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On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.Most speed dating events match people at random, and participants will meet different "types" that they might not normally talk to in a club.On the other hand, the random matching precludes the various cues, such as eye contact, that people use in bars to preselect each other before chatting them up.According to the New York Times, participants in speed dating experience an average of 2 in 10 or 3 in 10 matches.Hurrydate was acquired by Spark Networks (Jdate/Christian Mingle).Pre-Dating was acquired by Cupid.com, but eventually became independent again. Several online dating services offer online speed dating where users meet online for video, audio or text chats.
In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.