Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
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.
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.
The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.
Elicit or explain that speed-dating is an organised event normally held in a bar in which single people seeking romantic relationships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is a mutual interest. Step 10 Give the students time to answer the questions and then compare their answers with a partner. Step 12 Get feedback from the whole class and discuss what they think are the best questions.
This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Meghann Artes and the theme of speed-dating.
In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions.
Likely due to the successful "first-vibes" of our pre-date, we hit it off instantly and have been a couple ever since...." - More Speed Dating Success Stories -- Events near you!
If you are so successful and busy that you don't have time to meet new people, don't like to date clients or co-workers and are not interested in the bar scene then try Pre-Dating speed dating events! Pre-Dating is a fun, safe and efficient way for busy single professionals to meet in person. April 12: Detroit, MI April 12: Fort Lauderdale, FL April 15: Southern New Jersey, NJ April 15: Milwaukee, WI April 16: Jacksonville/St.