If smoking is a deal-breaker for you or you're only interested in meeting people with college educations, a good speed dating service won't seat you across from a nicotine-addicted dropout even for five minutes. Depending on which text editor you're pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.
The brief duration of each speed dating encounter is offset by the fact that speed dating agencies screen for certain criteria in advance. If an agency is a good fit for you, the odds improve that one of your speed dates will be too. Unlike random trolling, in speed dating you know at least a little bit about the people you meet, including the very important fact that they, too, are looking for a significant other. As the saying goes, there are a lot of fish in the sea. There are speed dating events for Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, lesbians, people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds or professions and sub-specialties, such as "Cougars and Cubs" or the financially successful. Many a modern romance began at a speed dating event. What Is Speed Dating?