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There were many graduate students who were over 30, a little too much of an age gap for a 23-year-old, and a lot of women with thick accents.It wouldn't have been a problem except that 60 people talking at once in a confined space makes for a difficult auditory experience. Last week, Indiana University Media Relations staffers Ken Kingery and Nicole Roales -- both first year graduate students -- took matters into their own hands and spent one evening at a graduate student speed dating event at the Indiana Memorial Union.The night included free snacks and the opportunity to date more than 30 bachelors or bachelorettes.
But after the event started, I realized quickly that two minutes were -- at times -- far too long to talk to someone. One of the first men who sat across from me said he'd come to the event for the free food. " I tend toward the serious side, so this response was exactly the opposite of what I had hoped to hear.
I asked each date a standard question: what do you do in your free time?
By the end of the night, I was getting tired of asking the same question all the time, but it at least gave me a clue about what the man across from me was like.
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.