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.
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.
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Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process or dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.
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. Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.Soon afterward, several commercial services began offering secular round-robin dating events across the United States.By 2000, speed dating had really taken off, perhaps boosted by its portrayal in shows such as Sex and the City as something that glamorous people did.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.Business speed dating has also been used in China as a way for business people to meet each other and to decide if they have similar business objectives and synergies.