March 20, 2008
SpeedDate.com Surpasses One Million Online Speed Dates
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpeedDate.com, the world's first online speed dating site has hosted over one million "3-minute" online speed dates. Every day, thousands of new users join SpeedDate, which has become a premiere online dating destination for singles looking to meet new people quickly and easily.
"When we introduced traditional speed dating to cyberspace we knew it was a winning combination," says SpeedDate.com co-founder Dan Abelon. "Having hosted over one million dates so quickly demonstrates that singles recognize SpeedDate.com as a great new way to meet people online," he added.
Launched this past October, SpeedDate's free service offers singles the chance to log on and start dating immediately -- from the comforts of their own home, office or the neighborhood coffee shop. SpeedDate.com's patented system allows singles to meet each other through 3-minute online speed dates using their webcams or instant messaging. Unlike other online dating options, SpeedDate.com allows singles to immediately determine if they have real chemistry before taking the time to meet in person.
"It's amazing to be able to go on 30-40 online dates in an evening and then pick people you want to get to know better." says Kelley, a SpeedDate member from California. "I've started a relationship that would not have been possible without SpeedDate."
SpeedDate.com has registered users from all major cities within the United States as well as around the world. The site also features weekly events targeted to specific geographic areas.
SpeedDate.com also recently launched a Facebook application, introducing online speed dating to Facebook users all over the world. The company is backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Menlo Ventures.