Archive for December, 2021

Take our new poll! What is the best place for a New Year’s Eve kiss?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2021

So you’ve met someone on SpeedDate, and New Year’s Eve is coming up. What is your ideal place for a kiss at midnight? Take the poll below and you’ll see everyone else’s results too!

SpeedDate is the Blogger’s Choice Winner in the Open Web Awards

Tuesday, December 16th, 2021

We are happy to announce that SpeedDate was awarded the Blogger’s Choice in the Open Web Awards for the ‘Dating & Romance Category’.  According to Mashable,

  • the Open Web Awards is a competition that covers major innovations in web technology
  • Over 100 Blog Partners have helped make this the biggest Open Web Awards to date with over 100,000 confirmed nominations and votes so far.
  • The blog partners come from 25 countries and are written in 10 different languages.

We are happy to be recognized by Mashable and blogs around the world, and will continue working hard to deliver the best possible online dating experience to our users!

How To Differentiate Yourself on Part 1

Tuesday, December 16th, 2021

Ever wondered how to standout on SpeedDate?  Our guest blogger, Jullien Gordon, offers up some great advice in this 3-part series. Thanks Jullien!

How To Differentiate Yourself on
Part 1 of 3: “About Me”

Speed dating is not that different from interviewing.  Your profile is like your resume.  Your first online date is like your interview.  And the actual date is like your first day at work.  So the key to getting an offer from a potential match is make sure your resume or profile stands out.

On, the “About Me”  section is a great place to differentiate yourself.  Since most of the fields are pull down menus, the two places to distinguish yourself most in this section are: ‘More about me’, and ‘Who I would like to meet’.

1. More About Me

It’s impossible to tell someone all about yourself in this little section.  The goal of this section is to spark their curiosity and desire to know more about you. Instead of seeing this section as “More About Me”, imagine that the heading is “Why should I date you?”

This section should be more than a few sentences. A surefire formula for success is to answer the following:

Where you’re from?

Give a short timeline about yourself that includes your education and geographic moves.

Example: I’m an 80s baby, born and raised in San Francisco, CA.  I got my BA in American History from the USC before moving back to the Bay Area

What do you do for a living?

Talk about what you do in an interesting way that your business card doesn’t capture.  Talking about your job in a new way sparks curiousity and prevent prospects from putting you in a box based on what they think they know about your profession.

Example: My day job is being a mental farmer.  I plant seeds in the fertile minds of youth so that they can grow.  Some people call me a teacher.

2. Who I would like to meet

What you’re looking for is a reflection of who you are so it’s fair game to state what you’re looking here so that potential prospects can self-select if they think they are a match.

Example: I’m not looking for anything serious.  I’m just looking for someone who knows how to have fun and likes to travel.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Interests!


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2021

SpeedDate is a *Top 3 Finalist* in the Open Web Awards. Whether you’ve voted for us or not in the first few voting rounds, now you can make your vote REALLY count!

 Update: Voting ended and we won the Blogger’s Choice Award - thanks for supporting SpeedDate!

A SpeedDate success story

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2021

One of the best things about running a dating site like SpeedDate is hearing success stories from our members every day.  Here’s one that came in a few days ago from a woman in Canada:

On August 24th I came to check my messages on your site and had a wink, so I checked it out and decided to msg the guy back.  Well we have been talking every day since and we now live together and are very much in love. We just wanted to thank you because with out SpeedDate we would never have found each other.

By the way, as of yesterday, over 23 million online speed dates had taken place through SpeedDate!