Speed Dating

Eli J Finkel, Paul W. Eastwick

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Speed dating is an activity designed for individuals who are interested in meeting potential romantic partners. At speed-dating events, participants have the opportunity to meet other attendees on a series of brief, one-on-one, 3- to 8-minute “dates.” Heterosexual speed-dating events, for example, typically include 10 to 20 members of each sex, with members of one sex (usually the men) rotating to the next partner after each speed date until everybody has met all of the opposite-sex speed daters. After the event, participants report whether they would (“yes”) or would not (“no”) be interested in corresponding again with each of their speed-dating partners in the future
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Relationships
EditorsHarry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA
PublisherSAGE Publications, Inc
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781412958479
ISBN (Print)9781412958462
StatePublished - 2009


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