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.Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably. 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.
- Looking back over your career, have you ever thought “if only I’d known that at the time”? Mentoring can help and it’s usually a subtle and long-term relationship, but Wits civil engineering students decided to hurry things up a bit.
The Wits Student Chapter of SAICE (South African Institution of Civil Engineering) organised an event where students could meet people in the industry.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Fastlife. Several online dating services offer online speed dating where users meet online for video, audio or text chats.
Hurrydate was acquired by Spark Networks (Jdate/Christian Mingle). The advantage of online speed dating is that users can go on dates from home as it can be done from any internet enabled computer.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.