Three minute dating

Richard Andrews, left, and Gregg Limley were among the 80 daters at the W. “(We) try to reconnect them with the library while they’re here, and hopefully they make a love connection too,” said Emily Getzschman, the library’s marketing manager.

Yolanda White of Omaha goes on a three-minute date during the Omaha Public Library's annual speed dating event at the W. About 80 people attended Sunday's speed dating event, which was for participants 45 and older.

The downtown library hosted speed dating groups for ages 25 to 35 and 35 to 45 Friday evening.

On Sunday afternoon, the program was held for those 45 to 55 and 56 and older.

The library is still a large part of their lives, and Kenny said he is excited to soon share books with their daughter.

Although Trisha was intimidated by the idea, she thought rushing through 30 first dates would let her dip her toe back in the dating pool.

“But that’s all you have to gauge your interaction with.”Trisha Champoux said what people gain from speed dating depends on the mindset they have going in to it.“You get out of it what you put into it,” she said.

Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.

John Adrian is no stranger to speed dating at the W. Last year some librarians persuaded him to attend the free, Valentine’s Day-inspired event.

He had recently gotten divorced and thought speed dating would be a low-stress way to meet new people, especially with the time constraint on each “date.”“It’s very difficult to make a fool out of yourself in three minutes,” he said.