Other terms for speed dating
In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Fastlife. Several online dating services offer online speed dating where users meet online for video, audio or text chats.
Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.
Pre-Dating was acquired by Cupid.com, but eventually became independent again. The disadvantage is people do not actually meet one another.At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.It is now most popular amongst professionals in their mid 20's and 30's.(Sociology) a method of meeting potential partners in which each participant has only a few minutes to talk to each of his or her dates before being moved on to the next one.The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.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.Most speed dating events match people at random, and participants will meet different "types" that they might not normally talk to in a club.On the other hand, the random matching precludes the various cues, such as eye contact, that people use in bars to preselect each other before chatting them up.