Our research tells us that a Los Angeles Rabbi called Yaacov Deyo invented speed dating in the late nineties as a way for young Jewish singles to meet and find a partner.

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This event is the most gracious, easy and comfortable way to meet quality men that I can think of. I love that every thing was so precisely organized.

The original format involved men sitting along one side of a long table with the women lined up along the other, every few minutes the men moving along one space.

Most speed dating services still operate according to this production line approach however Original Dating events in London and the UK have modified concept to give their clients more space and a generally more stylish environment.

Each person then has to decide which people they would like to see again.

The organisers facilitate an exchange of details if there is a match.

It didn't take long for speed dating to spread throughout the world as a revolutionary way for busy single people to meet each other without any of the stigma associated with traditional dating agencies.