Best advice for speed dating
But in real life, at least half of these strangers would be secretly coupled or otherwise uninterested.
I feel very similarly about first dates: I would venture every human is nervous on a first date, because it's weird and awkward and, shit, you didn't know she doesn't eat gluten, and do you kiss at the end, and please don't high-five because someone did that to me once and it was horrible. You've survived the first date, some of the pressure's off, but you're (hopefully) still in that magical early place where just accidentally touching skin is thrilling and there's still so much to learn about each other.
I personally think a "type" is bullshit, though I understand that it might be hard to get past certain ingrained expectations. More people are into you than you even realize*Most people at our speed-dating get one to three matches.