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8-Minute dating

One of the most popular speed dating agencies in the U.S. and Canada. Meet people en masse and spend a maximum of 8 minutes with each person.

Tom Jaffee, a successful entrepreneur, founded 8minuteDating in January of 2001. In its first two years, Tom saw the company grow from a one-man start-up to the world’s most popular speed dating service, with more than 60,000 customers and 150 Event Organizers planning and holding events in 55 cities in the United States and Canada.

Tom formed 8 minuteDating after recognizing that the singles population needed a better way to meet new and interesting people. Tired of the bar scene, pick-up lines, blind dates and guessing games, he combined his technical and marketing skills with his experience as a single (at the time), and created a fast, fun, safe and comfortable way for singles to meet others with similar interests, live and in person. It’s an approach that works – over 90% of participants meet someone who they want to see again and over 99% report that they enjoyed the event.


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