Created for socially confident, quality, city-dwelling singles, On Speed Dating offers niche speed dating and singles events themed around people's dating "deal breakers" – think: height requirements, political views, lifestyles, hair color, body types, professions, interests, hobbies and more. Unlike dating services restricted to traditional criteria like age range, On Speed Dating offers a range of ways for singles to connect with others who have similar interests, backgrounds, quirks and a passion for meeting new people. On Speed Dating produces singles parties, speed dating, wine tastings, networking events, dispenses dating advice and much more, for singles of all orientations across Manhattan, Austin, Texas and will be coming soon in Los Angeles, CA.


In 2008, Co-founders, Amber Soletti and Carmine Di Re were living the single life in NYC and after experiencing first-hand a major gap in services for successful, single professionals, they decided to introduce their own unique singles events concept to the market in effort to subsidize their dating lives and incomes. Having both spent their careers as executives in the business world (he in Tech, she in Beauty Marketing) they put their business and singles savvy to work by creating a way for singles to find exactly what they are looking for…on their terms.


Co-Founder Amber ended up meeting her beau of five years at On Speed Dating's "Size Matter's" Speed Dating event for tall singles back in 2011. Amber is 5'9" and her live-in- love, Juan is 6'6." Although they originally met at this NYC speed dating event, they didn't really hit it off until a couple months later at our annual New Year's Eve Singles Party at Stitch Lounge. They shared a kiss at midnight and have been together ever since. Amber and Juan now reside together in Austin, Texas where they manage and run our Austin speed dating events.


On Speed Dating is not for everyone. Many events have pre-requisites and requirements and not everyone will make the cut. Be it "Size Matter's," where men have to be 6'0" tall to participate or "Skinny Minny," where women have to be a svelte size 0-8 to date, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Hung" Night for well endowed men (7"+) or "More To Love," for women size 10+. There's "Hot or Not" where daters must submit a recent photo and be pre-approved to attend and "Ranked," where singles must have previously attended an event and have a match rate of at least 25% to sign up.

Several dating services offer you a free event if no one selects you as a "match." Why would you want to continue to invite people to your event that no one is interested in? On Speed Dating instead will guarantee you a minimum of 10 "dates" or your next event is on us.

If the event host thinks that the men or women at a particular event are not up to par they let us know and we pro-actively will send out an event credit to attendees. We want quality people to come back to our events and to tell their friends. We actively work to recruit and maintain quality singles in our database and that is just yet another way we are different from other singles companies.

If you are continuously not being selected as a "match," we would instead suggest you register for one of our "Tough Love" speed dating events where if someone doesn't pick you as a "match" they have to give you a reason why. That or we might possibly refer you to a dating coach. Knowing truly is half the battle.

  1. We guarantee a minimum of 10 "dates" or your next event is on us.
  2. We hands-down have the best hosts. The hosts we bring on are actually single and genuinely enjoy being at our events and helping others connect.
  3. If someone doesn't get any matches at an event we do NOT offer them a free event. We do our best to keep quality singles in the mix. Not to say that if you go to an event and don't get selected as a match that you're not a quality single, but if you go to several and are consistently not getting selected, it might be time for some serious self-evaluation.
  4. We want to know if something isn't right. We love and appreciate constructive feedback and if something is not up to par we are the first ones to acknowledge it and we'll take care of it.
  5. We offer 100+ "themed" speed dating events and many quality-controlled events where pre-requisites are required to participate to ensure a higher caliber dater. We were the first to offer themed events back in 2008 and while many companies have tried to do what we do, no one is even close to being on our level.
  6. Our matching all takes place on line. No waiting 24-48 hours after an event to be emailed your matches. Simply log-on to OnSpeedDating.com after the event in the privacy of your home to view/select matches. You will be notified via email if someone selects you as a match.
  7. Our matching system gives you visibility to all participants (men & women) allowing you to select a potential wingman/wingwoman as a platonic match in addition to romantic matches.
  8. Our "dates" are only 3 minutes. It may not seem like a lot, but if you've ever tried an event where the dates are 5 to 8 minutes you'll welcome our format.
  9. We've had Chris Hanson, Morgan Spurlock, The NY Knicks, Howard Stern, Impractical Jokers, The Mob Wives, Sonja Morgan, Meredith Vieira, Bethany Frankel, Tyra Banks and many other celebrities date with us.
  10. We believe in giving back. We're passionate about single animals and over the past few years through our annual Valentines Day singles event have donated over $10,000 to local animal charities including The Humane Society and Bideawee Animal rescue…single cats and dogs need love too!

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