Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.Speed dating in Cambridge is a great way to meet like-minded Cambridge singles.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
The idea behind this meeting was to strengthen the research field of cell polarity by allowing some of the main players to get together in a more ‘intimate’ environment to share knowledge and ideas. Now, bearing in mind that this conference is being organised by a collection of scientists with an interest in using computers to solve large scale biological problems, that your group of scientists don’t easily divide into two equal groups and that your organisers are all pretty much a massive collection of bio-computing nerds.
This is all great, but how do you go about encouraging people to meet new people and not to just catch up with collaborators? It would, of course, be far too easy to follow a standard speed dating paradigm.
Meeting people is easy – anyone can talk for 4 minute dating!
Cambridge dating costs around £15-20 per event, so it’s a cheap and one of the best places to meet women or men.