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How To Become Successful In Speed Dating

Jul 3, 2008
Speed dating is becoming more popular by the day with more benefits and less failures. This method is for people who have busy work schedules and have no time to on regular dating sessions.

In speed dating a group of people who are interested in dates are brought together in a room and each one of them is allowed to interact with every candidate within that room. The time allotted for each member to get to know each other may be 5 to 10 minutes.

This way every individual in the room gets to meet each other and they make notes about each other. Once the speed dating session is over, these candidates hand out their preferences to the speed dating organizer based on the notes that they have taken. Later the organizer matches the notes and contacts the prospective partners for a second meeting.

Though speed dating makes some wonder the utility of this kind of dating, for 10 minutes is not enough to know someone to make you decide on a second meeting with that person. However for some people this method has proved convenient and beneficial. Here are some tips on how to become successful in speed dating.

Be punctual
These speed dating sessions are entirely time based. As you know each candidate is allowed only a specific time after which they have to move on. If you arrive late at the venue you may miss your opportunity of getting to know some good prospective dates as your time is allotted to someone else due to your late arrival.

Have your questions ready
Since there is a shortage of time and you might not be able to think of immediate questions at the venue, try and prepare yourself with some good questions like their hobbies, their interests, their goals, the type of relationship they are interested in, their religious beliefs etc.

It would not be a bad idea to memorize these questions so that you do not waste any time. Also keep in mind the other person may also be having similar questions. Thus be ready and prompt with your answers. Give truthful answers to your partners questions.

Appearance is important
Though these speed dating sessions are meant for you to judge the other persons overall personality other than their physical appearance, looks do matter. People do not like to interact with those who have a shabby look or a dirty appearance. Thus make sure that you too pay attention to your physical appearance to create a good impression.

Work fast on the second meeting
Once you are done with the speed dating session and your organizer gives you details of your prospective dates after matching your notes do not toy with the idea of calling your date.

Since both you and your partners have met many others and made notes on them, there is a chance of both of you forgetting details about each one. So before you forget things about your partner dial the number without wasting any time.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating services for singles.
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