It also found that dialogue concerning travel resulted in more matches than dialogue about films.

In a 2012 study, researchers found that activation of specific brain regions while viewing images of opposite-sex speed dating participants was predictive of whether or not a participant would later pursue or reject the viewed participants at an actual speed dating event.

One of the advantages that speed dating has over online speed dating and online dating in general is that when being face to face with someone, you get a better sense of who they are due to their body language, gestures, tonality and more.

There have been several studies of the round-robin dating systems themselves, as well as studies of interpersonal attraction that are relevant to these events.

Furthermore, issues such as religion, previous marriages, and smoking habits were found to play much less of a role than expected.

A 2006 study in Edinburgh, Scotland showed that 45% of the women participants in a speed-dating event and 22% of the men had come to a decision within the first 30 seconds.

At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.

If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.

The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.

Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.

According to the New York Times, participants in speed dating experience an average of 2 in 10 or 3 in 10 matches.