Relax and have fun. Speed Dating is supposed to be a fun night out, not a trauma or an interview process for finding the love of your life. At best, regard it as a night of meeting new friends.
If you like someone make sure you let them know. It’s a fast moving environment so a little flirting wouldn’t go astray.
Be Yourself! It may seem like a bright idea at the time to be the dolphin trainer, or the supermodel you always wanted to be, but first impressions last.
Make an effort – speed dating is all about first impressions, so leave the comfort clothes at home, and wear something that makes you feel and look good!
Stay safe – use the same safety principles as you would on any other night out – tell a friend where you will be, don’t give out your home address and be careful on your way home.
Get drunk!! Memory blanks, confessing undying love to everyone you’ve just met and spilling drinks all over yourself isn’t going to get the dates in!
Be fashionably late – this is one event where it pays to get there early and get your early markers in!
Talk about yourself too much – if you’re nervous or think you’r running out questions, its easy to just start talking. Remember to ask questions and sound interested in the other person – that’s what you’re there for after all!
Forget to fill out the Speed Dating score card as you go. Otherwise you may get to the end of the night and have no recollection who the hunk/chic with the great smile was you wanted to tick…..
Give out your personal details on the evening. Have a good time, but be sensible and keep your wits about you. After all, that’s what the score cards are for!