"We are just helping people along a little.î Speed dating involves 20 to 30 mini-meetings, which last about three minutes each.
The host seats the participants at numbered tables and after a whirlwind conversation, each man moves on to the next table.
The communications manager from Hertfordshire said she has been single "for agesî.
From now on Muslims will have a refreshing, fun alternative, where the single people themselves take charge.î Speed dating was originally established in the US by Jews as a way of keeping marriage within their community.
"Thankfully, British Muslims have moved away from the traditional 'arranged marriage' format and become open to more liberal ideas of meeting partners based on mutual liking,î said Mr Gupta.
Arranged marriages, strictly-controlled family introductions and chaperones are familiar territory for some young Muslims. A new approach to dating has been launched by a couple of young Asian entrepreneurs who set out to introduce young professional Muslims to more prospective partners in one evening than they may meet in a lifetime.
"We are not working against tradition, but are essentially taking the burden away from families," said Ashok Gupta, the man behind Asian Speed Dating.
"We are still encouraging Muslims to meet other Muslims."The main problem is many don't drink, so don't do the traditional dating thing of going to pubs and clubs to meet someone new.î The 26-year-old Cambridge graduate decided to set up the company with friend Maha Khan after realising how popular speed dating had become since its introduction to this country three years ago.