Women’s News: ‘Skinny Minny’ Speed Dating Exists, And One Brave Writer Tried It

And talking of shallowness…


Female speed dating participants read an evaluation form of male participants at a California restaurant.. Image shot 2011. Exact date unknown.

Speed-dating events for skinny people exist — and journalist Rachel Rabbit White attended one undercover.

In April, White went to one of On Speed Dating’s “Skinny Minny” events, a function that the organization has sponsored at least twice. Those invited to participate include women size 8 or under — and men of every size. Even worse, women who take part in the event have to display their dress size on their name label. Very classy.

In the description of a Skinny Minny event held last May, On Speed Dating assured readers that women’s sizes would be policed: “Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick ‘down-sizing’ to an 8 like when you’re dating on-line. We’ll be checking labels at the door!”

Furthermore, in case would-be attendees were feeling any hint of guilt for specifying which sizes their dates should be, On Speed Dating claimed that everyone has dating…

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