Even your shyest or most uncomfortable participant can manage to talk with another person for two minutes.
If nothing else they can exchange contact information and tell their partner what they do for a living and what they enjoy.
The speed meeting icebreaker is a quick and easy icebreaker that requires no preparation on your part yet gets people involved with each other and moving around the room.
The speed meeting icebreaker usually generates a lot of laughter and fun.
Presumably, other attendees share similar goals and expectations when they decide to participate in speed dating activities.