What to do at speed dating
Write this both on a sticky label for them to wear, and onto the cards.
Give each person a card and pen, and allow them to relax until the event begins.
You may be able to obtain a discount, due to the large number of people likely to spend money at the venue while at your event. Consider where you may find people who are interested in finding love.
Place an ad in the local newspaper, both in the Events section and on the Lonely Hearts page.
Place a table by the entrance, with labels and cards.
Greet each person at the door, asking for their name.
Provide space for the person to write short notes about people they meet, and somewhere to tick or cross to show whether they are interested. Usually, speed dating events have a line of tables, with a chair on either side.
People who wouldn’t normally approach the opposite sex in the real world. But the problem with speed dating, is that often the women who are attracted to speed dating events are VERY different to the men.
Not only do they provide a chance to find love, but they are also great for socializing and making new friends, and they can be very fun, too.
Speed dating events can be run by large companies such as bars or clubs, or by local individuals who have time to spare.
When you write a dating blog, speed dating is part of the territory.
And so for the last 2 years, I’ve attended more speed dating events than I can count. ‘Elite’ speed dating, silent speed dating, blind speed dating, paper bag speed dating, cycle speed dating, literary speed dating … But no matter the gimmick, it always seems to come down to the same brutal truth. Speed dating originated in 1998, and was set up by an American rabbi, as a way for young, single Jewish people to meet one another.