Published By: Sanjukta

Wanna try speed dating? Here's few useful tips for beginners

Sure, it can make you nervous but is also fun

Speed dating is like a crazy, whirlwind version of dating where you get to meet a bunch of different people in a short amount of time. Think of it as a rapid-fire round of mini-dates where you can chat, flirt, and see if there's any chemistry. Typically, speed dating events last around 2-3 hours, and you'll have anywhere from 5-10 minutes to talk to each person before moving on to the next. It's a great way to break out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and who knows? Maybe even find that special someone.

Here are some tips for speed dating beginners

Groom yourself but be yourself

You don't need a personal stylist to look and feel your best. Just choose clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. But hey, let's be real - leave the ball gowns and tuxedos at home.

Confidence is key

You've got to show off that confidence. Keep your chin up, smile, and make eye contact.

Smell good, but not too good

We know you want to smell like a bouquet of roses, but don't overdo it. You want to enhance your natural scent, not spray yourself too much that you got days to wear off.

Sober is sexy

Sure, a drink can calm your nerves, but it can also make you slur your words and lose your inhibitions. Plus, you don't want to be that person who spills their drink all over their date.

Judge not, lest ye be judged

Keep an open mind and remember that everyone has something interesting to offer. Throw your checklist out the window and be open to surprises. You might just find your soulmate where you least expect it.

Show off your passion

Talk about something you're passionate about, but avoid those touchy topics like politics and religion.

Keep it light and breezy

Laughter is the best medicine, and it's also a great way to break the ice. Tell a joke, do a funny impression, or share a hilarious story about your childhood pet.

Ditch the baggage

We all have our fair share of emotional baggage, but speed dating is not the time to unpack it. Leave the heavy topics for a later date, and focus on having fun and making connections.

Skip past personal or controversial stuff

Anything too personal like stories about exes or about relatives, controversial topics like religion or politics are not speed dating material. There’ll be plenty of time to get up close and personal if you go on dates in the future.

It’s okay to be nervous

Better yet, if you feel the nervous knot in your stomach, be honest about it and tell your date about it. Speed dating can be intimidating for beginners and is understandable. Your date might appreciate the honesty.