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Lightning Speed Dating

Finding that perfect mate is on many people's to do list, although, many of the people that are single are so busy making ends meet that it can hinder their search. Internet dating is very popular, but it lacks the personal touch that meeting people in person has. There is a rise in the interest in speed dating as an alternative to going to singles bars. Life is really fast in the DMV area and certainly for some busy people out there. Speed dating is an alternative type of dating where one is exposed to a variety of potential people to date. It is not complicated or expensive. It is when an organizer sets up an event of around 20 to 30 people that would like to meet others that are single and looking to find someone.

The rules are pretty basic; the women sit at tables in a dating scenario. Every six minutes, a whistle is blown and men switch tables to meet another woman. All participants have a scorecard and mark their matches as a “yes” or a “no”. At the end of the event, all scorecards are returned to the host. Next day, you will receive your perfect matches which is, if both of you marked “yes” on the score card. You will have an opportunity to contact your perfect matches and plan another meeting. You will have a fun night. Just come out and try it!!!

Fun facts

Based on our expansion and future goals

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1998 FIRST EVENT

Speed dating origins are credited to a Rabbi originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry. The first speed dating event took place in Beverly Hills in 1998.

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3 SECONDS

Psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania studied data from over 10,000 speed daters and found that most people make a decision regarding a person’s attraction within three seconds of meeting.

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30%

30% more women will try speed dating than men. But, men will go speed dating 30% more often (luckily, as this means events are evenly balanced!).

Testimonials:

Experience from our speed daters:

“Thank you, Lightning Speed Dating, for organizing amazing events for 50+ group. A friend of mine told me about the event and I was hesitant at first but ended up having an amazing time. It was a refreshing approach at meeting single men my age in the DMV area. Dan was an amazing host and I can’t thank him enough. I am looking forward to more events.”

Elizabeth L.

Potomac, Maryland