If there's one event in Australia that's turned speed dating into a fun, no-pressure affair that doesn't even feel like dating, it's Dear Pluto.
And, now, you lucky, lucky Brisbanites, it's coming your way.
Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web. Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry.
By this I mean you can choose a 'meeting event' like, 'tall men and flowing champagne'.
Another couple of examples are 'university educated dating and champagne flowing' and 'Curvey women and speed dating'. To find out any more from these people you need to register.
What are your interests, favourite topics and the most fun things you like doing, what you would like to do, but also know what you 'really don't like'. They organised Progressive Urban Speed Dating Adventures once a month in Brisbane.
Have fun: Thats why your there, and really, there's no pressure as there is 'no limit' to the amount of times you can come back and 'speed date' again. It's like speed dating, but you do it in a group with your friends and move from bar to bar rather than table to table!
A match is where, you have scored a "yes" from the same person that you rated with a "yes".
Brisbane Speed Dating's claims are, to "take your details and email you weekly with all of their upcoming Speed Dating Events". This service covers more than Brisbane, including the cities of Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.
Mingle2 is maintained by a couple of guys from San Francisco.
They conducted a survey of 433 online daters and found that the longer they waited to meet a match in person, the more likely they were to feel let down.
It appears that the general age group is also around 20-37 year olds, however this could possibly change at anytime. We all know 'first impressions count", however when you know your are going to be 'summed up" by many, in just a few minutes, this is even more important.
Be interesting and be interested: Know yourself 'well' before you go so you can really 'express' yourself.
Before you finish you complete a 'score card' with a "yes" or a "no" as to whether you are interested in seeing this person again.