The thing I liked the most ws the main concept - meeting 12 singles who do not ask for ur number but whom u genuinely get to knw widout any pressure or expectations. It felt great talking freely like that.
Female, 26 years, Business owner
Great folks from diverse back grounds...and excellent setting...
Male, 41 years, COO - Real Estate Services firm
The time crunch: The proposition to meet and interact with 12 singles in a span of 2 hours
Female, 34 years, Chartered Accountant
It's the first time I attended a speed date event in mumbai. Until now I had only seen this on the internet and and Hollywood movies...the best part was meeting people from such diff backgrounds...I would never meet such variety if I had stuck to my usual circle!
Female, 31 years, International Retail Banker
The quality of singles I met at the event was quite fantastic, and frankly much better than my expectation. Clearly, the filtration process you have implemented works.
Male, 30 years, VP - Corporate Strategy, MNC bank
Very well organised with quality singles. Good choice of location too. Everyone stuck to the rules and behaved well.
Female, 28 years, News anchor with leading channel
It was one of a kind in India! Excellent host and privacy protection!
Male, 28 years, Media Planner (Advertising)
The manner in which it was conducted and the quality of individuals present.
Female, 26 years, Entrepreneur/Fashion designer
I loved the venue, classy, sexy, perfect - it should be made the default venue of all all your events.
Female, 25 years, Art Director (Advertising)
There was a good mix of women (4-5 of them had done sky diving and a lot them were into trekking, both my fav actitivities).
Male, 27 years, First officer (co-pilot) with leading airline
U really keep your word when you say you do the checking befr intros. Met some absolutely lovely guys!
Female, 34 years, Ad agency executive
The fact that both parties have to say yes for contact information exchange to actually happen.
Female, 25 years, Analyst at MNC bank
Since on certain seats, we were sitting side-by-side, it ws difficult to talk... Sitting facing each other wud hv been better..
Female, 38 years, HR ManagerSpeedCoffee responds : "Fixed. All current events have singles sitting face to face."
Although the concept is to talk to each person for 6 minutes, I think 12 was a bit too much. 10 would be more than enough, as we can remember everyone we talked to.
Female, 38 years, Senior Personal HairstylistSpeedCoffee responds : "We love problems of plenty. :) But we've just added a feature that makes it easier for participants to remember everyone they met."
Too formal a forum...after a while it felt a bit like repeated interviews... :-)
Female, 29 years, Pastry ChefSpeedCoffee responds : "Our format requires you to speak with ALL opposite singles. You are free to have a formal or a lighthearted chat, it's up to you. But we've just added an ice breaker idea which helps make interactions more chilled out and less formal."
Sometimes u meet sum1 u really enjoy talking to, at that time, the 6 minutes bell seemed really annoying...But then again, u meet sum1 wid whom u hv nuthin in common and at that time, the "bell" is eagerly awaited.. So basically there was nuthin really that I did not like.
Female, 32 years, Business OwnerSpeedCoffee responds : "Aah, the eternal question: Is 6 minutes too little or too much? The jury is still out on this one. :)"
It was quite all right. Nothing I disliked. Just I would have preferred that everybody had the full name on their name tag. I mean not just their first name but also their last names too.
Male, 34 years, Business AnalystSpeedCoffee responds : "We take privacy very seriously. Providing full name makes it easier to trace a person online after the event and attempt to make contact with them even if they marked you NO. Also, a person's last name can sometimes make us judge even before we interact with them. Hence, no last names."
I was asked my profession by practically every girl there, making it look like they all had marriage on their mind. I wouldn't mind it just being a social experience, and to figure out the rest later.
Male, 31 years, Business OwnerSpeedCoffee responds : "We've tweaked our event so you don't have to repeat your job description to everyone. And btw, when a woman asks what you do, it's a good sign, it means she is interested enough to want to know more. And if most girls asked you that, you probably did a lot of things right! :)"
What I liked least was the time slot. 5 to 7.30 is neither here nor there. Can't you have it a little earlier? Like 4 to 6.30? That gives me the rest of the day for other plans.
Female, 35 years, TV News AnchorSpeedCoffee responds : "We've received that suggestion more than once. We will be experimenting with that time slot."
Perhaps the venue could have tables with chairs on the opposite side, so that singles can face each other, instead of sitting side by side on a couch.
Female, 27 years, Freelance Fashion StylistSpeedCoffee responds : "Done."