Matchmaking services have been around since ancient times. Whether it was orchestrated through family, friends, a yentl or, in modern times, by a business, the idea of arranged dates has evolved along with technology, customs and lifestyles. The concept of “SpeedDating” was actually trademarked by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish HaTorah. In 1998, at Peet’s Cafe in Beverly Hills, the first recorded speed-dating event was held. Speed-dating has its supporters and its detractors, for obvious reasons, but it has become a mainstay of contemporary urban dating rituals. The reason – it provides a face-to-face opportunity for busy singles to meet others looking for romance in a controlled, time-limited manner, allowing daters to meet many more prospects than they would through old-fashioned or virtual means.
THE GATHERING Unlimited launched FLIRT, it’s ultimate version of speed-dating in San Francisco last year and is looking forward to offering our opportunity in Seattle on August 17th from 6-8pm. Register today at http://thegatheringseattle2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=JayTaffiliate1