Once in, users aren’t just encouraged to focus on their professional life, and profiles have a heavy focus on travel.
Singles are asked to share their favourite cities in the world as well as update other members with their upcoming holiday plans.
He hated the focus on quantity over quality and reasoned that other daters would feel the same.
And apparently he was right, as the long waiting list attests to.
The Speed Date interface resembles Facebook quite a bit: You can navigate among blue tabs and red balloons signifying your notifications, and chat windows pop up in a blue toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
View different profiles by clicking "next profile" or "previous profile" for each "match" Speed Date chooses for you, or browse members by age, location, and so on.
No matter what type of relationship you're looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there's an app for that!
I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.
The site invites anyone to apply, but to be approved you must be young, gorgeous, connected and successful.
If you're a basic member, Speed Date lets other users initiate with you a five-minute instant messenger chat session, or "online speed date"; subscribers can extend that time.
When you view a profile, Speed Date tells you what preferences your potential date matches, what preferences you match for the other person, and finally what you have in common, even if it's only that you both speak English.
From to Tinder, anyone can sign up online or download the app, stick on a few flattering photos and be meeting potential partners within minutes.
But those in the know shun such commonplace options, preferring to turn to an altogether more exclusive platform: The Inner Circle.