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Blake Love meets Ameet Kamath (left) at an LGBT speed dating event at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. Participants were encouraged to bring their favorite book as a conversation starter.

less Blake Love meets Ameet Kamath (left) at an LGBT speed dating event at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. Participants were encouraged to bring their favorite book as a ...

more Iris Tashjian (center) and another participant talk about their favorite books while getting to know each other at a speed dating event for the LGBT community at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. Participants were encouraged to bring their favorite book as a conversation starter.

less Iris Tashjian (center) and another participant talk about their favorite books while getting to know each other at a speed dating event for the LGBT community at the Main Library in San Francisco, Calif., on ...

The buzz at the tables, decorated with heart-shaped Valentine's Day candies and flowers, seemed to tell that story.

"I'm definitely a person that gets turned on intellectually when someone shares what they're passionate about," said Jesse Mills, a 33-year-old homeless San Francisco writer and musician who attended the straight event. Some dates wound up in awkward moments of silence, and participants wandered shyly when the rotation system hiccupped and they were told to find bookworms they hadn't yet met.

Though the library welcomed people in their 20s and 30s - much to the chagrin of some who complained about age discrimination on the library's Facebook page - participants were asked only for their names and e-mails, so a variety of characters showed up.

Sharing a book about cooking and a sci-fi novel, 41-year-old Iris Tashjian, who said she came to find "if not love, maybe a book club," walked away with the latter.

"This is changing the image of the library, showing that it can be a social place and not just a studious place," she said.A fabulous way to visit or re-visit some of the best the city has to offer.As a reporter for LA Talk said, “ I walked through the venue without even noticing the tables of daters; Speed SF events are so chic and low key you might just walk right by.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Much like a private club, not every dater is for us.We are the only organization to routinely screen daters we feel may not be a good fit for our clients.If we meet a dater we don't think you'll fancy meeting, we'll say 'No thank you' so you don't have to.