Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
At the end of the event, paticipants decide which dates they would like to see again Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.
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The craze of speed-dating then took off rapidly in the UK with the establishment of dedicated websites (e.g.
and the company Speed Dater Ltd, who continue to stage events in London and across the United Kingdom.
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'.
Towards the end the biggest player, Too Cool, sees stars after sex and realizes its the woman of his dreams.