At most of the speed dating nights in Dunedin, men outnumbered women, she said. She needs to exhaust her options here first.'' She had some simple advice for people seeking love.
She continued the events in Christchurch but said they would not be held in Dunedin again until more people signalled they wanted the service.
''I would love to continue but I can't advertise events if they are not going to go.'' She believed the decline in demand was due to people using dating technology on smartphones, but said she would not change her business model to include a smartphone app. I want actual people to meet other actual people because that's how the world works and I hope the world continues to work that way, but smartphones are changing the way people communicate.'' Theriza Burgess (37) said she met her fiance, Jason Shea (34), when speed-dating at Dunedin's Toast Bar in 2009.
Since the photos were taken I’ve switched back to bigger diameter aluminium rims and Primo Comet 20 x 1 3/8″ tyres.
The bike has been transformed, and is now very nippy, thanks to the full pound each wheel has shed!
They have been engaged for two years and their first child is due next month.
Miss Burgess said speed-dating had a place in the South.
At the event, they talked for four minutes and answered a list of questions provided, such as hobbies and job.
The couple allowed Ms Metcalfe to share their email addresses and then the ball was in their court.
''There are three men per woman in certain suburbs - Avondale being the main one.'' More men were in Christchurch for the rebuild, she said.
She had planned trips to visit pubs in Christchurch suburbs in September and October.
I’ll run through the catalogue explaining some of the bikes.