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What's interesting is that this is become hugely popular in the Philippines, with 70% or 3.5 lakh users out of 5.5 lakh coming from that country.“We're unsure how this happened; it's all been completely viral and organic and we haven't even marketed the service there," said Pitti.
The US is the next biggest market, with 20% of users, followed by India and the South Asia region.
But you don't get a break; the site relentlessly bombards you with pop-ups featuring an attractive cartoon woman asking you to share your Speed activity with your Facebook friends or, more frequently, to become a paying Speed Date member.
But you're somewhat powerless over the number of speed dates you have and the speed with which they pop up; the onslaught often continues even after you've asked the site (nicely) to pause speed dating.
Anytime you close a speed date window, the site forces you to select a reason, and then you can either have a speed date with someone else or ask the site to give you a break.
The company has also been selected by FB Start, a mentoring programme by Facebook where it will provide mentoring and credits with $40,000 to the startup.
While Neargroup started as a bot based service to connect people with similar interests in the same neighbourhood, the popularity of the online chat feature has overtaken the initial proposition, leading the company to move away from it.
If you're a basic member, Speed Date lets other users initiate with you a five-minute instant messenger chat session, or "online speed date"; subscribers can extend that time.