Running speed dating event

Posted by / 08-Mar-2015 02:19

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.

At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.

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.

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.Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.According to the New York Times, participants in speed dating experience an average of 2 in 10 or 3 in 10 matches.Online dating participants, in contrast, only find a compatible match with 1 in 100 or fewer of the profiles they study.

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