If you would like to know more about speed dating here's a video of Fastlove MD Ajaz Iqbal being interviewed by Andrea Crump, the renowned Manchester-based Love and Relationship Coach.
But for the most part, moving too fast is usually a huge mistake.
If these signs look a lot like your new relationship, there's no need to panic, but you might want to tap the brakes a couple of times and go forward a little more slowly.
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It's one thing to get tangled up in the life of the person you're dating, but it's another to start making attachments to their families and friends, especially when it's too early to tell if things are going to last. That's probably a red flag that thing are going too fast.
When you're part of a family, you don't just break up with that person. Expressing intense feelings before you've had time to really get to know each other is often a sign of fear and insecurity more than love.
I'm kind of an expert on relationships that move too fast.
If I'm being all the way honest, in the lesbian community, we're pretty famous for going from friends to forever in the time it takes to make a "you're the love of my life" playlist. I mean, the stereotype is called U-Hauling, and it happens, but of course it's not something all lesbians do.
Speed dating is what all those old paradigms from the '80s and '90s evolved into and has now established itself as the live dating event standard. You may also be interested in our blog post: What one Guardian writer thought of her first foray into the world of Speed Dating.
Speed dating is simply safer and more effective, especially when compared to online dating as there is no substitute for real, human, face-to-face introductions. Many friendships and other connections are borne from our events; it's a great social event where everyone just happens to be single and open to making new relationships - whatever that might lead to.
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