Definition of speed dating in English:

Share this entry

speed dating

(US trademark SpeedDating)


[mass noun]
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: speed dat¦ing

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.