Speed dating is fun!!!
I havent participated in one yet pero my single friends have. At that time i was already exclusively dating someone kaya hindi ako sumali, pero we were there at the venue to support my friends.
According to her it was fun. Para ka lang gumimik at nakipagkilala sa mga bagong tao. Except for speed dating you have a set of questions to discuss with the guy.
I personally believe it's not a desperate measure for girls. Ako kase iniisip ko na when you meet someone new, be it from speed dating or whatever, hindi mo naman kagad iisipin na sya na yun magiging partner mo. It's just a way of meeting new people.
If i were single i would love to join one.