Speed dating popularity


TORONTO -- About 30 people gaze into each other's eyes in the basement of a Toronto pub.

But none of them are here in the hopes of falling in love.

"But the industry makes a number of mistakes." From Cupid to matchmakers to nosy grandmothers, intermediaries have been meddling in love since long before the beginnings of the Internet.

Finkel and colleagues wondered whether online dating was simply a newer form of an ancient tendency to get people hooked up, or if the industry represented a quantum leap.

We have unquestionably changed the Speed Dating scene and attracted a more sophisticated crowd than ever before.

Our unparalleled popularity, a relaxed sensibility to events combined with a less is more approach is what separates us from the rest.

In just 20 years, the Internet has become one of the most common places to meet romantic partners -- a close second only to getting introductions through friends, found an exhaustive new review of research into the science behind the online relationship industry.