Definition of speed dating in English:

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speed dating

( trademarkSpeedDating)


An organized social activity in which people seeking romantic relationships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is mutual interest.
Example sentences
  • Lossen told me that she thinks the best benefit to speed dating is gaining conversation starting skills.
  • Brenda had also organised some speed dating where participants got to chat to as many people as possible over a short period of time.
  • A study of speed dating showed that if we have to choose between 10 potential dates, we do so on the basis of our expressed values.

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Syllabification: speed dat·ing

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