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Whenever singles ask me which dating sites to use, I always say you need to think about the men or women you’re attracted to. Which sites attract the most people you’re attracted to? If you’re not that kind of person, or not attracted to that kind of person, then don’t bother with speed dating, because you’ll only be disappointed.
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And organising something that doesn’t feel like an interview – an activity where you engage with others more naturally. If not, then don’t go – go to something he or she finds fun instead.
Ice-breakers are useful, but you want to be sideways on and doing something which you can chat about, not forced to sit face to face in clinical booths, literally judging each other on a slip of paper. If you have a certain ‘type’, then look at your friends, and find the friend who most resembles that type of person. Yes, speed dating can work – but only if you’re the type of person who NEEDS a bell and a tick sheet to talk to a stranger for 4 minutes (but won’t get intimidated by the situation).
I’ve even seen a woman raise her score sheet above her head at the end of the night, and demonstratively rip it to shreds … I’ve seen men break down in tears, struggle to find conversation topics to last 4 minutes, and most recently one guy admitted he came regularly to speed dating events because it’s the only time women will talk to him!
Even if you aren’t the most socially confident person, speed dating can be more of a bane, because the nature of it – a short 4 or 5 minute judgment, sitting face on with a stranger in a forced environment – can make it feel like an interview, and make you even more nervous and awkward.
I’ve seen women walk out of speed dating events before they even start.The key to a good singles event is organising something which men WANT to go to.And that is not being sat in a crappy bar, on the quietest night of the week, being forced to talk to 20 women.Do you genuinely want to meet someone, but don't know how and where ?You value your time, want to be pro-active and starting meeting other singles in a fast and effective manner.