After the “daters” have done a full rotation and met one another, each individual will write a list of who he or she would like to see again.
If two participants have written down each other’s names, the event organizer will forward the contact information to both parties.
Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.
When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.
With greater wisdom and dating experience, older adults tend to know exactly what they are looking for in a partner.
For this reason, they benefit from quick dates; they know what questions to ask, and after just a few minutes, they can usually tell if there is potential for a relationship, romantic or non-romantic.
Danny discovers an operation that implants a camera-like contraption in his brain that will allow him the possibility to see again, even if the images are simply black and white and indistinct. Perkins (Stephen Tobolowsky) is a young girl Leeza (Anjali Ray) who is Indian and whose parents have arranged a wedding with a man she does not love.
And yes, in time Danny and Leeza are attracted to each other in what appears to be a doomed relationship - for family reasons.
(The idea is that the participants will not feel pressure to accept or request contact information face to face.) The first organized speed-dating event took place in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California.
Since then, speed dating has spread across the globe.