By 2000, speed dating had gained enormously in popularity, probably because of its portrayal in popular TV shows like Sex and the City and Psych — in which speed dating is shown as glamorous and fashionable.
Supporters argue that speed dating saves time, as this type of dating allows people to quickly decide if they are romantically compatible.
You know what they say about first impressions –and speed dating is all about first impressions.
Also, at these events, people are grouped into compatible age ranges, gender ratios, ethnic similarities, political affiliations, etc.
Speed dating is efficient (in terms of time), and the structured interaction eliminates the need to blindly walk up and introduce oneself.
Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will take place in a quiet enough environment for people to talk comfortably.
Speed dating is a formal dating process or matchmaking system the purpose of which is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people for the purpose of dating.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
The word has sense gained a larger meaning, referring to any organized dating event where people meet in a “round robin” fashion to determine if they want to date any of their fellow speed daters.There are speed dating events around the world, and a simple web search can lead you to an event near you.“Speed Dating”, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah, the Rabbi Yaacov Deyo’s company.“Speed dating”, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events and is not trademarked in any way.The first speed-dating event took place at Pete’s Café in Beverly Hills, California in late 1998.Soon afterward, many restaurants, bars, and commercial services began offering non religious related speed dating events across the United States.