(I'd like to go on record and say those men are horrible, and the human equivalent of a parfait.) The men here were normal dudes: mostly over 30, and mostly in custody of faces I almost instantly forgot. Have you ever been at a party and realized, with a cold sweat and a shiver of dread, that you were the smartest one in the room?It's happened to me once before; I realized that if I was the smartest person in the room, then we were all screwed.Enjoy the ease of conversation with other gay men in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

Dates last six to eight minutes apiece, and daters get to try out eight potential suitors.

When: Once or twice a month, usually Wednesdays or Thursdays Where: Most often at Gossip Bar & Restaurant, 733 Ninth Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets Admission: $25Qwik Dates True to its name, dates here are very quick -- just three minutes with each of your assigned dates -- but there's then a free mingling period during which you can meet anyone else in the room.

First impressions may not be everything, but advocates of speed dating claim that when it comes to romance, potential new partners can be given the thumbs up -- or more often, thumbs down -- within a matter of minutes.

For speed daters, physical chemistry and learning a few raw basics are all that's needed for a snap judgment about another's suitability, and anything beyond that is just a waste of time.

During our speed dating, you'll date for approximately one hour, meeting intriguing members of the same sex as you spend a few sweet minutes with each new acquaintance.

Meet gay singles and know right away whom you mutually match with!

To make the chance for a match as likely as possible, this popular gay men's speed dating option breaks things downs by age and type for each session.

Themes include Jewish Men, Professional Men, HIV Men, Athletes, Gay Travel Lovers, Gay Geeks, and there's even a Millionaire Matchmaker Edition.

This event caters to New York City's most eligible bachelors, and have proven to be huge success making lots and lots of couples. If there is chemistry from both guys, we will connect the two and you can go on more dates.

Presented by The Men Location: Gossip, 733 9th Ave at 50th St pm check-in & cocktails / 7pm start (promptly) Two Groups: Gay Professionals ages 24-40 and ages 41-56 Registration: For our other speed dating events, visit No refunds or changes. PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must arrive and check-in by or before pm.

You then tell the organizers who you'd like to go out with again, and if the feeling is mutual, you and your new sweetie can be off on your next (and presumably more intimate) date.