You can’t give an accurate impression of yourself if you’re not honest and you can’t expect to find a meaningful or lasting relationship. Much like when we advised you to be yourself when speed dating, you shouldn’t try to be someone you’re not and you don’t want to come across as fake.
Want some honest speed dating advice? Being honest starts long before you arrive at one of our speed dating events. Start by being honest with yourself. Find out who you are, what you want and what makes you tick. Get to know yourself and be happy with who you are before you attempt speed dating. The most successful speed daters are ones who have a clear set of objectives or attributes they look for in possible matches. This doesn’t mean dismissing someone if they fall slightly outside of this but knowing what you’re looking for can stop you wasting your own, and other people’s, time on pointless dates.
Once you’re in the 3 minute speed dates, continue this mantra of honesty. It’s easy to get swept along and just agree with whatever the other person is saying; you want to be polite and agreeable and open-minded afterall. You can still do this but make sure you get your own point of view across and give a truthful answer.
Needless to say, outright lying is hugely discourged. Why would you bother? You’re wasting everyone’s time, including ours. We work hard to ensure everyone at our events is single and are who they say they are. In fact, this is all we ask of you. You owe it to everyone there, and to yourself, to be honest.
Like your mum always said, honesty is the best policy and in this case, the only way to ensure you make a true match!
If you have never been speed dating before and have any questions about the format, what to expect or how to act when speed dating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07731 700 770.