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My Adventures in Speed Dating

Three personas, three events. The experiment begins.

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My Adventures in Speed Dating

Speed Dating: Tips

If you’ve never been to a Speed Dating event before, here are a few tips to make your experience more rewarding (literally!)

1. Come prepared. Bring a notepad and make notes on everyone that you like. Frantically scribble down everything you can remember as soon as they stand up – before the next ‘date’, otherwise you’ll likely forget the details, or confuse them with the next date, if you wait. Don’t lose this sheet. Use these notes as a reference when you get the emails pouring in over the next couple of days.

2.  Know what you want. Before you leave the house, think about what you need in a mate. Think about what you’re looking for. Then write down five questions to discover the basics. For example: Where do you live? What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it? What are your hobbies? Do you like Opera? Do you travel/read/play sports much?

3. Be original. Since pretty much everyone asks the same questions, you’ll have better results and be more memorable if you’re original. Think of an unusual question or a joke you can tell to make people laugh. Believe me, it’ll help break the ice and you’ll end up being the most memorable girl (or guy) there!

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging (InsiderDiva.com) and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 112 Comments

  1. Simon

    I have a speed dating event coming up. Already I feel as though it’s not the women who are being treated like sheep, but the men. First bad impression given by the organisers is that the women are to be allocated a table. The men then have 4 minutes to talk, then it’s the men who have to move table to the next woman while they sit there making their judgement. Why can’t the simplest way of dating/meeting new partners, start on an equal footing? Baaa!

  2. Great article. I totally agree. The great thing about speed dating is that every individual who comes to speed dating is open to getting to meet and know new people. So, with speed dating, you will either leave with your perfect match or a bunch of new friends. Speed dating is a good icebreaker. Thank you for this great piece.

  3. It is always a numbers game and speed dating can help you meet a lot of people in a short amount of time, of course so can online dating but it has its own pitfalls

  4. Stacy Murray

    For real? Are women moving instead of men? Chivalry is dead!! They are more in favor of men, that’s why.

  5. Rose Mason

    Whoa! That’s the deal if you’re lying while on a speed date. You will meet and meet people you met before. It’s up to you how will you handle your lying. It’s better, to tell the truth from the start.

    • Candice Reeves

      Have you ever been on a speed date? Well, better try for you to know how it feels.

  6. Robert Patel

    Wow! Your stewardess character is insane!!! How did you do that? Well, men would like to date a stewardess. who wouldn’t want, right?

  7. Pamela Wilkerson

    It’s hard to lie especially in your career. Like that, what if there’s someone connected to your fake job? It’s hard if you thought you are being caught up! Hahahaha You’re a good liar, I think.

  8. Theresa Figueroa

    I used to lie in speed dating. It’s a way to impress your target partner. It’s normal to lie in speed dating, but of course, make sure you can handle it.

    • Leigh Massey

      I remember when I lied on a speed date and ends up we both like each other. I’m so fucked up that time. Hahaha!

  9. Cora Sanchez

    Speed dating is an old school, right? I remember my aunts talking about speed dating, and how they met guys before.

  10. Cindy Hulsey

    I used dating agencies in the past. The worst thing I have ever done. All I can say is, I’ve regretted ever since and never again. Unfortunately, I am not particularly good looking and hate mirrors.

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