There are many companies that offer speed-dating services and just about as many different techniques. But while some details may change from service to service, the general rules concerning speed dating remain the same. Speed-dating events are most often held in restaurants and bars, although events are cropping up in other places, like student unions on college campuses. Participants are asked to register ahead of time to ensure an even ratio between men and women , although some services now offer registration at the door. Inside the venue, speed daters will find that tables are arranged to accommodate two participants at a time. One set of the speed daters, usually women, stay seated at the same table, and the opposite group moves from table to table.
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This was originally published at BlogHer by Hilory Wagner. Reposted here with permission. When those eight minutes were up, the ding was either a welcome peal signaling the end of the longest eight minutes ever, or an abrupt end to a beautiful beginning. I could tell which was more likely by how fast participants shot out of their seats.
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Welcome to the world of speed-dating , where young singles can meet a prospective partner on a 'dating conveyor belt' that allows them three minutes to decide if this is Mr or Ms Right. You write down who's hot and who's not …'. Proponents of speed-dating argue that it only takes a few minutes to decide whether someone is romantically compatible, and that first impressions are usually permanent! The original idea of speed-dating is based on an organised event in which a group of men and women are rotated to meet each other for no more than eight minutes. They are then forced to move on to the next person when the minutes are up.