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I wanna try speed dating in Beijing - where can I go?

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I've decided to try speed dating in Beijing (...yes, yes I'm embarrassed to admit it!

I did try it once in London and it was a lot of fun!)

Anyone know any regular speed dating events in Beijing? I've only found one place on the internet but they haven't replied to my email.

Thanks!

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BrandeX

Personally, I can't image, due to chinese culture and personality, of anyone ever considering doing this here. But, you say you have actually seen a site mentioning it happening somewhere inside China?

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roddy

I've seen ads for speed dating some time back in Beijing, but I think they were ex-pat orientated. If you're looking for something 'local' try searching for 快速约会, but I'm not sure how popular it would be here - I think group activities might be more popular. The major dating (or often, marriage) sites, Jiayuan et al, will have events in various cities, but not sure about speed dating.

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Lu

It exists in Taipei, so Chinese culture and personality doesn't seem to be an obstacle.

Can't help you for Beijing though, but good luck and have fun!

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imron

You could probably also try the The beijinger classifieds. I imagine anyone organising that sort of event in Beijing would probably post about it there.

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Chinese Learner

Still feel a bit embarassed for having asked but....

:oops:

Thanks!!!!!

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cdn_in_bj

There's nothing to be embarrassed about! Have fun and good luck!! :wink:

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Lu

Don't be embarrased. 1) you're clearly not the only person interested or the whole thing wouldn't even exist, 2) we've had people ask about the morning after pill here and we've had discussions on condom sizes, which are both more potentially embarassing than speed dating, and 3) you're anonymous.

Have fun with the speeddating!

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alij65

Hi Everyone,

My friend and I have actually been throwing speed dating parties for over a year now in Beijing. We are the same people as the blog link posted above http://speedatingbeijing.spaces.live.com/ You can check out all our pics and past events on this site.

Because we mostly advertise in ex-pat magazines and through word of mouth, our events are run in English. The participants are generally young professionals many whom are foreigners.

Many people are nervous to try it but in Beijing it is a great way to meet friends as well as dates. It helps to come with friends so that have some support around you. If you want a little taste, here is an article we wrote about it: http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/articles/mag-bj/ditl/speed-dating-specialist/

If you are interested we are planning on throwing a party on Oct. 18th. Send us an email at [email protected]. Preregistration is required.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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