“They don’t feel stressful because you can get out of a conversation if you’re not feeling it, because you only talk to each guy for a couple of minutes.
Co-founder, Amber Soletti, told Mail Online about the strict door policy for the 'Skinny Minny' event: 'If [we get] any flack from women we explain that "fair is fair" and that our "Size Matters" Speed Dating event for women who want to date men 6'1" that we measure the men and confirm they are all tall enough to participate as well.'Though dating websites have indeed become more and more focussed to cater to those looking for companions with similar interests, some will not doubt consider a guest list restricted according to weight specification as judgmental.
On the contrary, counters Ms Soletti: 'I think it's just a physical preference and don't actually think it's shallow. I also prefer men with full lips and big hands.'The entrepreneur added that the advantage of profiling guests this way is that punters who sign up for these types of events know that they will get what they're looking for while women will be assured plenty of attention.
“Mobile dating has been trivialized by apps that focus too much on speed and looks, and too little on essential human qualities,” says Dr.
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Loveflutter’s relationship psychologist. “Wit is sexier than looks, and unlike looks it determines long-term compatibility.” The current crop of picture-perfect dating apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, emphasize face value.
And the odds are definitely not in women’s favor, as there are about 150,000 more single ladies than fellas in the Big Apple.
“You go hang out with one girl, but the whole time you’re wondering if the other hot girl in the corner is watching you,” admits Ben Roth, 25, from Midwood.
The event, hosted by London-based dating app Loveflutter, is pushing its #Say No To Shallow campaign to showcase personality over appearance.
The company threw a similar stunt in London last July, where singles decorated their bags with doodles and 140-character fun facts about themselves.
“It was his idea to have coffee at Starbucks,” she says, “but when I asked him what he wanted, he said, ‘Oh, I don’t drink coffee.’ ” Things got even more awful when they went to a movie and he left five minutes in to the flick.
“The hardest thing is not giving up when you keep putting yourself out there, and continue going on these terrible dates,” she says.
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