Her friend, Woman Number Six, quickly corroborates.“She is.

I've never met anyone more cougar-y.”“You know that the men are all going to be over 45, right? “We’re trying to reform her.”* * *On Monday nights, I’m a speed-dating host.

", app daters should leave their baggage off-screen.

“No photos of weddings or babies in your profile—especially if either is yours,” it suggests.

Some would probably not survive a dating app flick session.

Some are bald, some are overweight, and a few are gorgeous.

“So just put down whatever you need to keep track.”He turns his scorecard to me. ”The scorecard is blank, apart from the word CHASER–slang for “clingy”—printed angrily next to Number 7.* * *Perhaps surprisingly, the speed-dating demographic also includes a number of people in their 20s.

In my experience, events for the 21-to-31 age category are some of the busiest and most successful.Maybe they’re not comfortable with a smartphone, or maybe they have qualities they feel can only be appreciated face to face.During the break, Man Number Two comes over to my table and asks if he needs to write comments about the women he’s meeting.“The scorecard is just for your own reference,” I tell him.They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.For more information about how we innovate and create within our partnerships, to deliver new technologies, please visit our Machine and Equipment Builders page.