Speed dating events in new york

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With my final suitor, I sat on the ground yet again and was told to lean into him with my head on his lap or chest and just let him embrace me.Unfortunately, I had a walking boot on due to an ankle injury, so I had to contort my body to slightly lean into him with my right shoulder, while simultaneously holding myself up with my left arm. Yet, everyone else around me looked serene, including a woman who sat on her partner’s lap with her legs wrapped around his body.But then the activities started to get more intense.One man and I had to place our right hands on each others hearts, and he graciously did his best to avoid touching my boob.Hosted by the Tantra Institute of New York, tantra speed dating takes place once a month at Reflections, Center for Conscious Living & Yoga in New York City, with upcoming events also planned for Boston, San Francisco, and Reno, Nevada.The two-hour-long event is intended to give “mindful singles” the opportunity to connect with potential matches through a series of mindfulness exercises (like apologizing to the people in front of you) instead of dating apps.In fact, I saw plenty of connections being made over the entire two hours — men and women gazing at each other, laughing, and thanking each other for the hugs and tenderness.

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As we exhaled, a booming voice instructed me to move to my left and that it was now to apologize on “behalf of all women” to the man in front of me.

Participants were encouraged to place jewelry or clothing on the quilt to absorb “energy” from the event.

The women were given bags of beads to wear around our necks, while the men were given empty pouches to wear.

A fresh alternative to typical events that seem more like a job fair than a relaxed way to connect.

It's a simple as selecting your city, choosing the event and location that best suits you and registering online. We think the best relationships are forged when we are comfortable, relaxed and free of pressure.

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