Speed dating is all the rage nowadays among city singles. This article talks about what virtual speed dating is, and how can it be accomplished through online singles sites.So what is E - Speed Dating? That is somewhat right, but with an added comment that makes all the difference in the world. Believe it or not, speed dating began in the late 1990's by an orthodox rabbi as a method for unattached Jewish singles to meet other Jews therefore to avoid them from marrying outside of their religion. Jewish singles could meet other Jewish marriage candidates in a safe environment. The idea worked really well and was so popular that the secular community latched on to it, then a movement of sorts began. Critics of speed dating claim that you are forced to spend your time on "dates" with people you are not attracted to and have no interest in, wasting both your time and money. Of course it's only a few minutes and if you end up meeting that special at an event, it is well worth it. The now very popular dating method is said to have actually started years ago in Jewish communities in the Middle East. In the USA, credit goes to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo. The Rabbi intended this dating method as way for Jewish people to meet in areas where they were outnumbered by non-Jews. Using one of the online methods of speed dating in conjunction with your favoured online dating service, you can dig much deeper than personal profiles offer and get a better idea of whether these singles are interesting enough to look into alittle more. And besides which... it's fun and you might gain some new friends! Most speed dating services charge between $25 and $60 per person. The fee normally includes a couple of free drinks or a meal or snacks. Most speed dating sessions have between 50 and 150 participants, half male and half female. Lesbian and gay events do exist also.