8minuteDating was found in January of 2001, and it is a division of MatchEvents.com. In its first two years, 8minuteDating grew 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 cities across the United States and Canada.
The mission of is 8minuteDating is to provide the best way for people to establish relationships that add meaning to their lives. 8minuteDating events provide a fast, fun, safe and comfortable way for singles to meet one another, live and in person, for dating, friendship or business. Unlike many other dating services, this is a concept thats built less around the site but more about what you do off the site.
At the meets you get to talk with a variety of other single men and women in a speed dating setting. For eight minutes, you can talk with another person to see if you are compatible. After talking to a bunch of people, you write down the names of the people that you like and if they write down your name too, you get each others contact information and proceed from there. The price depends on where the meet is being held at by 8minuteDating, but it ranges from $35 to $45. And that's a pretty good deal considering all of the people that you are meeting and all of the bad dates you are avoiding.
8minuteDating is easy to navigate and always has offers for going to events for free. They include success stories (and there are many) as well as advice on dating in general.