Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
The cost is reasonable, ranging from – for an evening where you’re guaranteed to meet 15 or more singles who want to meet you. If you’ve signed up in advance, which is usually the case, show up.
The organizers need you to have the numbers work out. Arrive early and stay afterward to mingle, if it’s permitted.
I cover two venues in southeast England for one of the largest dating companies in the country.
Speed-dating has become ironic; it’s actually one of the slowest forms of dating around.
Speed-daters, by contrast, have on any given night around 10 potential matches.
Some of the people you think you're attracted to are probably jerks, and some are diamonds in the rough you wouldn't realize are awesome until you talk to them.
I have four times now witnessed hundreds of people go on hundreds of dates in only a few hours.
I've then analyzed their post-date opinions about each other, and paired them off. I organized literary speed-dating events at the bookstore where I work.
Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.
At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.