Specific age range based on gender is a common restriction for events.
Many speed dating events are targeted at particular communities: for example, LGBT people, polyamorists, Some feel that speed dating has some obvious advantages over most other venues for meeting people, such as bars, discotheques, etc.
Online dating participants, in contrast, only find a compatible match with 1 in 100 or fewer of the profiles they study.
While over 100 companies in the US offered speed dating through online registration during the growing of the Internet, between 20 three large speed dating companies emerged with a national footprint in the US, with events in over 50 US cities: Hurrydate, 8Minute Dating and Pre-Dating.
In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
It is not known when speed dating was first carried out, but there were speed dating events in the London area in the mid-1970s.
There are many speed dating events now in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.
They were the first to hold Speed Dating Events in Australia in 2004 and still operate to this present day.
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process which has the purpose of encouraging eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.