Zero to Romance in Three Minutes Flat

That, at least, is what speed dating promises. Here's one single's report

Since 1999, when a Los Angeles rabbi, Yaacov Deyo, co-author of Speed Dating: The Smarter, Faster Way to Lasting Love, divined a way to get Jewish singles to mingle, scores of speed-dating services have popped up, offering time-pressed lonely hearts a chance to meet dozens of prospective partners in a single evening. One such service, HurryDate, launched in New York City two years ago, now runs dating events in 50 cities in the U.S., Canada and Britain--and points with pride to its first engaged couple (set to wed this June). TIME went to a session in New York City to survey...

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