She was equally involved in the story that would allow Sahil to professionally handle a sniper gun, and even found a way to place herself in there somewhere. As the two created this imaginary world, the timer buzzed — 5 minutes were up. The real-life teacher and IAS aspirant wrapped up his conversation; the two said their pleasantries, discretely marked their respective score cards, and Sahil moved on to the next table for yet another 5-minute adventure; so did the girl. Sahil had participated in the first Lovestruck speed dating event held in the Capital in January after his friend forwarded him a Facebook invite. He was one of 26 people 13 men and 13 women who had been carefully selected for the maiden event of the dating company that hopes to provide this offline platform of meeting people across the country. As a concept, speed dating saw it origins in when Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish HaTorah first organised an event in the US as a way for Jewish singles to meet and marry. Over the decades, the idea became popular across countries as a means to meet single people, not just for marriage, but casual dating as well. And in the post-Tinder era, it appears to be currying more favour than before. People often find it difficult to express, to emote, or sometimes, even acknowledge feelings of love or desire.
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