Topics: How come on dating sites so many people don't have a self picture posted on their profile?
Norma Desmond’s line from “ Sunset Boulevard ” takes on new meaning now that we have online video speed dating thanks to SpeedDate.com. This is a way for lazy people to speed date. Since I cannot see myself getting all dated up to attend a speedating event live, if the concept weren’t so off putting I would be a potential customer.
But I can see the allure. As they say in their promo, how much time have you spent emailing and talking on the phone, pouring over someone’s profile and pictures, to then meet and have no spark or worse, very little in common. Even with the most diligent of vetting techniques, there are more fizzles than sizzles.
So now you can have a two-way, real-time video conversation with prospective suitors. The demo on the SpeedDate.com home page is an insipid conversation between two twenty-somethings. Not a great sales tool at least not for our generation. Yes, you can see the person speak and move, thereby exposing any strange nonverbal quirks.