Japanese speed dating london

20 Mar

The time limit ensures that a participant will not be stuck with a boorish match for very long, and prevents participants from monopolizing one another's time.

On the other hand, a couple that decides they are incompatible early on will have to sit together for the duration of the round.

Each pairing gets two minutes, before everyone swaps partners.

Some couples seem to hit off instantly, while others are shy and conversation is muted.

Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.

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.

"I don't have a girlfriend and it's difficult to meet women at work, so that's why I am here" says Hiroshi Nakahara, an office worker.

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At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.In Japan, though, some are paid for by the government.The hope is that by encouraging people to date, marry and start a family, the current demographic trend leading towards a shrinking population can be arrested.As the population ages, more strain is being placed on the state pension system."One of Japan's problems is that so few children are being born," says Mr Saeki, president of Exeo.