Most speed dating companies range from three to ten minutes per date, with the entire evening's dates lasting approximately two or three hours.
But if you want to up your chances of getting a date after the event, the same study showed that people who spoke about travel-related topics got more dates from speed dating events than the people who spoke about movies. Most speed dating companies will give you a sheet of paper with spaces for each person's first name and a tickbox next to it.
After each individual speed date, write down the person's name who you just met.
If you'd like to go on a longer, private date with them outside of the speed dating event, tick the checkbox.
If you aren't interested in getting to know them better, do nothing.
Speed dating was first created in the 90's for people who wanted to meet a lot of singles in a short period of time.
Most speed dating events take place in a bar or coffee shop, range in cost from -80, and offer the opportunity to meet anywhere from 10 to 25 or more people in one given night for a round-robin-style speed dates.
More » The length of time spent with each of the people you meet at a speed dating event is determined by the organizers.
Some companies have the length of time baked into their business name (such as Eight Minute Dates), whereas others use the number of people (such as 25 Dates).
And the end of the night you'll be asked to hand in this paper.