Where did speed dating originate
At the end of the session, they indicate whether they are interested in any of the individuals they have met, and if there is a match, contact details are forwarded between them.
The idea reputedly has a scientific basis: eight minutes is allegedly more than enough time to determine whether the range of a mate's hormones is complementary to your own, this being a key factor in so-called 'first impressions'.
The speed-dating concept has been in existence since 1999, and originates with a Los Angeles rabbi, Yaacov Deyo, who introduced the idea in his Jewish community, to help Jewish singles meet each other.
The idea quickly spread outside of Jewish communities and across the United States, and in the following year reached London.
Most speed dating services still operate according to this production line approach however Original Dating events in London and the UK have modified concept to give their clients more space and a generally more stylish environment.
'But now British men and women who lack the time to conduct a gentle courtship have a new way to find a partner.
Welcome to the world of speed-dating, where young singles can meet a prospective partner on a 'dating conveyor belt' that allows them three minutes to decide if this is Mr or Ms Right.' Proponents of speed-dating argue that it only takes a few minutes to decide whether someone is romantically compatible, and that first impressions are usually permanent!
When I was lucky enough to get a response I would tee up a date.
Surprisingly however, whenever I met up with someone online, they seemed to be completely different to their profile in person.