And it turned out that two minutes was all that was needed. I came to the graduate speed dating event with no expectations, except to find no more than 20 other graduate students actually there. The group was as diverse as the Indiana University graduate programs are.There was no shortage of international students, 30-somethings and 20-somethings, from all different programs and walks of life.At 28, age doesn't matter to me, but maturity does. Although the age range among dates wasn't too impressive, it was refreshing to have a room full of intelligent and diverse dates.My very last date told me he wanted to meet someone younger than himself. The longest two minutes of the evening -- by far -- occurred when I sat across from a guy who was wearing sweat pants and smelled a bit ripe. But I can definitely say it wasn't a turn-on for me.After going on a "date" with each man, you're given the option of writing his name down.
Some of the men had really good answers, like hiking and attending IU Jacobs School of Music events.
The next day, I was informed that I had no matches but had three who picked me though I didn't pick them.
My curiosity got the better of me, and I've e-mailed them. Maybe sometimes two minutes just isn't long enough.
In honor of Valentine's Day, Ken and Nicole relate their experiences and offer a bit of commentary about their dozen dates.
Nicole's Take: Fun -- but try enduring nearly 30 dates in less than three hours Two minutes.