Abha Dhital is co-founder of the greeting card company Little Things and organiser of the speed dating event in Kathmandu in February 2019, in which 20 women and 20 men each had five minutes to interact with each other. Dhital spoke with Nepali Times recently about organising Speed Date 3.0.
Nepali Times: When did you begin the speed dating program?
Abha Dhital: Feb 14, 2018. We wanted to host an event. Our company has a lot of love-themed products and we wanted to do something for singles.
This is going to be your third speed dating event. How does your upcoming event compare to the previous two?
Honestly, we were planning to not do it since many other companies have hopped on the bandwagon. But since September we have been getting many queries about the ‘next speed date’, so we decided to continue.
We wanted also to do queer speed dating, but we didn’t want to overstep and do it ourselves. We have reached out to our queer friends as soon as they agree to co-host, we’ll organise one.