Finding that perfect mate is on many people's to do list, although, many of the people that are single are so busy making ends meet that it can hinder their search.

There is a rise in the interest in speed dating as an alternative to going to singles bars. It is when a dating company sets up a party of around fifty people that would like to meet others that are single and looking to find someone.

The rules are pretty basic; the women sit at tables in a dating scenario.

Although it sounds simple enough, there are some tricks to local speed dating Washington DC that a single person should know before attending the party.

Of course you want to find out the other person's name.

If it has anything to do with computers or technology there would be more men. For some random reason, their M/F ratio one night slightly skews towards men. @Teacher: "I wasn't looking for him, he found me and he just happened to be alot younger, but anyway, just wanted to say. Besides, if younger guys are hitting on you that must mean you're still doing something right. I never understood why more older women didnt' go for more younger men.

I'm sorry I'm just not buying the whole DC has too many men argument that keeps being thrown out there. Women start getting hit on by the excess dudes; they start avoiding the club and make the problem worst. Besides, a lot of the women in this town are too smart to hang out in clubs. Usually they always had a dividing line, the guy had to be older and look older. I know some who will complain about being hit on but you just know deep down if dudes all of a sudden stopped they'd be missing the attention. I never understood why more older women didnt' go for more younger men.Young women in this area are very career driven and spend many years getting degrees and starting their careers.While many women elsewhere have kids by 25 or even earlier, women here tend not to even think about marraige until they are pushing 30 and starting to hear stories of advanced maternal age. Women outnumber men in the District and I'm willing to bet in the DC area.We talking, drinking, sharing laughs, and next thing I know this chick done made her way into my arms.She lucky Ahales taken or I would have her buying my lunch this week.(see the related "Men Here...Other than that, keep the conversation interesting.