Participants went on a series of 3-minute dates and indicated whom they would like to see again.They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.

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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.

We are the only organization to routinely screen daters we feel may not be a good fit for our clients.

If we meet a dater we don't think you'll fancy meeting, we'll say 'No thank you' so you don't have to.

I did have some nice chats, but I had to wonder: was it worth it?

There's some new research on speed dating, coming from researchers in Germany (Asendorpf, Penke, and Back, in press).In one event, there was hardly any space between the tables.I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.They set up a speed-dating event and invited a total of 382 people (190 men and 192 women) who were aged 18-54 to participate.All of their participants were real singles whose sole motivation for participation in the study was to find a real-life romantic or sexual mate.Creating an atmosphere that is at once casual and comfortable. For those that prefer the same simplified experience in matchmaking we offer our 'Date Nights' free of contracts or commitments.