You won’t get stuck with the date that never speaks or the date that talks non-stop, because every date just lasts a few minutes.
First and foremost, speed dating eliminates pressure – pressure of giving out your phone number even when you don’t want to, pressure of avoiding awkward pauses in conversation, pressure of telling your life story to a stranger you just met.
Most speed-dating events specify a certain cultural background, religion, or age group as a requirement to participate.
Among the over-50 population, this style of dating is especially common.
Now you might be wondering, how does one speed date? Speed dating is a quick form of dating, designed for meeting multiple individuals in a short amount of time.
It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.