Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.
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.
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.
I’ve blogged about the bloom of new romance, the heartbreak of ended relationships and, of course, my dating blitzes across the U. It’s why, over time, SGITC has evolved from being a dating blog to a memoir about life in and with my one true love–New York City.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.We offer Long Island Singles events and Speed Dating NYC in addition to concerts, ,shows and more.Our NYC Speed Dating takes place close to Penn Station.The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.