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But the JCCSF dropped Speed Dating in 2005 during its transition into a new building and a new level of programming.However, a national company called Hurry Date does hold speed-dating events for Jewish singles two or three times a month in San Francisco.After just one experience at a Hurry Date event for Jewish singles, Anna Ryaboy is sold on the concept.“It’s one of the few events in the Bay Area where you can meet so many single Jewish men at the same time,” says Ryaboy, 39, of San Francisco.This month, for example, there have already been two events for Jewish singles at a North Beach bar, one for people 40 to 55 and another for people 49 and older. 27, an event for 25- to 35-year-old Jewish singles is scheduled for Azul (a lounge and tapas bar near Union Square) to be followed two weeks later by a Jewish-themed gathering for similar ages at a hip bar. Don Rosenthal went to a Hurry Date event for Jewish singles last month.“It was an interesting experience, though I’m not sure if it’s exactly my style,” says Rosenthal, 55, of San Mateo.
In 2000, back before online dating took off, the JCC of San Francisco began hosting a Speed Dating program in which “thousands” of singles took part, according to the JCCSF’s Yossi Offenberg, who ran the events.
Segal and other planners in New York say the best-attended events are the ones that appeal to specific populations — such as ethnic and religious groups, pet lovers or people whose idea of a good time is a workout session at the gym.
The AP article cited one agency that had hosted some 10,000 date-seekers over the past two years, and the headline on the piece was “Speed dating gets a revival among 20-somethings.” In San Francisco, the signs of a revival are less prevalent.
“All of the guys were so sincere, smart and handsome — it was impossible to choose one with ‘bad hair.’ I’ll go back.” Speed dating might be on its way back, as well.
A recent Associated Press article noted that micro-dates — Speed Date is actually a brand name — are being rebranded in New York as “a younger, hipper alternative to online dating.” In Brooklyn’s heavily Jewish Williamsburg neighborhood, for example, Julia Segal launched a monthly event called “The Internet Killed Your Social Skills” that is filling a bar with 20-somethings (many in fedoras).“I had a nice time, and met nice people.” Will he go back?