On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.The time limit ensures that a participant will not be stuck with a boorish match for very long, and prevents participants from monopolizing one another's time.Hurrydate was acquired by Spark Networks (Jdate/Christian Mingle).Pre-Dating was acquired by Cupid.com, but eventually became independent again. Several online dating services offer online speed dating where users meet online for video, audio or text chats.
It is not known when speed dating was first carried out, but there were speed dating events in the London area in the mid-1970s.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.
They were the first to hold Speed Dating Events in Australia in 2004 and still operate to this present day.