Speed dating in real time

"There were some highs and some lows," Beekman says in the video.

But judging by how much laughter happened that day, it seems like it was mostly highs.

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.

They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.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.