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speed dating

an organized social event in which participants have one-on-one conversations typically limited to less than ten minutes, for the purpose of meeting people they would like to date. Unabridged
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speed dating

a method of meeting potential partners in which each participant has only a few minutes to talk to each of his or her dates before being moved on to the next one. At the end of the event, paticipants decide which dates they would like to see again
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speed dater, noun
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Contemporary definitions for speed dating

a type of matchmaking service where participants meet for 7-8 minutes each before moving on to another participant, ultimately making a list of those they are interested in dating

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