFA degree in Studio Art at UW–Madison.
Each artist or collaborative will deliver a 7 minute presentation on their work, and then select an audience member to win a piece of their artwork through a raffle drawing.
(The idea is that the participants will not feel pressure to accept or request contact information face to face.) The first organized speed-dating event took place in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California.
Since then, speed dating has spread across the globe.
When in doubt, smile and nod – fear not, a new date awaits you in just a few minutes! Hopefully, your date will not engage in political discussion or religious differences given the short amount of time, but as mentioned before, be prepared for anything.
If any disagreements arise, simply avoid them by politely changing the subject.
In the end, this will make your decision process much easier! Now that you are fully prepared for your next speed-dating extravaganza, you are probably asking yourself, ‘Where can I find a speed-dating event near me? If you would like to be notified about when and where future events will be taking place, make sure to sign up to receive the Stitch newsletter.
At this time, we are only inviting registered Stitch members to our events, but we will be extending the speed-dating fun to others in the near future.
Speed dating might seem simple, but there are four tips you should consider before embarking on your next speed-dating adventure.
1) You are going to meet plenty of new people, so be prepared for anything.
You won’t get stuck with the date that never speaks or the date that talks non-stop, because every date just lasts a few minutes.