At Speeddate.com you get to see and chat with your date online for 5-minutes and figure out whether or not they are right for you. If there's chemistry, you click yes at the end to indicate you'd like to take things further. Speeddate is a pay site. Guests can create a free picture profile but can't communicate until they upgrade.
How it Works
It works this way: members join for free; they enter some basic personal information, and, within minutes, the site begins to introduce new members to compatible speed-dating partners in their area. Then, using a patented technology, members begin to embark on 5-minute "speed dates."
Online Speed Dates
During these speed dates, which take place over live video and audio channels, the members have three minutes to chat with one another (see here what's available).
If there appears to be "chemistry" after those three minutes, members can elect to continue chatting. If the speed date goes really well, members can contact one another and arrange a real-life date. Members can go on up to 15 speed dates per hour.
Who's it Good for?
If you are tired of writing lengthy profiles for on-line dating services, and who want to start talking to other nearby singles right away, it might work for you. It is great for impatient people, and people who do better at one-on-one communication than they are at writing elaborate advertisements for themselves.
Speed dating does add a bit of excitement to the world of online dating. It doesn't have to be about waiting anymore. However the problem I found here was that of trusting the other side you are talking to. There isn't any way to verify where they are or who they are.
By Tara Miller