THEIR love was sealed with a kiss before either of them spoke a word.
Alexandra Headland lovers Kai and Betina are two of those lucky few who "just knew" from the moment they met at a speed dating event in Sydney.
They were both looking for love and now encourage others to give the dating concept a chance to find the person you have always been looking for.
The Coffee Club and dating site RSVP will give singles a chance to meet like-minded people and also break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Speed Dating Event Across Locations on May 1. The Coffee Club Mooloolaba is one of those involved.
RSVP research shows 41% of Australian adults are single and The Coffee Club is determined to find a place for those single people to meet that special someone.
Betina said she had gone to the speed-dating event to try something new after a friend recommended it.
"It only takes five seconds to know if the person is right," Betina said. "Instantly we just knew."
Kai said he had kissed Betina before he introduced himself and their few minutes together had been enough.
From that moment, their whirlwind romance began. It brought Betina to the Sunshine Coast and the couple has adopted a dog.
In the next few weeks, Kai will fly to Betina's homeland of Sweden to meet her family and the pair hope wedding bells will be ringing at the end of the year.
The couple agreed speed dating was a great way to meet a future partner outside the clubbing scene.
"After a while, you get sick of going out to bars and things like that," Kai said. "With only 10 minutes of your time you could find someone to spend your life with."
CALLING ALL SINGLES
- Find love and help try to break the 2008 world record of 1240 speed-daters.
- Register now at coffeeclub.com.au/speeddatingworldrecord for the event on May 1.