Furthermore, issues such as religion, previous marriages, and smoking habits were found to play much less of a role than expected.
A 2006 study in Edinburgh, Scotland showed that 45% of the women participants in a speed-dating event and 22% of the men had come to a decision within the first 30 seconds.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.
Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably.
Specific age range based on gender is a common restriction for events.
Many speed dating events are targeted at particular communities: for example, LGBT people, polyamorists, Some feel that speed dating has some obvious advantages over most other venues for meeting people, such as bars, discotheques, etc.
The largest speed dating company in Australia is Speed Dating Australia Pty Ltd.
They were the first to hold Speed Dating Events in Australia in 2004 and still operate to this present day.