Cupid's Pulse Article: The Do’s and Don’ts of Speed DatingCupid's Pulse Article: The Do’s and Don’ts of Speed Dating

By Louisa Gonzales

Make your single life more fun by starting off the New Year by trying something different. Try your hand at speed dating!. Speed dating is a quick and easy way to put yourself out there and maybe find someone you want to have a relationship with. It can either be a hit or miss, but at least you’ll meet new people, gain new experience and maybe find new love. Before you head out there and give speed dating a shot, Cupid has some advice on the do’s and don’ts:

1. Do dress to impress: It is important to dress nice, but not too fancy. Your best bet is to dress casual, but at the same time you don’t want to come off like you just rolled out of bed and went straight there . So, find something to wear that is flattering to your body and what makes you feel good. If you look and feel your best you will be more confident and comfortable.

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2. Don’t have too high of expectations: Speed dating is supposed to be fun. Going in with too high of hopes will lead to a bigger chance of disappointment. It may also keep you from giving someone a real shot. Go in knowing what you want, but also keep in mind you’re going for a chance to get out and have a good time.

3. Do be prepared to ask and receive questions: Speed dating is talking to as many people as possible in a short amount of time. The goal is to find someone you have a connection with in the little time you have. Know what you want to find in a person and potential partner. Ask about their hobbies, favorite foods and places, etc, and be ready to share your own interests with them as well.

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4. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not: Be yourself. Let your own unique personality shine through and don’t worry about trying to impress the other person. If you are trying to hard to be someone you’re not it may come off as fake. You are looking for a potential lover and you want to find someone who could fall in love with the real you.

5. Do be attentive: Who knows you could find your soulmate at the event. So it’s best to keep all ears on the other person and listen to what they have to say. If your mind is wandering elsewhere you might miss something important about the person. Listening carefully, will help you in the end in deciding who was your best match and who you wouldn’t mind going on another date with.

What are some of your rules for proper speed dating? Share your tips below.