The time limit ensures that a participant will not be stuck with a boorish match for very long, and prevents participants from monopolizing one another's time.On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.
As reported by the BBC in the Science of Love, it only takes between 90 seconds to 4 minutes of face-to-face interaction to determine attraction, which gives speed dating an advantage over online dating.
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.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.
Pre-Dating was acquired by Cupid.com, but eventually became independent again. Several online dating services offer online speed dating where users meet online for video, audio or text chats.
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.
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The format for such an event involves short, 3 to 10 minute face-to-face sessions with each available match, during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like.
Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person.