Have you ever tried speed dating? It s getting to be quite a phenomenon. Have you ever tried speed dating? It’s getting to be quite a phenomenon. Basically it’s all about meeting a number of people in a short of time period. Usually someone wants to organize a get together event of a group of people. Depending on the organizer these groups can be small or large; usually from 20 to 100 people.
When people arrive, they are given a first name tag and a number. Then once everyone is settled, the organizer gives the participants a list of people by first name and number who they want to meet at this session. The number usually corresponds with a table the participant is sitting at. Participants then move from table to table, depending on whether you are selected to move or sit. These meetings are called “speed date”. Thes dates usually last 4 to 7 minutes. And there are usually 10 to 15 dates in one session, or sometimes more.
People keep track of their interactions on Notepad or “score cards” provided by the organizer. And if the speed date goes well, there can be a follow up at the option of the couples. There are certain dos and Don’ts to speed dating. The DOS are: be yourself. Don’t make up some fancy job or profession or things that are not real about you tell. After all you are trying to meet someone not impress them. If you like someone let them know. Things go quickly, so be sure they are not left guessing of your interest. Be relaxed. Speed dating is supposed to be fun, not like a job interview process. At the very least you want to meet some new friends. Show you are making to effort. Dress and groom yourself before the speed dating event. Notice and first impressions are everything in speed dating wants the people you meet. The Don’ts: don’t get drunk. Nobody like a slobbering drunk telling everyone how much they love their new friend. Don’t talk about yourself too much. People don’t like braggarts. And they so like if someone is a good listener as well. You only have a few minutes. Quickly tell your story and then give your new friend enough time to tell you about themselves. Don’t forget to keep track of your dates on your speed dating score card. Otherwise you might come to the end of the night and not remember the qualities you liked about certain people. Don’t be late. The whole event is about timing. If you start by being late you have defeated the purpose. and others at the event will notice. Don’t give out your personal details too quickly. Maybe just a contact email. Don’t jump the gun. You can set up another, longer meeting to see whether it is worth revealing more. At Spacelocker we make it easy for you to have speedy friendships. See someone you may like. Send them to invite. And before you know it you may have a new friend.