Nominate SpeedDate!

November 5th, 2021

Please nominate SpeedDate for the Open Web Awards. Help get the word out about SpeedDate, the new way to meet people!

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

SpeedDate users predict U.S. Presidential Election

November 4th, 2021

In honor of the U.S. Presidential Election, SpeedDate made available virtual gifts related to politics. Tens of thousands of gifts were sent by our users. We introduced an equal number of gifts related to Obama and McCain. We’ve posted the percentage of each gift sent below. The results are interesting:

  • The most sent gift was the ‘Vote Obama’ Badge with 24% (it even beat our default ‘vote’ gift)
  • The least sent gift was the elephant that represents the Republican party
  • Obama/Dem gifts were sent 51% of the time versus only 9% for McCain/Republican gifts

There’s still time to send more gifts to influence the results right here. Will SpeedDate users mirror the rest of the U.S.?

Happy Halloween

October 27th, 2021

Do you have a super-sexy Halloween costume? Well, Thursday night, you can try out your costume on SpeedDate. The night before Halloween, we’re inviting SpeedDate members to wear costumes while they are on SpeedDate. Either upload a pic of yourself in costume or turn on your webcam.  Give your costume a whirl on SpeedDate before wearing it on Halloween.

Also, please email your best Halloween date stories to info @  We’ll post the some of the highlights right here.  Happy Halloween!

Happy Birthday SpeedDate

October 20th, 2021

We celebrated the first anniversary of our launch this month.  Since launching in October 2021, we’ve hosted 18 million online dates.   Since SpeedDate hosts an average of 120,000 online dates per day, a new date begins on the site every second of the day. 

 One of the highlights of our first year came on Valentine’s Day, when user Francesca Salcido dated over 300 people in a single 24-hour marathon session.  We were excited that the event attracted worldwide press coverage including ABC’s Good Morning America.  The site’s themed dating nights around events such as Super Tuesday and the summer Olympics also drew large dating numbers.

To think that a year ago online speed dating didn’t even exist and today we help millions of people all over the world to find that special someone is truly gratifying.  At the chances are that you will be connecting with someone you have real chemistry with in just minutes.

We look forward to enhancing SpeedDate and welcoming plenty of new users in Year #2!



Download the SpeedDate Toolbar!

August 25th, 2021

We are happy to announce that we’ve created the SpeedDate community toolbar.  The SpeedDate toolbar brings lots of great features to your desktop, including:

1. Quickstart button to begin dating
2. Direct access to members, messages, and add buddies pages
3. Google search box
4. Other fun features (Weather, email, radio)

 Check it out here:  Try Our Toolbar

Online speed dating: The next Olympic sport?

August 14th, 2021

Do you have the charm and all the right moves, but are not competition-ready when it comes to speed, strength, and endurance?  If so, SpeedDate has the Olympic event for you. 

For the rest of the Olympics, SpeedDate is hosting an Olympic-themed online speed dating competition to determine the world’s best online daters.  The event will run through Sunday, August 24 at which time we will award gold, silver, and bronze medals to the men and women who match with the most other singles.   Even if you don’t take home the gold, you just may find someone you want to start dating.”

To get daters in the Olympic mood, we will add Olympic-themed ice-breaker questions, such as: If you could go on a date with any athlete, who would it be?  Which sport has the sexiest athletes? Which two athletes would make the best couple? 

Early favorite in the women’s competition is 26-year-old San Jose State University student Francesca Salcido who made news around the world when she had more than 300 dates in 24 hours on in February.  Does she have what it takes to be named top online dater - or will it be you?  Only time will tell.

SpeedDate members are talented!

August 14th, 2021

One of our SpeedDate members from Mexico sent us the following video of his dance troop. If you’re a SpeedDate member with an impressive talent, send us pictures or videos, and we may just feature them on our blog!

Follow SpeedDate on Twitter

July 18th, 2021

SpeedDate has a Twitter account. To stay up to date on our Twitters, click here!

How to succeed on SpeedDate - Advice from a member

July 3rd, 2021

SpeedDate members are awesome. Not only are you all cool enough to try out a totally different way to meet people, but many of you are actively involved in strengthening the SpeedDate community.  Some of you even take the time to write advice for other users. Here’s what one of our female users had to say:

I’m really bummed I didn’t get to see you all at the SpeedDate HQ, but as I sit here with the flu using the site I figured I would write out a few recommendations for you guys to tell the male users of the site so they can maximize the amount of responses.  Here it goes:

1. When posting a default picture: Make sure it’s recent (within the last year)
2. Don’t post one where you’re kissing another girl (super turn off)
3. It’s fine to crop a picture but obviously erasing a girl from your pic reads “loser”
4. Try not to have more than one person in the picture unless you can identify yourself in your profile as to which person you are.
5. Profile Info: If you want a woman to respond to your winks or flirts provide them with some information about yourself. Meet to find out is not the best conversation starter.
6. Try to write a personalized message rather than just a wink or a pre-written flirt.

Feel better and thanks for the advice!

Musician Sara Melson on SpeedDate this Tuesday

May 9th, 2021

We are delighted that Sara Melson, the fabulous folk rock musician, will be joining us for a live online SpeedDate event this coming Tuesday. Just sign onto on Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30PM PST for one hour for a chance to meet Sara and other fans. Here’s some more info about Sara:

  • Her music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, ABC television show Men In Trees, and the new Viacom show South Of Nowhere.
  • Sara has shared the stage with the BRMC, Juliana Hatfield, Ben Lee, Jill Sobule, Ian Ball, Marjorie Faire, and Mojave 3
  • She was a featured artist at the Midwest Music Summit, and was sponsored on an acoustic tour of Japan.
  • Sara’s awesome self-produced debut album is called Dirty Mind - learn more on her site