Speed dating is a fun way to meet new people
Speed dating is a concept that has been around for quite a few years, but it has evolved into a number of different services.
FastLife is a Minneapolis speed dating service that operates with an invitation only concept to ensure that speed daters are matched with people in their preferred age range. With FastLife registration is free, and you only pay for the events you actually attend.
8minuteDating is a little different. It is fast and fun, you literally have eight one-on-one dates that last 8 minutes each. At 8minuteDating they guarantee that you’ll meet someone you want to see again or your next event is free. You will need to check their website regularly for scheduled events. Current events on the 8minuteDating calendar are for gay men and single professionals.
At FastDater it isn’t an eight minute date, it is only a 3 minute date. You have just enough time to get the basics on the person you are talking with and then it is time to switch to the next 3 minute date. You have to be quick with this format, but you aren’t likely to be stuck with those awkward silences either.
If you need something that is a little slower paced, but still relatively short, then maybe something like It's Just Lunch is an option you want to try. At It's Just Lunch you interview with It's Just Lunch, so that they have your profile, then they will match you with someone who matches the type of person you seek (and you are a match for that person as well). Your personal information is kept very confidential and you will only have a description and first name for your date. Your actual date is scheduled and arranged for a specific place and time in conjunction with It's Just Lunch Restaurant Partners. All you have to do is show up.
For more info:
On FastLife speed dating
On 8MinuteDating in Minneapolis
On how FastDater works
On what It's Just Lunch is all about