Needless to say, I did not. But this stands out as one of the more publishable pieces of advice I received before I went naked speed dating. The format is simple: regular speed dating, with four-minute meetings, a mingle and a yes, no or friends column to tick. The only thing missing, in fact, is your apparel. Just 20 quid will buy you a look at 30 odd sets of genitalia — although not, apparently, a bottle of wine at the pricey Balham venue, The Exhibit pub no pun intended. In fact, trying to make a good impression on a total stranger while sweating from your inner thighs is about as nofilter as it gets.
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Strangers hoping to find that right match. On a gloriously warm Tuesday this week, a group of soccer executives, from clubs large and small from across Europe and even as far afield as Brazil and the United States, were getting to know each other at minute intervals inside a banquet hall at Stamford Bridge, the West London home of Premier League giant Chelsea. Outside, tourists visiting the stadium frolicked in the sunshine of the stands. Inside the cloistered, carpeted Centenary Lounge, executives were getting down to the serious business of negotiating player trades as the summer transfer window, an annual multibillion-dollar marketplace, reaches its climactic rush to fill rosters or find new or temporary homes for unwanted or untested talent before the window slams shut in a matter of weeks. With tables numbered and organized in rows, executives wielding brochures and tablets showed off their inventory in short introductory meetings that ended with the sound of a bell and the appearance of two women armed with boxing-style cards announcing the start of the next round of talks. The event, a novelty in the often opaque and secretive world of soccer player trading, is the brainchild of Jonas Ankersen, 33, of Denmark, who launched a player trading platform called Transfer Room two years ago. The idea was to wean clubs off the largely inefficient and long-held practice of sourcing and selling players via the closely guarded networks of agents or intermediaries, some who can take a multimillion-dollar cut in the biggest deals.
Seeking Soccer Talent, Club Executives Turn to Speed Dating
Could you do with some help to meet like-minded singles near you? Are you stuck at home but would love to socialise, have a laugh and chat with some new people? One of the many reasons speed dating in the UK is so enduring, successful and popular is that it enables you to meet people face to face, but in a controlled setting.
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