Applying the speed dating model to roommates

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Speed dating has been around for a while in both the offline and online worlds, but it wasn't until recently that we saw it used to match up roommates. Sure enough, though, that's just what New Zealand-based Speedrenting does through weekly events at bars in Auckland and Wellington. Users of Speedrenting's service begin by showing up at one of the firm's hour-long Wednesday events and signing up. The price is NZD 12, which includes a free beer or glass of wine as well as a Speedrenting Matchcard and PIN. Participants then scan the room for people with opposing Matchcards—those who…

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