This tradition of creating a shidduch, or a match, called for Jewish singles to be kept in the dark about each other until the time for matchmaking came.

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These services compile the data from brief encounters between daters and then inform each attendee of the results, allowing interested parties that scored a "match" to pursue another meeting with each other.

The original Speed Dating service is still intended to help those of the Jewish faith find a shidduch.

* If any ticket type on any event is sold out and you would like to be put on a reserve list, click the Reserve List link under the Book Now button - alternatively please call 08456 442083 ALL EVENTS - Click Here Speed Dating is the contemporary equivalent of personals ads and dating agencies, with many advantages!

Speed dating is what all those old paradigms from the '80s and '90s evolved into and has now established itself as the live dating event standard. You may also be interested in our blog post: What one Guardian writer thought of her first foray into the world of Speed Dating.

If you are so successful and busy that you don't have time to meet new people, don't like to date clients or co-workers and are not interested in the bar scene then try Pre-Dating speed dating events! Pre-Dating is a fun, safe and efficient way for busy single professionals to meet in person. February 12: Hudson Valley, NY February 12: Westchester, NY February 12: Jacksonville/St.

You'll meet other people in your age and interest group through a series of face-to-face six minute "pre-dates" in a private area at a local upscale restaurant/bar. Augustine, FL February 12: Raleigh/Durham, NC February 12: Orange County, CA February 13: Tulsa, OK February 13: Tampa Bay, FL February 13: Westchester, NY February 13: Cincinnati, OH February 13: Rochester, NY February 13: Greensboro, NC - view all speed dating events - "Hi Pre Dating: Myself and Theresa (pictured) were the first couple to chat at a Honolulu Pre Dating event (venue All-Star Hawaii) in March of last year.In 2000, the dating technique reached craze status, spreading quickly to rest of the Western world, taking strong footholds in both England and Australia.Although its overall popularity in the United States may have waned in recent years, it has become an established and accepted form of dating, with speed-dating events held in cities throughout the U. Some cottage industries have even sprouted from the speed-dating theme, including Web sites dedicated to tips for successful speed dating.We hope you do and you make that decision to join me and all the other singletons waiting to meet you, by booking your first event and giving it a try. is the world's largest Speed Dating service for single professionals with monthly events in over 70 cities in the US and Canada.The concept was introduced to the American dating scene at the turn of the 20th century by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his wife, Sue, who founded their own service, Speed Dating.