Preparing Arriving Dating Community Q&A Speed dating is a process that allows single people the opportunity to meet many prospective romantic matches in one place at scheduled speed dating events.
The format for such an event involves short, 3 to 10 minute face-to-face sessions with each available match, during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like.
As an added bonus, the round-robin setup enables participants to meet more potential matches in one evening than they might otherwise encounter in a month or more of traditional dating.
Speed dating services can be found in just about any major city, but there's no need to wait for the next scheduled meet-up in your area.
If the dating scene in your town has you and your single friends longing for the days of arranged marriages, or if you're happily attached and ready to take your matchmaking urges to the next level, it may be time to consider hosting a speed dating event.
Speed dating has been around since 1999, when Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and several of his single students put a new twist on the longstanding Jewish tradition of introducing young Jewish singles to one another at chaperoned gatherings.
After the "dating" sessions conclude, participants take notes and score or rank each of the people they were paired up with.
When two people express a shared interest in each other, they then have the opportunity to exchange contact information and further pursue the relationship on their own terms.
Fast Forward to last night: My girlfriends and I show up to Xino in Santa Monica, dressed up, and ready to make snap judgments about the eligibility of strange men.
Our tips for hosting a speed dating event will help you organize a gathering that's fun, relaxing and fruitful for participants while preserving your sanity at the same time.
My final events played out like the fitful struggles of any star-crossed relationship.
At a speed dating event, participants are paired up in a series of quick five- to seven-minute "dates." When the time is up, a bell or timer is rung, and participants move on to their next one-on-one conversation.
While seven minutes may not seem long enough to determine whether a new acquaintance is a potential match, Rabbi Deyo and other speed dating organizers have found that it gives participants plenty of time to gauge their level of interest or get a feeling that the other person is just not the right fit.
If you need to cancel you may be eligible for a refund or event rain check, based on our cancellation policy, provided you contact us before the event day.