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But as you know speed dating is very casual in the States, so many people find it quite fun and super easy to meet new people, not only for dating purposes but also for friendships," she says.
Started in the spring of last year, First Sight Date has already made 5,842 matches 42 couples and a couple to wed.
Yasemen Aydin, owner and operator of First Sight, warmly greets me, and shortly after that, she gathers the daters and begins to give instructions, in English and then Turkish. Women will sit at a table with their number and men will move clockwise from one table to the next at approximately 4 minute intervals.
First Sight Date is a speed dating organization based in Istanbul organized by Yasemen Aydın, a self-described "entrepreneur, technology geek and dog lover," who lived in the States for a good decade.
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