Themes include Jewish Men, Professional Men, HIV Men, Athletes, Gay Travel Lovers, Gay Geeks, and there's even a Millionaire Matchmaker Edition.

Dates last six to eight minutes apiece, and daters get to try out eight potential suitors.

Black People - This site is specifically designed to help African American singles navigate the difficult world of dating.

Enjoy a comfortable and accepting environment to seek out other big, beautiful singles for love, relationships, friendship and dates.

When: Once or twice a month, usually Wednesdays or Thursdays Where: Most often at Gossip Bar & Restaurant, 733 Ninth Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets Qwik Dates True to its name, dates here are very quick -- just three minutes with each of your assigned dates -- but there's then a free mingling period during which you can meet anyone else in the room.

You then tell the organizers who you'd like to go out with again, and if the feeling is mutual, you and your new sweetie can be off on your next (and presumably more intimate) date.

The following day you will be notified of your matches (via email, logging in or text , whichever you prefer).

Manhattan 34 is a very cool, stylish 1930s themed cocktail bar situated in the cultural quarter of the city on Rutland Street.

For speed daters, physical chemistry and learning a few raw basics are all that's needed for a snap judgment about another's suitability, and anything beyond that is just a waste of time.

For gay people, New York City offers many speed dating options, with more (and more compartmentalized) choices arriving all the time.

When: Periodically (next event Sunday, December 19, 2010)Where: Murphy & Gonzalez Pub & Cocina, 21 Waverly Place at Greene Street Single Mingle – Boys Night Out Presented by Chicago-based nationwide service Date and Dash, this gay speed dating night at the East Village's Urge promises 10 to 25 "dates" per night.

An evening of fun speed dating within the stylish surroundings of this very stylish bar.

There will be a 20 minute bar break half way through the night.