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.
One of the advantages that speed dating has over online speed dating and online dating in general is that when being face to face with someone, one gets a better sense of who they are due to their body language, gestures, tonality and more.
There have been several studies of the round-robin dating systems themselves, as well as studies of interpersonal attraction that are relevant to these events.
Hurrydate was acquired by Spark Networks (Jdate/Christian Mingle). The advantage of online speed dating is that users can go on dates from home as it can be done from any internet enabled computer.
Pre-Dating was acquired by Cupid.com, but eventually became independent again. The disadvantage is people do not actually meet one another.
Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.
Specific age range based on gender is a common restriction for events.
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.
So why not join in the fun filled evenings of laughter, chat, flirting, expand your circle of friends, develop your confidence and meet a special person you want to see again?
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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.