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Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.Online dating participants, in contrast, only find a compatible match with 1 in 100 or fewer of the profiles they study.As reported by the BBC in the Science of Love, it only takes between 90 seconds to 4 minutes of face-to-face interaction to determine attraction, which gives speed dating an advantage over online dating.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.Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process which has the purpose of encouraging eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time.
The disadvantage is people do not actually meet one another.Furthermore, issues such as religion, previous marriages, and smoking habits were found to play much less of a role than expected.A 2006 study in Edinburgh, Scotland showed that 45% of the women participants in a speed-dating event and 22% of the men had come to a decision within the first 30 seconds.Hurrydate was acquired by Spark Networks (Jdate/Christian Mingle).Pre-Dating was acquired by Cupid.com, but eventually became independent again. Several online dating services offer online speed dating where users meet online for video, audio or text chats.
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.