Speed Dating is the fast new way to meet other Singles.
These get-togethers are regularly held in every region of the country... and there is probably one taking place somewhere near you very soon.
How Do You Make a Lasting First Impression?
Are you a bit intimidated by the thought of attending a Speed Dating event? Don't know what to expect at one of these parties? Cringe at the thought of possibly meeting up to 25 prospective soulmates in one evening? Well, we've got advice, information and tips that you can use. Read the articles we have assembled below and you should be able to survive your first event.
How Do I Find A Speed Dating Event?
Speed Dating events are usually offered in your area by local operators of nationwide Speed Dating outfits. and by local independent Speed Dating organizations - to find a Speed Dating event near you check our Local Singles Events Guide
The Hottest Trend in Dating: Speed Dating! by: Amit Laufer
Let’s start by explaining exactly what it is. Speed Dating can be arranged individually or by an organization as a Speed Dating Party with many people. The principle is the same, You participate in a fast round of short (few minutes per date) but with as many as 25 partners per session. This Fast Dating method is quiet efficient and rewarding.
Usually in few minutes, sometimes only three minutes you get to see your potential date, get a short impression from his/her looks, voice, accent, dress, self confidence and self esteem, few background information, enough for you and for them to make a go, no go quick decision which you can discreetly mark on a small card according to their tag identification Number.
Usually these speed dating sessions are taken place at a cool fun bars. Arranged with tables for two, ready for these multi mini dates sessions. Each participant is seated in front of his date and when the host is blowing the whistle it is the signal it is time to move on to the next date. It goes on and on until you finish all your mini dates.
When you get home, you input the codes names of the partners you liked into the online dating system, you get a second chance to see their pictures and refresh your memory. After each participant inputted his selections the system makes the final matching of the preferences of all participants. Hopefully, at the end of this computerized process you get a list of potential dates you liked and like wise were interested in you.
Now, it’s up to you to send an email to a partner and set a real quality date. This time there is no stress as you both acknowledged your mutual attraction for each other.
It’s no wonder this method is a hit as it has some notable advantages over some other ways to meet people, like blind dates and pick-up bars. Just imagine, you arrive to a blind date with high hopes only to discover in as little as 15 seconds you are not attracted at all to the date partner. Since you are such a good hearted boy and you don’t want to disappoint your date you go out together to a movie and spend some more time and money in a café when you know it has no future what so ever. Not only that, think about it, you would have spent that time and money 25 times!
About The Author:
Amit Laufer is a writer and an Internet Marketer. MBA & Bsc. Computers and Information Systems.
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How To Make A Lasting Impression On A Speed-Date
How To Make A Lasting Impression On A Speed-Date by My Relationship Tips
In dating for the first time, first impressions can last a lifetime... you will never get to correct a wrong impression. More so in speed dating where couples are given several minutes to get to know each other. Here are several speed dating tips guaranteed to make an impression that will last a lifetime... together.
Looks, Looks, Looks
While the adage, beauty is skin deep, is certainly true, nobody will dare deny that looks are also important especially in the initial stages of dating. One of the classic speed dating tips is to look your best. Dress appropriately and cleanly. Nothing beats good grooming in speed dating. Make sure that you have also gotten the dress code right. Showing up in a sexy number when the event is actually just smart casual can ruin your chances. If you are unsure, ask the organizers what people usually wear. They sure have a lot of speed dating tips to share as well.
This is one of the speed dating tips that never fails to work. Smiling not only brightens up your face and makes you even more beautiful; it will also make you more approachable and comfortable to be with. People instantaneously relax in the presence of people who are happy.
Another one of those speed dating tips that you should not leave without, eye contact not only shows that you are interested but also that you are a genuine and interesting person. People are more attracted to people who look at them straight in the eye when they converse.
People often make the mistake of taking this and other similar speed dating tips literally. Being interesting does not mean that you'll act as though you just came from another dimension or dominate the conversation until your date has gotten to know how "interesting" you are. Strive to know more about your date. Be interested. You'll be more interesting that way.
Stock up on possible questions
There is nothing wrong in coming there in full-battle gear. Be prepared with a list of possible questions. There is no worst way to end a speed dating conversation than in silence.
Don't overdo the compliments
While it's good to say nice things, overdoing the compliments may mean certain death on the date. Overcomplimenting comes across as insincere, even if you truly are. It will also make you appear desperate and needy. This is one of the speed dating tips that you should not not remember!
The advice be yourself has probably been included in hundreds of speed dating tips articles in the land but still, people do not seem to get it right. While there is no point in pretending someone you are not, that does not mean that you have to show your date your whole self, including the worst part. Be yourself but be your best self.
Don't be a space invader
There are people who are just plain claustrophobic when it comes to touch. Remember not to invade another person's personal space, as this is a major faux pas in speed dating. Be sensitive. If you feel that your date is uncomfortable with your touch, don't get too close.
Don't exchange personal info
One of the rules in speed dating is to not give any personal info. If you two are genuinely interested in each other and check each other in the list afterwards, the speed dating organizer will make sure that you two hook up again