Every day is a constant stream of work to be done, and it gets harder to find the time to date. It’s easy to just give in to the idea that being alone is the way it’s got to be. You are just too busy to get out and meet people. Or are you? Do you have a spare hour or two sometime in your busy week? Sure you do! And in that little bit of time, you can go on a dozen dates. Crazy, right? Speed dating events are a great way to meet lots of single men in a no-pressure, relaxed, fun environment. But before you jump in, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Dress for Success
Remember that presentation is everything and what you choose to wear says a lot about you. If you dress too conservatively, you’ll come off as uptight and unapproachable. On the other hand, if you dress too provocatively, you might be sending the wrong message. Just be aware of what message you’re sending out. Wear something flattering, not too revealing and most of all comfortable – you don’t want to be adjusting and tugging at your clothes. You are going on a date, several dates, so dress for the part and don’t forget the most important accessory – a smile!
Open Up and Enjoy Each of the Conversations You Have
That is easier said than done since you only have a short time, just 3 to 5 minutes. That’s not enough time to get to know each person before it’s time to get to know the next, but it is a start. Relax, be yourself and be honest and open without being too revealing about yourself. You don’t have to tell all your secrets, but just don’t make up big stories simply to impress someone. Be yourself and let your true personality shine through.
Don’t Bring Your Baggage to a Speed Dating Event
Leave all your past anger for your ex-boyfriend at home, or better yet, bury it. Not one man at this event is going to ask you how you feel about your ex. It is none of their business for the first part and secondly, they already know. Talking about it just makes you sound like a crazy chick that isn’t quite over her ex yet. So just keep the conversation light, talk about places you want to travel or what kind of adventure you’d like to go on – keep the drama out of it.
Be Open to Talking to Different People
That guy with the thinning hair may not be your idea of Prince Charming good looks, but he might be the most interesting person you’ve ever met. Your goal should be to have fun with it and go with the flow. You never know what little comment will spark an incredible conversation that marks the beginning of a beautiful relationship. If you’re closed off, you’ll miss out, guaranteed.
Speed dating is a great way to meet single men looking for dates, it doesn’t take a lot of time and it can be tons of fun. In a no-pressure atmosphere, you can evaluate the potential a dozen or so men have to be your next date.