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 Our own Elana Scherr likened this sort of testing to automotive speed dating. Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2022 Each of the singles embarks on a quest for love through matchmaking, speed dating or online dating. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2022 Many have also revamped their event calendars to include such programs as punk rock aerobics, speed dating, cow milking demonstrations, and indoor miniature golf. Roy Rivenburg, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Aug. 2022 Another outdated practice to avoid when speed dating for a stylist is pricing based on gender. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 25 July 2022 At the two-hour events, participants were paired off with one person at a time, usually about six over the event, sort of like speed dating. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2022 In addition to their trivia, speed dating, and book clubs, Back Bay’s Trident hosts a weekly poetry open mic. Sam Trottenberg, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2022 Recruiting from the transfer portal is more akin to speed dating than the exhaustive, laborious process of wooing high school players, which often drags over two or three (or more) years. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2022 First up will be speed dating, followed by potential mahjong nights. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

28 Aug 2022

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“Speed dating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20dating. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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