The evening kicks off with your host giving a brief explanation of how the evening works.
Then you are straight into the exciting world of Speed Dating with your first date of the evening.
At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.
A bell sounds after five minutes and you record on your Speeding Ticket if you would like to meet the person again.
Girls stay seated and the guys move to the next table until you have met everyone.
By January 2003 Speed Dater was running several speed dating events in London every week.
In early 2005 Speed Dater ran its first Lock and Key party in London.
If you are not signed up by then you must show up at the event 30 minutes prior to the start time and pay in cash including a late fee.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Lock and key parties are more like a singles party.
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process of dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.