Round robin speed dating
founders Simon Tisminezky, right, and Dan Abelon, left, pose with their Web site at their office in San Mateo, Calif.
During a series of mini dates, each spanning no more than a couple of minutes, participants in a speed-dating event evaluate a succession of eligible singles.
They're desperate, chatty, needy, strange -- and the clock is ticking. Everyone's in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, a guy hung up on his previous girlfriends, an art therapist, a clown, and more.
They're desperate, chatty, needy, strange -- and the clock is ticking.
"People go through the long process of filling out profiles and sending e-mails, maybe for weeks or months, and within two seconds of seeing the other person they realized they had no chemistry," co-founder Dan Abelon said.
"We thought this would be a good solution." members provide only a few key details, including their sex and age; the desired sex and age of their partner; and their ZIP code.