"Thankfully, British Muslims have moved away from the traditional 'arranged marriage' format and become open to more liberal ideas of meeting partners based on mutual liking,î said Mr Gupta.
From now on Muslims will have a refreshing, fun alternative, where the single people themselves take charge.î Speed dating was originally established in the US by Jews as a way of keeping marriage within their community.
After six weeks, 15 said they had found a sexual partner from the event while 25 said they were in a developing relationship.
After one year, the number in a relationship was just 17.
New research has found it takes an average of 75 hours and costs £500 to find a new love, while finding a sexual partner takes 50 hours of taking part in the dating game, where men and women have just a few minutes to impress prospective partners.
Professors at Humboldt University in Germany simulated a real speed-dating environment using 384 volunteers.