speed dating

noun

Definition of speed dating

: an event at which each participant converses individually with all the prospective partners for a few minutes in order to select those with whom dates are desired

Examples of speed dating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And much like the speed dating series, the audience tags along to the various dates that result from Taparia's shrewd sense of compatibility. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking Offers An Intimate Look At Arranged Marriage In The Modern Era," 10 July 2020 The typical American owner has more than one rabbit, so speed dating is important, because rabbits, despite their prodigious ability to multiply, don’t always get along. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, "The Rabbit Outbreak," 29 June 2020 New apps that function like online parties have emerged, and networking events and existing dating apps are tacking on video features and virtual speed dating rounds. New York Times, "De Blasio asks Trump if he’s telling New York City to ‘drop dead.’," 19 Apr. 2020 Last month, dating service Plenty of Fish, also owned by Match Group, gave users the ability to video call their matches or speed date with potential matches through 90-second video calls. Danielle Abril, Fortune, "How online dating has changed—maybe for the better—in the the coronavirus era," 13 Apr. 2020 It was set up sort of like speed dating, with everyone getting a chance to talk to one another, series creator Chris Coelen told Entertainment Weekly. Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, "‘Love is Blind’ has left us with pressing questions about pod smells and wine-drinking dogs," 27 Feb. 2020 Throughout the first couple episodes, as the couples mixed and matched while the speed dating got more serious, the budding couples would talk for hours. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "7 Questions You Have About The Love Is Blind Pods, Answered By The Cast Who Fell In Love In Them," 21 Feb. 2020 The cost is $20 at the door for just the dance party; the speed dating costs extra. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Milpitas community briefs for the week of Sept. 13," 13 Sep. 2019 The alternating brief speeches by Democrats and Republicans felt like a political version of speed dating featuring people who couldn’t stand to be in the same room together. Washington Post, "Networks stick with impeachment drama — to a point," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of speed dating

2000, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2020

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“Speed dating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20dating. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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