Have you ever tried Barcelona Speed Dating? I did. Of course I never thought I’d end up speed dating in Barcelona, but hey, you have to give everything a try if you want to have a Barcelona date, right? When me and my friend got some free Barcelona Speed dating tickets from our friends at DateClub last Saturday, we started a heated discussion if we should go or not and ended up saying yes but we seemed to be both excited and ashamed at the same time.
We were a bit anxious as to actually entering the venue, but once we did we were relieved. The bar wasn’t nearly as crowded as we had imagined. The lights were dimmed so it was quite pleasant and non-threatening. After, we got a little pack with a number and name badge and we sat around for a while observing other people entering the bar ready for their Barcelona dating experience. A lot of people were already talking to each other at the bar, but we weren’t really sure if they were friends, speed dating regulars, or just overly enthusiastic newbies.
The Barcelona speed dating event was divided in two different age groups ranging from 27-37 and 37-47. Most people came on their own, but when we went outside to catch a bit of fresh air and relax, we also met other girls participating more for fun and to give it a try instead of searching desperately for Barcelona love.
Around 8.30 the girls went to a specific table with their number and off we went. It was quite relaxing for us girls because we where the ones sitting at our table while the guys were the ones parading from table to table every 5 minutes. In total we spoke to 16 different guys and after the first 5, my mouth was more than dry. Also, 90% of attendees where native Spanish, so I got a really good chance to practice some of my Spanish skills. During our conversations, which basically covered questions like, where are you from, what are you doing, hobbies, etc. we had to fill out a speed dating card and make comments on potential candidate. After the 16th person we talked to, we definitely had improved our Spanish skills and had a lot of fun talking to a bunch of guys from different backgrounds.
My personal Resume:
In general Most of the guys where coming from an engineering or mechanical background and lived in or nearby Barcelona. All of the attendance made a good impression and didn’t feel sketchy to me in the least. In the end I wasn’t lucky in finding my ‘Mr. Right’ 😉 but it was a great experience and I can recommend Speed dating in Barcelona if you’re looking for entertainment and a fun night out. A ticket normally costs 20 €, but look on internations.org, they give away free tickets sometimes. A day after the event, you can fill out your profile on their website and check off all the girls/guys you liked.
If there’s a match (meaning that the person you checked as wanting to meet again has also done the same thing), you are able to exchange your email address. I personally don’t believe that Barcelona speed dating helps you find your true Barcelona love, but it definitely helps you get to know other fun people to hang around with. If you have found your perfect Barcelona lovealready check out our free Top 25 Spots to take a date in Barcelona.
UPDATE (November 26th, 2012): We’ve been recently alerted to another excellent speed dating in Barcelona company run by a friend of ours. It’s called HappyDates and we highly recommend you check it out if you’re earnestly searching for your ‘media naranja’ (Spanish for soulmate).