Speed dating tips and tricks

Posted by / 02-Aug-2017 00:46

“I’m not exactly Brad Pit“; “I’m too busy to have a girlfriend”; “I don’t get to meet many women”; “I’m too shy to ask for a date”; or “I don’t have that gift of chatting-up women”. An old Sales Manager said to me years ago, “if they come in the door, they already want it, so make sure they don’t leave ’til they get it”. Warning: This is not a ’get sex quick’ scheme, for that, I suggest you go elsewhere. Before we get into that, a quick check that you have the basics - these are not secrets! Have a shower (a proper one, with soap and everything).

Over the years, I’ve found many excuses why it’s not happening. “”First, let’s take care of my excuses: the women you get to talk with, at the speed dating, are not exactly Angelina Jolie either, and they also have their own favourite excuses, why it’s not working for them. That’s why I have condensed my success into the 10 Secrets of Successful Speed Dating, below. Dress appropriately, smart, casual, CLEAN, trying to impress, but something you are comfortable with.

Dating nights are fun, so always go with an open mind and a big smile. Unless you’ve got a job as a lion tamer or professional champagne/bacon taster, it’s best to leave out the details of what makes you similar to every other person in the room.

One of the best dating tips I give guests is to avoid talking about work too much at singles nights. Although it’s nice to hear what people do to get a sort of background picture, don’t spend your precious 4 minute speeddate explaining how you’ve just taken on a new really complex finance modeling system which is bound to boggle and bore your date.

It seems simple enough, however speed dating can be intimidating for many people, so we've compiled a series of tips and tricks to help you improve your chances of success!

In today's busy world, finding the time to meet new people and go on dates can be quite challenging.

You’ll be surprised how often guests say “I liked so and so but they were a bit serious about it all”.

Singles who are smiling and laughing give off positive energy and attract others towards them.

Kinda like that whole Alpha male thing, you know they got ‘IT’, but can’t put your finger on exactly what ‘IT’ is.

Don’t stare at her breasts (I know she has lovely breasts! As I look around the speed dating room, other men are doing things which don’t look good ….. The interesting thing about these secrets is, others felt the difference in me, but could not easily say why.

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Trust me, after the first speeddate or two (and after the first drink or two!