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Students look for love and laughs

February 24, 2011

By Hailey Silvey, Staff Writer

Mack Edmondson and Anita Hung share a laugh during their mini-date at CAB's speed dating event on Feb. 10 Photo by Leila Shearon

Thursday, Feb. 10, Campus Activities Board or CAB hosted speed dating in the Myers Student Center. The event was planned by the President of CAB, Tara Shiver and lasted from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The idea behind speed dating is for a person to meet as many new people as possible in a short period of time. The participants of speed dating will sit with another person for a certain period of time and have short conversations about anything they want. Most speed dating requires early sign up to make sure that there are an equal number of participants. Most speed dating events also have to be paid for.

The participants of CAB’s speed dating could arrive at the student center beginning at 9 p.m. Students that showed up at that time were able to eat refreshments while they waited. The actual event started at 9:30 p.m.

Students attended CAB's Speed Dating in Myers Student Center. Photo by Leila Shearon

During the event, women sat at tables with a list of icebreaker questions. They were able to ask the male participants questions about themselves, their college careers, etc. The male participants sat at the table for the length of a song. Once the song was over, the male participants changed tables, while the female participants waited to see who was next at their table.

More and more students showed up throughout the night. Most of them were surprised about how much fun they actually had during the event.

Anita Hung, a freshman from Marietta, said “I had my doubts, because it seemed silly. But I think that was the point, and because my friends were going, I decided to go too. And I’m glad I did; it was rather fun, and we all had a good time.”

Hung also said that if the event were to be offered again, she would go again. Tara Shiver, the president of CAB, said that she felt that the event went well and coincided nicely with Valentine ’s Day on Monday.

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