The actual date lasts an average of four hours and 18 minutes, according to a poll of 1,000 singletons by the online dating site
But men spend an average of three hours 42 minutes analysing it afterwards, 24 minutes more than most women.
‘It would have been nice not to be judged on something so inconsequential, it’s not as though I’ve got “moron” inked across my face.’ ‘Years ago, I decided to try speed dating. ‘Later, my friend, who was in the round after mine, revealed that they had all told her how mean the previous girl had been. ‘Last week, I went to a speed dating event where one of the female guests had brought her mum along.
‘The event was in Clapham, south London, and I went with some of my female friends. ‘She sat down along with her daughter and took notes with a pen and paper during every date.
Going home.” ‘This was my first and last foray into speed dating.’ ‘I’ve only been speed dating once but it was enough to cement my hatred for it. It was based around food, everyone sat in groups of six and had ten minutes to chat per course.
‘Later, they both emerged looking very dishevelled.