Imagine this: You bunch up some courage to make an advance towards a pretty lass sitting in a corner in the bar.
You put your best foot forward, make her laugh, share some drinks and just when you thought you have hit a homerun, she waves to a guy who just arrived. Worse, she is waiting for him and all you managed to do to her was help pass her time!
This is where speed dating scores over the ambitious ‘have a go’ pursuits in bars and discs. And if you are someone too introvert for this concept, the worst case scenario would be you rehearsing your dating talent. The best case scenario, on the other hand, will be you finding the love of your life! But before you decide to take a plunge and speed date someone, here are the things you need to know:
Know All the Answers, Know All the Questions
Fine, this is not a job interview, but this is some sort of an interview with a fixed set of questions. Were you in a relationship? What do you expect from your date? Do you have children (yes, they ask those as well!). Yes, you only have to speak the truth, but that’s what all the fuss is about, always!
The ridiculous obviousness of this point notwithstanding, it needs to be told! Unlike an actual date where your girl more or less knows you, speed dating is all about making a first impression. Looking attractive and smelling good is one effort you can sacrifice your laziness for.
Speed Dating is one concept that quite blissfully gives you lots of options. More options lead to greater distractions. As you don’t have much time to spend with one person (roughly 8 times), it would be highly advisable that you focus, be all ears to what she says and make sure you don’t muddle things up when you are talking.
Confidence Never fails
Confidence is the key, be it a speed date interview or a job interview. Even if you happen to be a geek and are not sure whether your ‘option’ is alright with geeks, being a confident geek is going to work. Make sure you are not short on humour. Girls might have a hundred expectations from their date, but in the end, humor always does the trick!
Dating, no matter in whatever form, always remains fun. So go art to art, style to style. Be a poster boy for Casanova-ism! And remember to have fun!