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While over 100 companies in the US offered speed dating through online registration during the growing of the Internet, between 20 three large speed dating companies emerged with a national footprint in the US, with events in over 50 US cities: Hurrydate, 8Minute Dating and Pre-Dating.
In the UK, there are two companies that run events in more than twenty cities: Speed Dater and Slow Dating.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
It is not known when speed dating was first carried out, but there were speed dating events in the London area in the mid-1970s.
The advantage of online speed dating is that users can go on dates from home as it can be done from any internet enabled computer.
The disadvantage is people do not actually meet one another.
On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.
Many speed dating events are targeted at particular communities: for example, LGBT people, polyamorists, Some feel that speed dating has some obvious advantages over most other venues for meeting people, such as bars, discotheques, etc.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating 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.The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.
They were the first to hold Speed Dating Events in Australia in 2004 and still operate to this present day.
One of the advantages that speed dating has over online speed dating and online dating in general is that when being face to face with someone, one gets a better sense of who they are due to their body language, gestures, tonality and more.