Speed dating events bring together a group of people in a relaxed, controlled environment.

Because it is in person and you’re dealing with real people, participants are generally more concerned with how they come across and how they present themselves. Adding to this safety feature, speed daters are only connected up if there is a mutual match.

There will be drink specials for all the participants, and everyone is welcome to stay after the event to continue getting to know each other if there's a spark.

On a match card that we will give you at the beginning of our event, you will write down the names of the singles that you liked; and if one of them pick you too, then there's a "match" and we will forward you each other's contact information the very next day!

Usually, the men get up after the conversational exchange and move to the next table to meet another woman. Speed dating has many advantages over online dating.

Contact information is only given out if there is a mutual match, thus protecting confidentiality and saving people from awkward moments of having to reject someone or feeling obligated to give out a phone number. First and foremost, there is that instant in-person chemistry that you don’t experience via cyberspace.

We have taken the speed dating concept and have created NY Minute Dating, the most SUCCESSFUL and FUN way to meet other singles in New York.

At our event every participant will go on up to 15 dates. After every 5 dates, there is a small 8-minute break so you can gather your thoughts on the people you just met, mingle some more, or get a drink."In cities in Europe, people are more approachable. It ain't pretty in this city being single," says another disheartened respondent. "We put up barriers that seem to come from previous generations," he says. O.'s shyness is the reason his speed-dating events - and online dating - are so successful.And almost 60 per cent of those surveyed think more sex goes on in Montreal. People don't meet each other in the more traditional ways.Yet until now it has only been available to younger people with a cut off age of 55.How it works: Compared to online dating which can be an isolating, monotonous experience of scrolling through hundreds of 4” x 4” profiles all striving to stand out from the rest, speed dating is a refreshing alternative.It is live, face-to-face, social and open and it has captured public attention and gained popularity for being a modern method of making introductions.