At the conclusion, some participants who decided they were lovers of more than books exchanged names and numbers instead of waiting for library staff to give contact information for those who checked each other off on purple match sheets.The name that one man jotted down, however, was that of Octavio Paz, a Nobel Prize-winning Mexican writer.
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.
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 ...
more Pencils, paper and heart-shaped candies were provided 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.
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