You may feel a bit intimidated by attending Speed Dating Events. Not only do you need to know what to wear and discuss but you also need to figure out a way to make yourself memorable without coming across as outlandish. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do to make the event both fun and successful.
Dress for Success
You want to be dressed so that you’re comfortable but you also want to look clean. Men should only wear a suit if they feel confident enough to pull off the look. Otherwise a nice pair of jeans or pants with a nice shirt will be just fine. This is also true for women. A nice dress or pair of jeans with a nice top will look fine.
First Impressions Matter Most
While it’s common to be a bit uncomfortable in the beginning you need to remember that this is how everyone else is also feeling. Nevertheless, you need to make a good first impression by looking them in the eyes and saying “hello.” If this person ends up being a “match” you’ll want to look back at this moment with good memories.
You want to spend time talking about what you’re genuinely interested in. Remember, you’re not going to share the same interests with everyone you meet and that’s fine. You can move on to the next person.
It’s also important to understand that there are certain things you don’t want to discuss too. For instance, you don’t want to discuss drug use, crime, drinking, and partying. You also don’t want to talk about your ex because the person you’re meeting isn’t interested. They may even think you’re not over them and ready for a new relationship.
Furthermore, make sure you don’t brag. This is unattractive. Instead, spend time talking about what you’re interested in learning more about.
Get to Know the Other Person
Now that you know what you shouldn’t talk about you may be wondering what’s left to discuss. It’s important to keep this conversation simple and be genuine. By asking them about their job, hobbies, and where they like to go on an evening out you’ll be able to get to know their real interests.
The Bottom Line
Speed Dating Events work. In fact, statistics show that they’re more successful than online dating. Keep these tips in mind the next time you check out an event and you might be successful too.