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.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
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.
We are working on the details for the fill out cards, so if you have suggestions, we would love to hear them!
The general set up of the event will allow people to look for dating partners and for friends.
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.The transmasculine support group that meets at The Exchange, is putting on a queer speed dating event! We are raising money for the people in the group for their various transition costs (therapy, surgery, clothes, etc). We are giving 5% of the proceeds to The Exchange as a thank you for letting us their space, and being a great support for our group. We need to get some details for the event, and we want your input! Let us know if you are interested by attending this event. Based on the attendance on Facebook, we will determine the best venue. -Cafe Southside/The Exchange, gay club, queer friendly restaurant/cafe, community center room...