Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person.On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
Kat Williams, Master P, Reynaldo Rey, and Clifton Powell headline this comedy about an average guy who hatches an ingenious plan to become the king of internet dating. I take it back, Katt has a few moments where he shines and doesn't get bogged down with shit writing...
Mickey (Williams) may not be much to look at, but it's easy to fudge the facts while your fishing for dates online. This is from when he got busted with a gat in the airport. Couldn't stop laughing when he's listening to his cousin in the other room and they are being loud and he's feeling very left out so he starts talking crap.
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.
Specific age range based on gender is a common restriction for events.
Many speed dating events are targeted at particular communities: for example, LGBT people, polyamorists, Some feel that speed dating has some obvious advantages over most other venues for meeting people, such as bars, discotheques, etc.
In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.