Vocabulary - Facts - Lesson plans -
Stories - Cartoons - Songs - Videos

(Updated on 31/01/2013)


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Vocabulary :

  • Speed dating "is a formalized matchmaking process or dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people." 
  • Dating vocabulary
    ex : To date/to go on a date - A blind date - Love at first sight - ...


Facts :

  • The top ten online dating lies
    "Women lie about their looks whilst men lie about their jobs in the battle to find a partner through internet dating, a survey has found."

Lesson plans :

  • Speed dating - a lesson with a movie segment
    "This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Meghann Artes and the theme of speed-dating.
    In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions."

    Time: 90 minutes

    Speed dating - "Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating.
    But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single is not so bad after all."

  • More people think online dating is OK (October 23, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good way to meet people.
    Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing wrong with trying to find a partner on the Internet."

  • Dating - with a video : Things to avoid when dating


  • Oral Presentations in the ESL Classroom Using a Technique Similar to Speed Dating
    "What you do is you have students prepare a five-minute oral presentation, based on a topic of your choice.  I call these "Speed Demos" with my students.  Next, they present it five times to five different people in the class.  They conduct their five-minute oral presentation, and then they listen to their partner present for five minutes.  After that, they rotate to another person..." 
  • Speaking: speed-dating
    "To practise speaking and revise adjectives to describe character; revise question forms... Time: about 1 hour or 90 minutes for a large class."


Stories :


  • Speed dating article
    "My life had become a mess of pining away for the past and trying to speed date my way into my future." 


Cartoons :




Songs :

  • Speed Dating - Parody song
    Original song : "Fortune Faded" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

    "so refined
    but i just met ya baby
    all the while we were speed dating
    never mind, the consequences of the wine this time
    we we're speed dating"



Videos :

  • Sight - "A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo." (




    "A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts."


    "The short feature offers a glimpse into the dating life of the future. The radically advanced technical system seems very convenient at first.
    Who wouldn't gear-up with shiny eye implants that do thinking, decorating and planning for you?"





  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor - I Won't Change You - The video is about speed dating.
    + the LYRICS
    "I used to change my accent, change my stance 
    My phone number, the way I dance...
    I used to think I had to change the way I am...
    I used to change my style like I changed my mind"