Online speed dating for singles

After logging in, they click through a series of Web pages featuring people who meet their criteria, connected via live video.

Other popular sites, such as Match.com, allow members to say much more about themselves and what they are seeking, including religion and annual salary.Rivals say an hour on might be more fun than watching TV reruns — but the notion that it could produce long-term partnerships is laughable."Physical attraction is a very poor predictor of long-term relationship satisfaction," said J.founders Simon Tisminezky, right, and Dan Abelon, left, pose with their Web site at their office in San Mateo, Calif.spares singles the inconvenience of leaving the couch.

A new online dating service believes you can determine the love of your life after a three-minute video chat.

Originally a project by a Stanford University business class, combines online dating and round robin-style speed dating, where singles spend eight minutes or less interviewing potential matches.

The San Mateo-based company is scheduled to host its first event Thursday, with three-minute sessions for up to 100 people who live in the San Francisco Bay area.

Individuals will meet at least 15 prospective partners in an hour.

"People go through the long process of filling out profiles and sending e-mails, maybe for weeks or months, and within two seconds of seeing the other person they realized they had no chemistry," co-founder Dan Abelon said.

"We thought this would be a good solution." members provide only a few key details, including their sex and age; the desired sex and age of their partner; and their ZIP code.