speed dating

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speed dating

n.
An organized method of meeting potential romantic partners in which participants evaluate each other over the course of a single event through a series of brief one-on-one meetings.

speed dating

n
(Sociology) a method of meeting potential partners in which each participant has only a few minutes to talk to each of his or her dates before being moved on to the next one. At the end of the event, participants decide which dates they would like to see again
speed dater n

speed dating

- A type of matchmaking service in which participants meet for seven to eight minutes each before moving on to another participant, ultimately making a list of those they are interested in dating.
See also related terms for interested.
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Le speed-dating est un dispositif destine a produire de la rencontre heterosexuelle a connotation sentimentale.
The best thing about speed-dating is, if you don't like the cut of the jib of the first date you hope for something completely different the next time the bell rings.
Some 484 young singles participated in the speed-dating event in Ho Chi Minh City last November 30.
People seemed to be very excited about the concept -- and we were surprised to find the idea of a speed-dating service appealed to all ages.
VOLUNTEERING Kirklees has come up with speed-dating with a difference.
Later, the participants attended three actual speed-dating events loaded with many of the potential partners seen in the photos.
Three buddies/housemates run a speed-dating bar for minimum profit and maximum booty in writer-director Joseph A.
The leaked Conservatives Culture and Creative Industries Team email says "Ed's diary is constantly under pressure" and he has held meetings with people from across the arts "with a near speed-dating format, each had a 15-minute slot to talk through their ideas or concerns".
He is being backed by a charity speed-dating night at Starbucks in Wrexham's Eagles Meadow shopping centre on Valentine's Day, which will give money raised to the charity.
CHACE CRAWFORD has admitted that he would like to go speed-dating.
SINGLE men with a spring in their step are needed to partner about 60 single women of all ages at the Isle of Wight speed-dating walk, Fisherman's Cottage, on Sunday, May 10 (11am).
Then a 2006 study in Edinburgh showed that 45% of the women participants in a speed-dating event and 22% of the men had come to a decision within the first 30 seconds.