Speed Dating Tips

  • It's a cliche but just be yourself
  • A smile goes a long way
  • Wear what you are comfortbale wearing
  • Try to talk and listen equally
  • Keep an open mind
  • Be creative and try and make your questions entertaining rather than just "What do you do for work?" or "Where do you live?"
  • Ask questions that will let you explore a little more about the other person such as "Have you got any holidays planned?" or "Are you more of a city or country person?" and "What would be your dream job?"
  • Ask some offbeat questions such as "Do you have a party trick?", "Do you prefer lazing on the beach or exploring?" and "If you could be granted three wishes, what would they be?"
  • Don't talk about other daters - your time with each dater is precious and you should focus on getting to know about them, rather than wasting time talking about others
  • At the end of each date, be courteous and say something simple like "It was nice to meet you"
  • The final dating tip is to enjoy your drink, but don't overdo it!

Enjoy the evening for what it is. You can't possibly get to know someone in four minutes, but you can definitely get a sense of whether you want to see someone again. The fact is, most people that you will meet will have something interesting to offer. With so many people starting relationships as a direct result of meeting at a London speed dating night, the evening may surprise you - so keep an open mind at all times and enjoy the night.

"Speed dating in London was so much better than I thought it would be. It surprised me just how much fun it was!"