Stock Photo: Speed dating participants socialize at a California restaurant Note alphabetized place cards In speed dating, men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short ´dates´, usually lasting from 3 to 8 minutes before the organizer blows a w. Speed dating participants socialize at a California restaurant Note alphabetized place cards In speed dating, men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short ´dates´, usually lasting from 3 to 8 minutes before the organiz