Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process which has the purpose of encouraging eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time.
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.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
There are many speed dating events now in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.
in that everybody is purportedly there to meet someone, they are grouped into compatible age ranges, it is time-efficient, and the structured interaction eliminates the need to introduce oneself.
Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.
They were the first to hold Speed Dating Events in Australia in 2004 and still operate to this present day.
One of the advantages that speed dating has over online speed dating and online dating in general is that when being face to face with someone, one gets a better sense of who they are due to their body language, gestures, tonality and more.
There have been several studies of the round-robin dating systems themselves, as well as studies of interpersonal attraction that are relevant to these events.
On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.