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If there's a match (two yeses), they can contact each other and the rest is essentially up to them.Organizers try hard to ensure that people who have met at a previous event don't cross paths again if they sign up for a future one — imagine how awkward it would be having to spend six minutes with someone you've already given a "no" to.It's a spread-out city, so there's not just one spot where people can get together to mix and mingle.

That means these events tend to sell out early, so to avoid disappointment, don’t wait!

We put in tons of time and effort to make sure your chances for a real connection are optimised.

"We did this once before and it was a total disaster, but this was much better.

I think the age range was better." Different speed-dating events target different demographics.

Then a group of evenly numbered male and female singles meet at a restaurant or bar and pair up for six minutes of small talk — the idea being that six minutes of conversation is enough time to decide whether or not you're interested in talking to someone again. Every guy gets a chance to talk to every girl and vice versa (at this point, it's aimed solely at heterosexual singles).

For those who like speed dating, it removes a lot of the guesswork — all of the participants are (presumably) single and looking.

We make sure there’s an equal number of men and women – or very close to it.

There will never be a Veg Speed Date event with 25 women and 5 men!

For our Valentine’s 2017 launch, we are putting on speed dating events across the United States and Canada! Karine’s events have already resulted in life-changing matches for San Francisco vegans and vegetarians, giving rise to long-term relationships, marriages, and families.

Veg Speed Date is expanding on the unique vegan/vegetarian speed dating concept that Karine Brighten has refined over 5 years in San Francisco.

Benigno, a retiree from New York, has been coordinator for about five years, with her husband, Anthony, helping at events.