HurryDate is one of the largest speed dating companies active today. They host parties in the USA, Canada and UK and have a reputation as one of the best match makers around.
HurryDate is a pioneer in "speed dating," wherein a group of ladies and gents gather, mingle, and rotate through an average of 25 mini-dates (4 to 7 minutes each) over the course of an hour and a half. The HurryDate people say that their parties "have a distinctly different feel than similarly styled events -- they attract a fun, friendly, cosmopolitan crowd of professionals and are consistently organized in a familiar format with twists of local flavor." HurryDate has events in more than 65 cities across the United States, Canada and the UK for multiple ages, ethnicities and religions, and for gay and straight folks.
From their website: Started in the Big Apple by Ken Deckinger and Adele Testani, HurryDate is a super fun new way to meet people. [They] bring together tons of singles, a cool bar, lots of drinks and a wild, anything-goes vibe to make each HurryDate party a total head-spinning blast. It's a great way to meet lots of new people, while avoiding the agonizing four-hour blind date gone bad.
Maybe you're looking to end your dating dry spell. Maybe you just got dumped and are looking for the perfect rebounder. Maybe you're looking for a new tennis partner. Maybe you just want to conduct your own personal study on the favorite ice cream flavors of single people. In any case, you've never experienced anything quite like HurryDate on your typical night out after work. On your mini-dates you'll have no problem weeding out the "yeah babys" from the "not if my life depended on its." It's quick, painless and really fun! REALLY!
How it works: Each party is held at fun, cool bars and is organized so you'll meet oodles of people on a string of real live mini-dates. When you check-in, your HurryDate hosts will give you a SCOREcard and ID number that HurryDaters will use to identify you, and you'll take a seat at one of many tables-for-two.
When it's time to begin, you'll talk to the person across from you until your host blows the whistle to indicate your date is over (no matter how cute they are!) That's your signal that it's time to move on to the next HurryDater for another whirlwind conversation. And on it goes! Get the picture?
After each date, you'll ever-so-discreetly circle a "yes" or "no" next to each person's ID number on your SCOREcard to indicate if you want to be in touch. At the end of the night, you'll take your SCOREcard home to enter who you liked into our handy-dandy, super-secret online system. We'll then match you up with who is interested in you too! From there, it's up to you to get in touch through our secure email system to set up a real date!
Think you won't remember who was who after meeting all those people in one night? You thought right! Don't worry...everyone fills out a profile with a photo to help refresh your memory on those you matched with.