An organized method of meeting potential romantic partners in which participants evaluate each other over the course of a single event through a series of brief one-on-one meetings. At the end of the event, participants decide which dates they would like to see again. Mentioned in? References in periodicals archive? Speed dating is amusingly portrayed on television situation comedies, where parties meet crazy people or folks just a little bit, well, odd. Board speed dating: making a match for better governance. Pupils feel the chemistry during science speed date.