About Us

Our mission is to provide the best way for people to establish relationships that add meaning to their lives. 8minuteDating events provide a fast, fun, safe and comfortable way for singles to meet one another, live and in person, for dating, friendship or business. 8minuteDating.com is a division of MatchEvents.com, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.


Click here to read the Entrepreneur Magazine article

CEO and Founder

Tom Jaffee founded 8minuteDating.com in January of 2001. In its first two years, the company grew from a one-man start-up to the world's most popular speed dating service, with more than 60,000 customers and 150 Event Organizers planning and holding events in cities across the United States and Canada.

Tom formed 8minuteDating after realizing that singles need a better way to meet new and interesting people. Tired of the bar scene, pick-up lines, blind dates and guessing games, he combined his technical and marketing skills with his experience as a single (at the time), and created a fast, fun, safe and comfortable way for singles to meet others with similar interests, live and in person. It's an approach that works - over 90% of participants meet someone who they want to see again and over 99% report that they enjoyed the event.

Tom currently lives in Florida with his wife Cathy and three sons. Click here to read his romantic engagement story that appeared in the Boston Globe in July 2002.

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