Blink dating

Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.

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Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.

There are many speed dating events now in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably. Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.

Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person.

The location of the date is also affected by the spontaneity in that it is often a neutral and public place so that both parties feel comfortable.

Family and friends have been declining in their influence over the dating market for the past 60 years.

Furthermore, due to the unfamiliarity of the two people the date is shorter than most because they are in the beginning stages of a relationship.

The date is also very adventurous in the way that neither party knows what to expect and whether or not they will hit it off.

At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.

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