Annea Lockwood Following the panel discussion, the crowd of approximately 25 artists and 25 scientists commenced speed-dating each other.
After five minutes was up, it was time to switch seats to date another participant. During the dates, participants shared with one another work they had done on cell phones and tablets, and exchanged information, making plans to talk in the future.
Guests entered through a gallery exhibition called Quiet Earth curated by Fairfax Dorn, founder of Ballroom Marfa, to a white room with tall ceilings, where chairs were arranged in two arching rows.
With scientists in the first row, artists in the second, the night began with two featured dates.
Sixth-graders claim to be dating when, after extensive negotiations conducted by third parties, two of them go out for ice cream.
Many college students and 20‑somethings don’t start dating until after they’ve had sex.
For an activity undertaken over such a long period of time, dating is remarkably difficult to characterize.
The term has outlasted more than a century’s worth of evolving courtship rituals, and we still don’t know what it means.
Before the early 1900s, when people started “dating,” they “called.” That is, men called on women, and everyone more or less agreed on the point of the visit.Just like all previous events, it was a fantastic night.The event took place at the beautiful Rauschenberg Gallery Space in Chelsea.AS A PSYCHOLOGIST, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating.During a series of mini dates, each spanning no more than a couple of minutes, participants in a speed-dating event evaluate a succession of eligible singles.