Speed-dating not just about finding love

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By SABRINA PARKER
Observer Contributor
Feb. 27, 2008

Thousands of Washington metro singles upload photos to online dating sites and scan bars in hopes of finding their next love interest.

But people who want to skip the false online profiles and beer-goggle mistakes are trying speed dating.

There are weekly speed-dating events in the metro area organized by Pros in the City, HurryDate, Fast Life and other groups.

Observer photo by SABRINA PARKER
D.C. singles seek love at organized events.

Some events have themes that attract people with similar demographics or interests such as travel lovers, black Americans, fitness buffs or people who are 35 and older. This takes the stress out of finding a match and gives people a topic to discuss. At any good speed-dating event, many people are not looking for love.

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