In addition to creating a pleasant and playful environment, a successful speed dating event will strengthen your restaurant's reputation and improve the likelihood of drawing first time or repeat customers.
The first speed dating event took place in California in late 1998 and was inspired by a rabbi who sought to help Jewish singles meet new people and get married.
The round-robin-style dating model was developed by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his wife Sue in 1999, and to ensure fresh, unpredictable conversations, they put only two topics off limits during the seven-minute dates they arranged: the daters’ jobs and where they live.
Today, the Deyos’ model has been adapted and modified by secular speed-dating agencies around the world, some of which combine the pleasures of conversation with activities such as chocolate-tasting or yoga.
When two people meet, they also encounter each other’s natal energy, which can have a significant bearing on the relationship that grows between them.At the end of the event, participants write down the names of anyone they are interested in; if there is a match, the host will forward contact information to both people within a day or so.With the proper tools, planning and executing a successful speed dating night can be both exciting and fulfilling.During the dating portion of the evening, a predetermined group of individuals will stay seated at the same tables throughout the night, while the rest of the participants will move from table to table.When the allotted time is up, the host will ring a buzzer or bell signifying that it is time to move to the next date.