If you are single and ready to mingle, the best move is trying several methods of meeting new people and in this case, speed dating can be a great choice, particularly when the event’s theme is matching singles who share common interest.
However, just like the rest of dating ventures, it is a must for you to set some reasonable expectations. While it is true that you hope to meet a man who can be your next fling or even your partner for life, setting it as your sole measure of success for the entire evening will make you end up disappointed. There are several speed dating tips that you can keep in mind in order to set realistic expectations and make your experience a truly enjoyable one.
The first tip is that you should expect striking an interesting conversation. For this event, your primary goal is to enjoy conversations with new faces. Everyone will always have their own share of interesting things to discuss and it is only a matter of asking on your part.
Expect also that there will be those socially awkward people and when you meet one, try making them feel comfortable. There are guys who have difficulties in starting conversations with ladies they do not know. In fact, speed dating is a sure way for the shy guys to meet women, forcing them to leave their shells. When you recognize that your date feels a bit nervous, smile, make eye contact and reserve judgment to put the person at ease. While falling in love is out of the question, showing kindness is still a must.
In speed dating, you should also expect meeting a jerk, that one guy who spends the whole time gawking at your bust area, who talks about how good he is at things or that one man who psychoanalyzes the questions that you ask. Getting through those few short minutes is great but if you cannot, excuse yourself, grab a drink or go to the ladies room. No rule states that you should sit there and entertain a jerk.
Probably one of the best things about speed dating is that aside from meeting potential partners, this event is also a great new to make some new friends among other girls like you. Before the start of the event, talk to other single ladies and ask whether they have already tried speed dating in the past. Socializing is a great warm up that can help you a lot.
When the event comes to an end, it is also best to expect rejection. Just like with the rest of dating endeavors, you have to take note that your belief regarding potential compatibility is nothing but your own belief. It is possible that you met someone who has the traits that you are looking for but turned out that the guy does not consider you as someone he is search for. This does not mean that something is wrong with you only that you might really be a match made in heaven.