There are many speed dating events now in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.
Luv Byrd founder Mike Keshian told the Summitthat strangers will be paired up to hit the slopes based on color-coded armbands that denote skiing ability and age.
If only the armbands would also reveal the daters who are most likely to spend the ride monologuing about an ex before revealing that, damn, they left their wallet at the lodge, so would you mind treating? Tickets are and include not only the lift ticket but also a free beer, which, thank God.
On the other hand, the random matching precludes the various cues, such as eye contact, that people use in bars to preselect each other before chatting them up.
According to the New York Times, participants in speed dating experience an average of 2 in 10 or 3 in 10 matches.