The service is based on an old Jewish tradition: helping young, single Jews meet others in the faith.
This tradition of creating a shidduch, or a match, called for Jewish singles to be kept in the dark about each other until the time for matchmaking came.
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Several studies, including one called Mate Preferences in Action (Kurzban, 2005), have discovered that most people who attend speed dating events have decided whether or not they are interested in the person sitting across the table from them within of sitting down.
So in reality it doesn't really matter what you talk about, because the non-verbal communication between two people is what matters.
Speed Dating and its offshoots have captured the imagination of popular culture, fitting nicely into the fast-paced environment of 21st-century America.
In 2000, the dating technique reached craze status, spreading quickly to rest of the Western world, taking strong footholds in both England and Australia.