It’s natural to arrive a little nervous to a speed dating event, particularly if you have never been speed dating before and don’t know what to expect.
Trust me, after the first speeddate or two (and after the first drink or two!
) you will realise it’s a really fun and easy going singles event with other friendly singles.
Everyone is in the same boat – they want to meet new people just like you for friendship and dating. There is a famous saying that goes “smile and world smiles with you”.
Don’t be afraid to wear a statement necklace or brightly coloured accessory to stand out and be memorable. Give the single guys a chance, even if they are not your ‘typical’ guy you go for. Make new friends You can never have too many friends right?
It’s better to be a bit overdressed than underdressed.
If you are attending a singles night on your own, join up with a group of single women at bar so you can have a bit of a gossip before the speed dating kicks off.
Take heed of the following speed dating tips for men: Book your singles event ticket in advance Single women tend to book in advance, and single men often leave booking dating events to the last minute. Here’s how booking last minute actually leads to imbalanced singles events.
One of the best dating tips I give guests is to avoid talking about work too much at singles nights. Although it’s nice to hear what people do to get a sort of background picture, don’t spend your precious 4 minute speeddate explaining how you’ve just taken on a new really complex finance modeling system which is bound to boggle and bore your date.
You want to be memorable and have 4 minutes fly by and leave your date wanting more.