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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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Dana Alley describes herself as a "serial board speed dater.
LOOKING FOR LOVE A speed dater, above, and right, red beard WINNERJAN Eric, from Finland
After a quick drinks stop at a cafe, Den blew his whistle and we got back in line, but the walk slowed as the heat and the average age of the speed dater went up.
Dating group Easy Date, whose portfolio includes online dating brands such as Datethe UK as well as offline dating business Speed Dater, said it had seen rapid growth since the collapse of Lehman Brothers last year brought the credit crisis to the consciousness of the general public.
Speed Dater agency boss Ben Tisdall, said: "It's hard to be original.
Male speed daters talk to each female speed dater - rotating every three minutes.
I don't want to meet people at a bar," said Bev Jorgensen, a 39-year-old security administrator from Springfield who was experiencing "mixed results" as a speed dater.
Speed Dater, a never-nearer third in the S2 contest, was the subject of a pounds 7,000-pounds 2,800 (5-2) wager for a race where runner-up Droopys Delia and Five Card Trick were also well supported.
They have recently joined forces with Speed Dater Limited.
Simon Prockter, co-founder of Speed Dater UK, intends to bring the lightening-fast introduction service over to Northern Ireland next year.
The researchers used data from two samples of speed daters, who filled out questionnaires about more than 100 traits and preferences and then met in a series of four-minute dates.
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) recently studied factors involved in the decision making of speed daters.