KB: What are some things to consider when placing an ad? MB: Personally, I look for someone who lives within 10 miles of my location, someone with similar political views, in my age range, and other things that might catch my eye like a similar interest in books or movies. KB: How do you decide who it's safe to give you phone number to?
MB: First and foremost: Check your spelling and grammar! MB: I always correspond through email or instant messenger before talking to someone on the phone.
Here are five tips for setting realistic expectations to make speed dating an enjoyable experience.1. Your main goal for the event should be to enjoy talking to new people.
If you recognize that your three minute date is a little nervous, make him feel comfortable by smiling, making eye contact and reserving judgment. Introduce yourself and ask if they have tried speed dating before.
You might not be falling in love, but you should still show kindness to your dates. Not only will you make new friends, you'll warm up for the evening by socializing.5. As with any dating endeavor, it is important to remember that your view of any potential compatibility is only your view.
For men and women who have never been to a speed dating event and are feeling a little nervous, take some time to read the useful dating tips below.
Ditch or Date also has an interesting blog section with handy hints, tips and advice being added each month for prospective speed daters to help them prepare themselves for a fun evening with a difference.
Give speed dating a chance; at the least, you'll make some new friends.