In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.A 2005 study at the University of Pennsylvania of multiple Hurry Date speed dating events found that most people made their choices within the first three seconds of meeting.Furthermore, issues such as religion, previous marriages, and smoking habits were found to play much less of a role than expected.Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process whose purpose is to encourage eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time.
There are many speed dating events now in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.
Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.