What Is Virtual Speed Dating?

Speed dating is a social event for singles where they spend a brief period of time with multiple candidates to find out more about a prospective partner after which they decide which of the candidates they would like to see again.

Virtual speed dating takes this concept but does it through a digital device, rather than an in-person gathering, by using video chat software. Usually there is a host to take care of any issues that arise. During the virtual speed dating event a person chats for several minutes with a candidate using video after which the next candidate is presented and so on. Contact details are provided for any candidates that are chosen for future interaction.

In this time when a pandemic is limiting social interaction in real life, this might be a solution that allows a person to meet others from the comfort and safety of their own home.