eight minutes is allegedly more than enough time to determine whether the range of a mate's hormones is complementary to your own The original idea of speed-dating is based on an organised event in which a group of men and women are rotated to meet each other for no more than eight minutes.

People can sign up for free on and from then on, they will be paired based on age, education, height and several other criteria, and then sent out on a date.

The first such event will take place on April 30 and will send couples to three different Bucharest restaurants on a Saturday evening, together with 18 other people within their age range.

The investment will be used to facilitate the app’s development in France, Germany and the UK, as well as support its expansion into global markets.

Once describes itself as a dating app focused on “decluttering and slowing down the online dating frenzy”.

Founder and CEO Jean Meyer said: “This is a great achievement in the first year of launching our slow dating concept.

Underground Unattached is a Curated Dating Experience and UU. We're branding the term "Reputation Dating." We've produced ten dating experiences in New York City and recently expanded to our second market, Los Angeles.

You'll assist her in nearly all tasks, work to create new marketing channels, develop a content strategy, work on our social media presence and provide on-site event coordination.

It’s freezing outside and you’ve probably already spent the majority of your December paycheck on Christmas presents, hungover Deliveroo orders and booking Ubers during last week’s transport meltdown.

The speed-dating concept has been in existence since 1999, and originates with a Los Angeles rabbi, Yaacov Deyo, who introduced the idea in his Jewish community, to help Jewish singles meet each other.

The idea quickly spread outside of Jewish communities and across the United States, and in the following year reached London.

'But now British men and women who lack the time to conduct a gentle courtship have a new way to find a partner.