Everybody is guided by theatrical light, but these people are not real actors. There is an ongoing game, as everything here revolves around making a good impression. The right words are rehearsed in the best costumes and in three minutes only a fraction of their personalities is shown. Whether a yes or a no arises at the end, there’ll always be a new chance in the next round. Robin Butter researches signs of attraction that are to be captured in the smallest details. As with all first dates it’s always a search in the darkness.
Speed dating is today a social and commercial phenomenon among other ways to find a partner in our busy and global society. It paradoxically began in 1999 with Rabbi Yaacov Deyo who invented this system to allow Jewish single men and women to meet, in a safe, chaperoned environment and therefore facilitate weddings in Los Angeles. A bell is rung and you shift to another table. The woman stay in their seat as the men rotate after every 3 minutes. Men crosses twice as often yes as women. As the ladies rush to the restrooms in groups during the break, it shows that speed dating is a group activity for the females as the man often go alone. The average speed dater has a Bachelor education, the experience of the companies has learned that 'education' is relevant to whether or not matching. 45% of the women make their decision after the first 30 seconds of meeting, compared to 22% of men.