The goal? Attendees meet a large number of people in a short period of time, The goal, of course, in speed dating, is to find one or more people with whom you'd like to spend more time on an actual date. Participants exchange names and contact information during the two minutes so that they can connect with the people who appealed to them following the speed dating session.
It's an efficient way for people who are interested in finding a special someone to meet a large number of people quickly in a safe environment. Presumably, other attendees share similar goals and expectations when they decide to participate in speed dating activities.
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