Speed Hating - the latest fad to hate dating

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2010, 12:16 PM IST

London: Bored of the regular dating scene and want to take out your frustration on a complete stranger? Then you would certainly love the latest fad-Speed Hating.

In this perfect antidote to all those cringe-making evenings trying to sparkle and impress a string of potential dates, Speed Hating gives you the opportunity to let vent and not give a damn about it.

"People can sit there and say all the things they hate," a news daily quoted promoter Carl Hill as saying.

"They can be given prompt cards or just insult each other," he said.

He had the idea after taking up a free invitation to a dating event that turned out to be a disaster.

"Everyone was so uptight, by the end of it I was suicidal”.

"I thought there had to be another way," he said.

That came through Carl’s club night Feeling Gloomy, which runs in London, New York and Berlin.

For an anti-Valentine’s night, Carl put on a Down With Dating event.

"People could Speed Hate and just let go of all the negative feelings they had. They really seemed to go for it," added Carl.

ANI