Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.If two participants have written down each other’s names, the event organizer will forward the contact information to both parties.(The idea is that the participants will not feel pressure to accept or request contact information face to face.) The first organized speed-dating event took place in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California.Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 to very strong demand. Our initial plan was to ship two million units by the end of March.But as we announced yesterday, we have already shipped 2.74 million units through the end of March.
Let’s take a look at the kinds of consumers who are purchasing Nintendo Switch.The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.Looking at the most recently available census data, we explored the demographics of the “marriage market” based on what women said they want in a spouse.Nationwide, single young men outnumber their female counterparts.The overall male-to-female ratio is 10 among single adults ages 25 to 34.But when we limit the young men to those who are , the ratio falls to 84 employed single men for every 100 single women.