speed dating


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

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The episode revolved around a speed dating event anchored by all seven cast members, including the ones with long-term boyfriends. refinery29.com, "The Most Awkward Parts Of The RHONY Speed Dating Adventure," 12 July 2018 Fems for Dems has had several candidate speed dating events and helped the Northville Democratic Club organize its event last month. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Who's your political soul mate? Candidate speed dating helps make match," 28 May 2018 Try speed dating, meetups and talk to three new people each day. Sadé Carpenter, RedEye Chicago, "Dating expert Bela Gandhi shares 3 ways to find love," 8 Feb. 2018 Stick around after speed dating ends for live music by Arctic Jungle. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s what’s happening around Anchorage on Valentine’s Day," 13 Feb. 2018 With the school year ending and summer school starting in a few weeks, the recruiting process this late is like speed dating. Alex Schiffer, kansascity, "This week in Mizzou recruiting: Francis Okoro cuts list, pipeline to Michigan and more | The Kansas City Star," 11 May 2018 About two hours before the easel session in Chubb’s hotel room, Burkhardt drives up to the hotel to pick up Chubb and his agency’s marketing director, Jacquelyn Davis, for a speed dating event with NFL sponsors such as Pizza Hut and Snickers. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "24 Hours ... With Bradley Chubb and His Team at the NFL Draft," 1 May 2018 Social swing dancing is kind of like speed dating to music. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Social swing dancing is exactly how it sounds - it's speed dating with dance moves," 9 Feb. 2018 That’s would-be speed dating, another fine example of New Yorker dating mores: quickly executed, efficient, mysterious. Kenzie Bryant, vanityfair.com, "The Saturday Night Live After-Party Was Date Night for Every Possible Type of Famous Couple," 2 Oct. 2017

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2000, in the meaning defined above

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