Q. Wait isn’t this virtual speed dating?
Haha no its not. The only thing SpeedRoomies has in common with speedating is that you meet a large amount of people in a short space of time. We run these events so people can find roommates and a place to live, not to date. It’s a virtual social event where you can meet potential roommates on your own watch.
Q. Who attends these events?
We literally have people from all walks of life come to these events. From locals who have lived the areas since birth, to university students, to international people on working visas. There is no exclusions for anyone based on who you are or where you are from. Everyone is in the same boat: To find people to live with.
Q. Do I have to agree on a room there and then?
No, the event is only intended to help with the filtering process. At these virtual events you are given the opportunity to rule out roommates/rooms because of incompatibilities, rather than waste whole evenings doing so the traditional way. At the end of the event you will probably have narrowed it down to a couple of roommates based on who you click Connect with and who you clicked Pass on.
Q. Can we swap details on the night?
Yes of course. If both you and the perspective roommate click Connect, you will be presented with each others profile on the Connections tab. We strongly encourage you to swap your Facebook, cell number, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, business card, carrier pigeon etc. with each other. After the event you will be able to contact them and go off and commit to something in a safe way.
Q. How many roommates/rooms will I be able to see?
We usually have a large number of people attend these events, so you are bound to meet a lot of people throughout the night. Even though not everyone will have something you are looking for, there will be a good amount of potential roommates and rooms that fit your criteria.