The service is based on an old Jewish tradition: helping young, single Jews meet others in the faith.
This tradition of creating a shidduch, or a match, called for Jewish singles to be kept in the dark about each other until the time for matchmaking came.
The craze of speed-dating then took off rapidly in the UK with the establishment of dedicated websites (e.g.
and the company Speed Dater Ltd, who continue to stage events in London and across the United Kingdom.
'But now British men and women who lack the time to conduct a gentle courtship have a new way to find a partner.
Welcome to the world of speed-dating, where young singles can meet a prospective partner on a 'dating conveyor belt' that allows them three minutes to decide if this is Mr or Ms Right.' Proponents of speed-dating argue that it only takes a few minutes to decide whether someone is romantically compatible, and that first impressions are usually permanent!
At the end of the session, they indicate whether they are interested in any of the individuals they have met, and if there is a match, contact details are forwarded between them.
The idea reputedly has a scientific basis: eight minutes is allegedly more than enough time to determine whether the range of a mate's hormones is complementary to your own, this being a key factor in so-called 'first impressions'.
The concept was introduced to the American dating scene at the turn of the 20th century by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his wife, Sue, who founded their own service, Speed Dating.
si il y a réciprocité, il y a échange de coordonnées, dans le cas contraire aucun mail n'est échangé.
- Une fois arrivé, place aux "inscriptions" : Notre staff vérifie votre inscription et vous donne un numéro ( impair pour les hommes, pair pour les femmes ) à coller sur vous.
En une soirée vous rencontrerez 8 à 10 personnes du sexe opposé avec qui vous ferez des tête à tête de 10 minutes.
A la fin du speed dating vous indiquez les personnes que vous voulez revoir ...