Alternatively, First Sight runs events with 20 singles and dates that last five minutes; with the option to stay and chat after all the dates are over.
Women sit at small tables while the men rotate, moving to a new table when a bell rings. If two daters both express interest in each other they are told and contact details are exchanged.The advantages of speed dating are quick results, a controlled environment, and limited opportunities for humiliating yourself.Daters are anonymous and if you pick someone who does not pick you, they will never know.“It is a lot of fun and feels much safer than internet dating,” says Anna, a 28-year-old English teacher who works in Prague.The largest worldwide dating site, ( dropped its Czech language site in 2006 due to lack of interest, so there are a limited number of users in this country.
But for those interested in meeting foreigners is a good option.
“When I got home I realized that the Czech Republic is very behind when it comes to dating.” Bringing US-style speed dating to Prague was an obvious solution.
“It´s a proactive way of increasing your odds,” explains Jana.
Fees are around 1000 CZK per month for a basic package.
Meetic has a separate “flirting site” for 18- to 25-year-olds called Superlov, and a matchmaking site, Ulteem, for singles over 40.
Even if you speak no Czech you can still use the site, just make your way to the Foreign Languages section (“Cizojazycné”), where there are plenty of ads in English.