THE UK INDEPENDENT -- Dec 19 -- Speed-dating - where it is possible to meet two dozen potential partners in a single evening - has proved so popular with groups of single women there are not enough events to cope. But unless male interest can be doubled, expansion will grind to a halt. One company thinks it has the answer, though. The Single Solution has just started marketing their "sugar mummies" - well-off women who are happy to pick up the bill. "They are women who have got lots of money from a divorce and they are happy to pay," said the company's Kirsty Jones. "And, not surprisingly, loads of men are queuing up to meet them."
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Mark Brooks: Speed dating events are typically hard to fill with males aged 40 and older. Same deal on the younger end for women. It's hard to find enough twenty something women. The top USA speed dating events companies are PreDating, Hurrydate and 8 Minute Dating.