If a mutual interest is noted, meaning that the person you have picked has also picked you, the organizers provide each party with the other's contact information (email and nickname). You arrange to meet and start getting to know each other.
After three minutes a buzzer sounds and you move on. For matches (both of you ticked yes), email details are sent out to both people the next day.
Whenever I talk to my students about speed dating, they appear to be judgmental and critical (as most of my students are of nontraditional dating methods, including online dating—a topic we’ll discuss in another blog).
But, the value of speed dating lies in its efficiency.
Twenty girls sit at a table each, and men go and sit opposite them.
(I'm planning to work in the City of London.) Mostly it was people in demanding jobs who don't go out to bars too often.