For all of their big ideas, sometimes faculty are a bit like wallflowers at a high school dance; they need a little push to make the first move.
All proceeds from the night will be going to the Orchid Male Cancer Charity.
Set to the soundtrack of an expertly selected love playlist, it should be a memorable night.
An exciting twist this year is that aspects of Tinder will be used within the speed dates.
After these brief sessions, organizers hope a special chemistry will develop between some of the participants, prompting the beginnings of a new research relationship.
Steven Goodman, who has helped organize the event, sounds a bit like the host of The Bachelor when he discusses the concept.