“And if you are not interested in your date you only have to put up with him for a few minutes.” Rapid Dating ( which also goes by the Czech name Rande Motyl, is a new company running speed dating events in Prague.
“I lived in the USA for seven years, and did speed dating while I was there,” explains Jana Olivova, founder of the company.
“When I got home I realized that the Czech Republic is very behind when it comes to dating.” Bringing US-style speed dating to Prague was an obvious solution.
“It´s a proactive way of increasing your odds,” explains Jana.
The Classified section (select ‘Personal´) is another useful way to meet other English-speakers living in Prague.
The personals are divided into sections by gender and sexual orientation, and the ads are imaginative and often funny. For a price, you get streamlined service, better search options and more help finding a match.
“It sounds like an advert for the dating website, but Lucy was the second girl I chatted to on the site,” laughs Gunther.Daters are anonymous and if you pick someone who does not pick you, they will never know.“It is a lot of fun and feels much safer than internet dating,” says Anna, a 28-year-old English teacher who works in Prague.The site provides video profiles, instant messaging, private messaging and information on singles´ events.The site does not just include foreigners living in Prague but also Czechs and people planning to come to Prague in the future.Even if you speak no Czech you can still use the site, just make your way to the Foreign Languages section (“Cizojazycné”), where there are plenty of ads in English.If you are looking for an English-language dating site specifically for Prague, is your best bet.Online Dating Online dating was quick to catch on in the Czech Republic and there are dozens of subscription-free sites to choose from.The most popular is ( which has something for every taste.Events have up to 40 singles and dates last three minutes each.Although there are separate events for Czechs and English speakers, expats who speak Czech are welcome at the Czech events and Czechs who speak English at the English events.