In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.
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.
It is a chance to see if you hit it off in real life.
However even a very socially adept person may find themselves with a few stomach butterflies on a first date and conversation can seem awkward.
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.
The time limit ensures that a participant will not be stuck with a boorish match for very long, and prevents participants from monopolizing one another's time.
On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.
Let’s say you have connected with someone through an online dating site and you’re really enjoying communicating with that person. You really need a change of scene from that restaurant (and perhaps you’re wallet does too!