succeed at speed dating

The 10 Commandments of Speed Dating No. 4

Jenni Tips & Advice

Be positive

No matter what your previous experiences of dating or love, this is a fresh start.

It’s easy to become bitter if you’ve been single or on the dating circuit for a while. Bad date after bad date, time wasters and even a dry period of little interest can make us negative about the whole dating concept. It’s understandable but also a real no no if you’re going to succeed at speed dating.

Like all aspects of your life, career, friends, etc, positivity is key. Nobody wants to be around negativity, so smile and be optimistic. You only have one chance to make a first impression, so make it a good one.

Sharing past experiences can be fun, and in the right context or later in your relationship, it can be an interesting conversation to have with a new partner, but complaining about past loves, terrible dates and heartache are not subjects to be discussed on a 3 minute speed date. This time is supposed to be dedicated to getting to know a potential future partner, to determine if you have common ground and are compatible for another date. If you’re going to succeed at speed dating you need to take a genuine interest in the person sat opposite you. Ask them questions about themselves and listen to the answers. Don’t judge them based on your past experiences. Give them a chance. What have you got to lose?

Our speed dating model is set-up to get the most out of your time there:

  • An hour of open mingling gives you time to relax and introduce yourself to your fellow speed daters
  • The speed dating section, allowing you 3 minutes with each member of the opposite sex, to ask your questions and make a “match”
  • The time after the dates to follow up with the guys or girls you like and enjoy the rest of the evening with our dedicated playlist and drink offers we’ve negotiated for you at the bar

This formula has been designed to help you succeed at speed dating. Don’t miss your opportunity. Be positive 🙂