Participants are placed into a round robin dating scenario in which couples spend eight minutes getting to know one another.
A bell rings and they move on to the next "date." Twenty-six singles ages 25 to 35 and 18 singles ages 35 to 45 participated in a series of eight mini-dates.
In keeping with the low-pressure aspect of the event there was just one rule: "Please do not ask anyone for their contact information or for a date." The matching is done online by mutual choice after the event.
As attendees filed in for registration the apprehension was evident on the non-smiling faces.
Some target only those that keep a kosher diet or are Sabbath observant.