Subscribe To Our Newsletter! Speed dating is matchmaking for the modern age. Even though there are online dating websites and apps you can use, you might find that you would rather meet people in person right away. There is only so much you can tell about a person by interacting with them online.
Speed dating is a process that allows single people the opportunity to meet many prospective romantic matches in one place at scheduled speed dating events. The format for such an event involves short, 3 to 10 minute face-to-face sessions with each available match, during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like. After the "dating" sessions conclude, participants take notes and score or rank each of the people they were paired up with. When two people express a shared interest in each other, they then have the opportunity to exchange contact information and further pursue the relationship on their own terms. To have a positive speed dating experience, you can prepare ahead of time, know what to expect, and present yourself well to your dates.
So how can you really get to know someone in such a short amount of time? With the right questions, of course. This is a great question for obvious reasons. You can find out a lot about a man with this simple question. Was he the victim of a cheating girlfriend, or was he a controlling hothead the woman could no longer stand?
A good conversation is an art, that some people spend years learning and practicing. In a speed dating you only have about four minutes to create a fun and enjoyable conversation and to make a good impression. That is exactly what the focus of a speed dating session should be. Of course you want to find out if you could be with the person for a long run, but it is best to keep the 'big question' about the ex's or children for the subsequent dates. All you are really trying to figure out on the speed date is whether the two of you have something in common and if you would be able to carry out a conversation that lasts longer than four minutes.