Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
Most importantly, the new Cheekd leaves behind the flaws the Sharks pointed out in her old app.
“It’s taking the awkwardness out of slipping people that card,” she said. Cheek said she felt a general “gloom” over her business.
Cheek bubbling as she talked about the new iteration of her product (now called Cheekd, sans apostrophe), which celebrated its launch, appropriately, on Valentine’s Day.
That means it works in places like airplanes and subways, where missed connections tend to occur more frequently.
Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.
Specific age range based on gender is a common restriction for events.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.