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I’m used to it, despite the societal pressure that comes with being unmarried and childless at 32.

The men sat down next to us and we'd chat for four minutes each, and then the guys would get up and move one seat down.

Bear in mind, if you have any people skills whatsoever, four minutes goes by really fast, so theoretically, there's not enough time for it to get awkward if you don't hit it off. It was fun, there were appetizers, and the hostesses were lovely (and all foreign model/actress types).

There was the conservative preacher’s son I caught in a lie; the sensitive budding filmmaker who was kind and sweet, but ultimately not long-term relationship material; the social activist f---boy — the list goes on. I completely relate to the gray area Adam mentioned.

I’ve tried the apps but, like Adam, have gotten mixed results. On one hand, I’d love the companionship or even a very consistent friend with benefits, but I’m also content in my singledom.

In our cases that’s fine, but I did start to think about how inclusive and welcoming an environment it could be. That was one of the first things we realized during the pre-event process: These events cast a wide net – even our age range was between 24 and 38 – and there is no telling what kind of group you’ll wind up at your event.

My straight, white, cis, male social profile is the most common there is, so I found many potential matches at the event, but those looking for a “less common” social profile might find some of these events frustrating in their scope of potential partners.As we don’t use whistles - our hosts gently tap the lads on the shoulder to let them know it is time to move on.Dates write down whom they fancy and if they have a match - they get notified the next day with details.The night of Adam: Without being sure what to expect, I was definitely nervous prior to the event.The prospect of packing a “date” into six-minute segments felt stressful enough even if it went well, let alone if it was going poorly.In any case, my results from Bumble, Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel have been mixed, at best.

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