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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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I missed the whole speeddating thing back in the day so I was new to sitting down with a different person every 10 minutes and chatting - then moving onto someone else.
Respiratory syncytial virus and asthma: speeddating or long-term relationship?.
On the day, candidates will arrive at their previously arranged appointment time, watch a short IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) video and receive a short presentation about the hotel before going into informal "speeddating" interviews with the senior hotel team.
Instead, her interrogation skills come in handy as she dips her toe into the depressing world of speeddating, just as this week's case throws up a sobering reminder of the perils of relationships in 2014.
"People might feel intimidated to go speeddating on their own.
It was aimed at developing employability skills as top bosses from across the country carried out mock speeddating style interviews with the students to help them develop the necessary skills and confidence they will need later in life.
He plays 15 different men, from a randy vicar to all the characters at a speeddating night, including coming on as a gimp in a leather mask and thong!" Lesley is a regular visitor to Birmingham, having performed her first panto at the Hippodrome 24 years ago, then again in 2012 with Brian Conley.
He plays 15 different men, from a randy vicar to all the characters at a speeddating night, including coming on as a gimp in a leather mask and thong!" Looking good for her age might be in Lesley's genes, as her mum is 101.
He shows his caring side in the first instalment, as he tries to find recently brokenhearted Kayleigh a new man by holding an office speeddating night.
He attempts speeddating, though, and after a pep-talk from his mum, pulls out all the stops on a blind date with Helen.
Deyo created this to help Jewish people meet and marry, and under Aish HaTorah's trademark, SpeedDating began.