But, the value of speed dating lies in its efficiency.For a moment, think of the worst first date you ever went on.Even worse, how about when your first date says, “I love you” and/or discusses “our” kids (yes, this happens).With these painful memories in mind, now imagine that the terrible date lasted less than 10 minutes.We do not know how the date will go, what the topics of conversation will be, and how the date will end (Breakfast? In a typical speed dating event, single adults go on 8-12 dates in an evening that each last about 8 minutes. These factors introduce high levels of uncertainty, and according to Berger and Calbrese, humans do not like uncertainty.This modern phenomenon is largely credited to Rabbi Deyo, who explains speed dating started as a way for Jewish singles to meet one another.
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Dating is stressful—it takes us out of comfort zone and throws us into a situation with a new person. Now imagine a situation that throws these feelings into hyper speed—namely, speed dating.