There is such distinct internet etiquette these days that it’s easier to tell if Kara, 22, is in fact, Bob, 56, based on what’s been said.
We live in a culture of quick convenience – see self-service in supermarkets, contactless cards or Deliveroo.
However, speed dating is a guarantee of meeting 20 actual people, which is more than can be said of spreading your bets from your phone.
For 20 quid, there are certainly far worse ways to spend an evening.
Anyone who’s ever been on a big group ski trip knows that coupling up is a frequent occurrence in the mountains.
Whether the altitude, the après-ski culture or the need to be cosy is to blame, it’s not unusual to find love on the slopes, even if the romance is fleeting.
It dates back to 1998, when Rabbi Yaacov Devo of Aish Ha Torah in Los Angeles brought together Jewish courters.
But in a world of silently checking your phone, it could be considered a little out there. And so I found myself in a swanky London bar, being ushered into a carousel of candle-lit tables, under a concave ceiling bearing some strange, Picasso-style art.
Each prospective couple has one tour on the chair lift so making a good first impression is critical - dressing up is highly recommended.
Can you really fall in love with someone - particularly dressed in ski gear - in ten minutes though? “We had some serious snogging within the first 30 seconds on the lift last year,” reveal the Cool Bananas cupids. Well, all you have to do is whizz down the mountain for another date.
There were 20 guys and 20 girls, all aged 21 to 31, with guys moving every four minutes.