The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.
Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
Speeder "one who drives fast" is recorded from 1891. -metron."[T]he ancient Greeks & Romans knew what speed was, & yet no-one supposes they called it speed, whence it follows that speedo- & speedometer are barbarisms." [Fowler]Speed bump is 1975; figurative sense is 1990s. All started at speed to meet her, but presently Mrs. I pray you to speed a bolt against yonder shield with all your force.
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Last night I went to my first “speed networking” event.