Granted, you may not get as much time as you’d like with the person you do enjoy, but you have the chance to spend countless hours with that individual after the event is over. There’s nothing more exciting than meeting a ton of new potential dates in one evening.

When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.

After the “daters” have done a full rotation and met one another, each individual will write a list of who he or she would like to see again.

Of course, you don’t want to divulge too much personal information to a perfect stranger, but you can politely answer the questions and simply move onto the next topic.

When in doubt, smile and nod – fear not, a new date awaits you in just a few minutes! Hopefully, your date will not engage in political discussion or religious differences given the short amount of time, but as mentioned before, be prepared for anything.

It is a formalized process in which the participants are broken up into pairs and rotate partners every 3-8 minutes (depending on the event).

Each pair sits down and gets to know one another, or “date”.

Among the over-50 population, this style of dating is especially common.

With greater wisdom and dating experience, older adults tend to know exactly what they are looking for in a partner.

For this reason, they benefit from quick dates; they know what questions to ask, and after just a few minutes, they can usually tell if there is potential for a relationship, romantic or non-romantic.