Finding romance via speed dating is not as quick an easy as its name may suggest, a new report released over the weekend stressed...
The phenomenon of speed dating, considered to be a rapid and easy way to find romance, may not be as quick as its name suggests, a new report reveals.
Calculations have revealed that it takes an average of 75 hours and costs £500 to find a new love and finding a sexual partner takes 50 hours of taking part in the dating game, the Daily Mail reported.
For the sake of research, professors at Germany’s Humboldt University, simulated a speed dating type of environment, and the study included 384 volunteers. Men were given three minutes to talk to women, and they then recorded their choices on a scorecard.
After 6 weeks and then a year later, questionnaires were filled out. While after 6 weeks, as many as 15 shared that they had managed to find a sexual partner through the event, 25 said that they had developed a relationship. A year later, however, the relationships only numbered 17.
‘I’ve had a few dates, but nothing amounted to anything long-term. I don’t go any more. The figures don’t surprise me,’ Maria Woods who has been to several events in Britain in the past five years and spent hundreds of pounds was quoted as saying.
Speed dating started in 1998 when a rabbi invented it as a way for Jewish singles to meet and marry, holding the first in a Beverly Hills cafe.