Speed dating was first created in the 90's for people who wanted to meet a lot of singles in a short period of time.
Most speed dating events take place in a bar or coffee shop, range in cost from -80, and offer the opportunity to meet anywhere from 10 to 25 or more people in one given night for a round-robin-style speed dates.
Most speed dating companies range from three to ten minutes per date, with the entire evening's dates lasting approximately two or three hours.
Some speed dating companies also offer mixers before and after the speed dating event.
Several studies, including one called Mate Preferences in Action (Kurzban, 2005), have discovered that most people who attend speed dating events have decided whether or not they are interested in the person sitting across the table from them within of sitting down.
So in reality it doesn't really matter what you talk about, because the non-verbal communication between two people is what matters.
But if you want to up your chances of getting a date after the event, the same study showed that people who spoke about travel-related topics got more dates from speed dating events than the people who spoke about movies. Most speed dating companies will give you a sheet of paper with spaces for each person's first name and a tickbox next to it.
After each individual speed date, write down the person's name who you just met.If you'd like to go on a longer, private date with them outside of the speed dating event, tick the checkbox.If you aren't interested in getting to know them better, do nothing.And the end of the night you'll be asked to hand in this paper.If someone else showed interest that you were also interested in, the speed dating company will then provide the two of you with some form of contact information (usually email) to initiate another date.Take a closer look at the location of the speed dating event before committing to an outfit.