Cards speed dating
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.
Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
According to the New York Times, participants in speed dating experience an average of 2 in 10 or 3 in 10 matches.
Online dating participants, in contrast, only find a compatible match with 1 in 100 or fewer of the profiles they study.
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