Spec screenplays these days should have the reader at ‘Hello’.
Even a few years ago, a screenwriter could afford a leisurely introduction, setting up the basics of their story’s Who/What/Why/Where/When over the first ten to fifteen pages.
Stephen: Oh, you’re just not meeting the right people.
You know, where they find the perfect partner for you. And besides, I don’t want a computer to make decisions for me.
Today I am, because I make the rules and I can change them if I want to. Uh, because I went speed dating this week, and chances are, you're probably curious about what that is/whether it was fun and if you should try it, and I've got your back. (Note: I've taken measures to protect the some of the innocent, stupid, and/or ridiculous people I met last night.
Also, this story involves complete strangers, and therefore, is unlikely to come back to haunt me.
It provides a safe, no-strings way to meet someone, and because no contact information is exchanged between daters, there’s no need to feel awkward, uncomfortable or remorseful afterward. Because the mini-date sessions are short and sweet, you get in just enough time to see if something clicks and determine if you would like the opportunity to chat with the person further. At the end of the night, each person marks their decision on their match sheet and turns it in to the event coordinator.