As explained by a redditor who is “half-Dutch,” the female contestant apparently lived with the two men on an island and, by the end of the episode, had to decide which one she wanted to date.
“Guy on the left was a nice guy who had a good job,” macnicool wrote.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.