First impressions may not be everything, but advocates of speed dating claim that when it comes to romance, potential new partners can be given the thumbs up -- or more often, thumbs down -- within a matter of minutes.

For speed daters, physical chemistry and learning a few raw basics are all that's needed for a snap judgment about another's suitability, and anything beyond that is just a waste of time.

Guests discover what the smell of sweat tells us about a prospective partner, how eating raw kale and apricots transforms our capacity for flirtation, and why long vocal chords are sexy.

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Every five minutes, you’ll meet a new partner to chat about your personal lives, goals and happiness before moving on to a new partner. If you sign up individually, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Beyond finding romance, attendees can find new friendships or business connections. Registrants are not guaranteed admittance as equal couples are needed for entry.

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When: Periodically (next event Sunday, December 19, 2010)Where: Murphy & Gonzalez Pub & Cocina, 21 Waverly Place at Greene Street Admission: $35Single Mingle – Boys Night Out Presented by Chicago-based nationwide service Date and Dash, this gay speed dating night at the East Village's Urge promises 10 to 25 "dates" per night.

Our Jewish speed dating™ events are the exciting new way to meet Jewish singles in the New York area.

Now you can enjoy up to 15 dates in one evening with singles just like you!!

Sensory Speed Dating debuted in 2013, and has since been held at a raft of music festivals in the UK and the US, as well as venues in London and New York – including the Book Club, Queen of Hoxton, the House of Yes and Littlefield.

Adventurous participants are given the opportunity to smell, hear, taste, touch, see and move their way to a greater understanding of the subconscious processes that drive our behavior and desires.

To make the chance for a match as likely as possible, this popular gay men's speed dating option breaks things downs by age and type for each session.

Themes include Jewish Men, Professional Men, HIV Men, Athletes, Gay Travel Lovers, Gay Geeks, and there's even a Millionaire Matchmaker Edition.

There will be drink specials for all the participants, and everyone is welcome to stay after the event to continue getting to know each other if there's a spark.