Abc news speed dating
It is not known when speed dating was first carried out, but there were speed dating events in the London area in the mid-1970s.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.Organisers, who believe it is the first time an event exploring belief and religion has been held in Australia, are describing it as "speed dating" for religions.The fair is a trade show of religions, allowing visitors to ask questions and find out more about a range of beliefs all under one roof.Jess Steers from the Tasmanian Pagan Alliance said her group had an affinity with the island state."Tasmania being such a beautiful natural state with so much wilderness, it's very normal for people to love nature and care for the earth," she said."Tasmania's probably more pagan that it thinks."The fair also lets people "try before they buy" with a number of lectures and workshops."We wouldn't expect anyone to convert on the sport because we really want people to think about this," Ms Steers said.And for those not wanting to get too serious, the fair also features a laughing yoga workshop.Contact information cannot be traded during the initial meeting, in order to reduce pressure to accept or reject a suitor to his or her face.
Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person.
On the other hand, feedback and gratification are delayed as participants must wait a day or two for their results to come in.