AP - July 17 - Speed dating, a party where groups of people have micro-dates over the course of an evening in a sort of amorous musical chairs is being rebranded as a younger, hipper alternative to online dating. An event called "The Internet Killed Your Social Skills" is drawing crowds every first Thursday of the month. A slew of other dating agencies are offering specialized speed dating services to clients. Speed Dating Connections has hosted 10,000 daters over the past two years. Speed Dating Connections primarily focuses on ethnicity-based dating; the majority of their events are for Asian and Indian clients. According to some experts, speed dating is not a fast track to finding love. "What can you possibly tell in that short amount of time?" asked April Beyer, founder and president of Beyer and Company, a relationship consultant group. According to Beyer, men especially don't benefit from speed dating because they invariably make bad choices when presented with a feast of appealing women.
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