Wednesday, February 25, 2009 is a free online dating site ideal for busy people who no longer have the time or patience for what has become the typical, "e-mail intensive", never ending string of disappointing first and last dates, "on-line" scene. What sets this service apart from the rest is its ability to not only create opportunities by getting you in front of million other people, but by creating opportunities with people you share interests and commonalities with, making it that much more likely that you'll hit it off.

"I have been to so many dating sites where I had nothing in common with the guys I was meeting", Co-founder, Amber Soletti explains. "I thought the concept of speed dating was great in the sense that it increased the odds that you would hit it off with someone; however I still wasn't meeting the guys I wanted to meet. And that's when it hit me - speed dating had the quantity aspect covered. If we could just find a way to incorporate the quality portion, by increasing the chance for connection, we could offer something the other sites weren't".The majority of speed dating companies offer events, based on age ranges, i.e. women and men ages 24-28. is a new breed of speed dating where the events are geared more towards interests, backgrounds and/or preferences. is offering its more diverse NYC clientele events like "Date a NYC Fireman", "Date a Democrat", "Speed dating for women 5'9 and taller and men 6'2 and taller" and "Date men with big hands". "What can I say," Soletti smiles, "a lot of women are into and requesting these types of events! We're like Burger King in the sense that we want you to have it your way".Some up-coming events include speed dating for busy executives, volleyball players, gay men, and Wall Street traders. Just sign up with whatever group you want and maybe find "the one". As for connections and expectations, no pressure there either. Studies have shown that speed daters connect within the first 30 seconds, so 3 minutes is plenty of time to figure out if you've potentially met someone worth seeing again. "That's what I love about speed dating", Co-founder Carmine DiRe shares. "I can usually tell if I'm into someone within the first few minutes and when I wasn't, I'd end up being stuck with them for the entire night." With speed dating, it's 4 minutes and out. "I try and leave the expectations behind and instead just focus on having fun".And fun is exactly what the majority of event guests have. With plenty of pre-date drinks, music and socializing and more drinks, even the most up-tight of daters will loosen up and be at ease. In regards to cost, can run anywhere from $20-$35 depending on the event. A small investment that can potentially lead to finding your match, not to mention the fact that being in a safe dating environment, especially for women, is priceless. Drink specials are also part of the package and offered to participants at each venue.You can come in straight from work, as most often do, and not worry about dress code, as there is none. Just bring yourself and some friends if you're not brave enough to go it alone.About is an on-line company offering speed dating services for singles in the New York City area. Along with their speed dating site, they also offer free on-line dating throughout the United States and Canada via their sister site called Kissburg. Visit them at and/or for membership and event information.

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