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You are not permitted to download, Speed dating dunedin nz population or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. Jane Metcalfe, of Dunedin Dating, displays her timer and bell.

Photo by Peter McIntosh. Jane Metcalfe wanted to meet men but was having little success. So she started a speed-dating business.

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She is still waiting to meet "Mr Right" but tells business editor Dene Mackenzie she does have some success stories to share. Three Speed dating dunedin nz population after starting Dunedin Dating, Jane Metcalfe is still finding new ways to provide the speed-dating service to people in Dunedin and Invercargill.

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Just recently, after persistent calls, she started a new category for those people aged between 60 and But after a telephone call from an year-old, in Invercargill, she is making an exception after ascertaining the man in question plays golf twice a week and dances regularly. She went on to internet dating sites and found a whole Speed dating dunedin nz population of "nice people" but realised they did not really want to meet.

She then found some men who did want to meet her but had difficulty finding places where both she and the man felt comfortable having a beer. Ms Metcalfe collared Phil Ellis, from Craft and 10 Bar, and said Speed dating dunedin nz population he could provide a venue she would provide the people. About 30 people attend every weekly event and Ms Metcalfe separates the age ranges out to groups of: There was a crossover between the ages to cater for people who were close to one age or another but could not decide where they were better suited.

Speed dating was proving popular for a variety of reasons, not the least being the busy lifestyles people led and the change in the way people categorised themselves, she said. Thirty or 40 years ago, people could go to a weekend dance and know immediately if people were single or Speed dating dunedin nz population. Now, they could be single, with a partner in an open Speed dating dunedin nz population and still regard themselves as single, or a variety of other combinations.

Having a bunch of single people together means that is one question they don't have to ask. One turned up to speed dating wearing his wedding ring and another "drongo" turned up and told the women he was married but was checking out his options. There were spin-offs for the wider business community from the potential matches made at speed dating, she said.

Restaurants, cafes, taxis, florists and Speed dating dunedin nz population were all known to have benefitted from people taking the next step after meeting at speed dating. Asked how the balance of men versus women worked, she said that in the group she struggled to get women to attend, but in the group, she would like more men.

Other groups worked out atbut men were notoriously late bookers so she sometimes spent Thursday afternoons on the telephone convincing men to attend. I have run hundreds of these things. It is now a case of knowing it will happen.

At the event, Ms Metcalfe Speed dating dunedin nz population each person as they arrive and has a chat to them, putting them at ease and Speed dating dunedin nz population some things not to talk about, including past relationships. When the event starts, couples talk for five minutes before she rings the bell and people move around.

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Not Speed dating dunedin nz population found their match at speed dating and some went along Speed dating dunedin nz population to find people to talk to in a non-threatening social situation, she said. There will always be people more popular than Speed dating dunedin nz population. It is like picking the bullrush team at school.

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