My Adventures in Speed Dating
Three personas, three events. The experiment begins.
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!