A person is allowed to attend the successive social event dependent upon a rule for screening attendees, said rule being a function of said characteristic information and said event history.creating an event history associated with each unique identifier, the event history having elements corresponding to information associated with each event the person associated with the unique identifier has attended;assigning a second predetermined number of slots for a successive social event to persons having a second characteristic value, the second characteristic information value having a value not equal to the first characteristic information value; andcomparing the event history of each person wishing to attend the successive social event having the second characteristic information value with the event history of each registered person having the first characteristic information value, and barring registration of the person having the second characteristic information value if an element of the event history of the person having the second characteristic information value matches an element of the event history of the registered person having the first characteristic information value., wherein if the number of matches does not exceed the predetermined number, the person having the second characteristic information value authorizes release of at least a portion of said characteristic information and event history to those persons having the first characteristic information value, said persons having the first characteristic information value and at least one element match determining whether said person with said second characteristic information value may register.
Again, two individuals are paired for a limited window of opportunity, usually three to ten minutes.
In all cases, each of the participants of each interaction decides following the event or communication whether or not they would like to communicate with any of the persons with which they have interacted in the future. 5,920,845 have been developed to make the process of meeting people more efficient by automating certain aspects of the process.
By way of example, in the case of speed-dating, this is done by indicating on a scorecard a “yes” or “no” for each person that the individual has met. In this method, each of the participants at a date matching event are assigned a unique identification code.
These mini-dates are arranged in seriatum, usually at a single location.
In contrast, a singles dinner group will typically arrange six to eight single people to meet for dinner at a restaurant and sit at the same table.