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 There is a film festival, marches, flag raisings, exhibits, stage shows, social hours, a baseball game, dances, bingo, hikes, a music festival, trivia nights, open mics, networking socials, speed dating and a prom. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 31 May 2021 To get to the speed dating, around a dozen men and a dozen women braced one of the most torrential downpours London has seen in years. Pan Pylas, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 The dynamic has become similar to speed dating, where information can be scarce, introductions fleeting and fruitful relationships are no sure thing. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 8 May 2021 Taiwan has been creatively working to fulfill travelers' itch throughout the pandemic, with Taipei's Songshan Airport launching pretend flights last summer and Eva Air offering flights to nowhere, even some for the purpose of speed dating. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2021 Speed Dallas Dating offers such events, as well as in-person speed dating and matchmaking services. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2021 Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Miami are among the more than 15 cities around the world in which Jewish singles can sign up for Matzoball’s annual speed dating event taking place on Dec. 24. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Dec. 2020 Tickets are $35, plus a $5 processing fee per person for the Christmas Eve event, and $55, plus a $5 processing fee, for a professional’s speed dating event taking place on Christmas Day. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Dec. 2020 A few weeks and a bunch of dead-end dating app conversations later, a close friend persuaded me to try Zoom speed dating. Yonit Kovnator, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of speed dating

2000, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speed dating was in 2000

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5 Jun 2021

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“Speed dating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20dating. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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