Ask a simple, broad–topic question like, "How has your summer been going?" and you’ll find that people will easily fall into talking about their "thing," whatever that thing is.2. There will probably be one guy who will spend the entire three minutes staring at your boobs, psychoanalyzing you by the one question you asked, or talking about how great he is.After sitting down at the table and introducing yourselves to each other, look at your date and say something along these lines (playfully, with a smile): So, I've decided not to ask you what kind of job you have, or what you like to do fun.Instead, I'm gonna try to get a feel for your personality, based upon your answer to a hypothetical question." So at this point, you've caught her attention and set yourself apart from everyone else.For one thing, from what I observed, the pool of men that you are competing with for the choicest women would appear to be dismal at best.At the event I attended, an aging punk in a pork pie hat and a friendly but clueless building supervisor in a shiny, ill-fitting suit were my main opponents. ’ It can never work.” Speed dating gives you the chance to meet people who are also looking for a date, but instead of learning everything about them up front, you have a conversation with them and see if you get along.I’m sure this was a combination of feeling embarrassed to go against the grain, and also the intimidation factor that came with four women who were clearly good friends, all scrutinizing the same guys. It’s definitely better than going with a big group of friends, but keep in mind there could be a jealousy factor.
You meet someone, you talk for 5 minutes, and afterward you circle “yes” if you liked them or “no” if you didn’t. You get to make snap judgements on people (we’re humans, we all love to judge and you know it), and you also get to meet a ton of interesting people you never would otherwise. I’m sure that all four of those women have varying taste in men, not to mention the degree of different types of men who were in attendance.We went over some basic speed dating tips in part 1, now it's time to go into greater detail about having unique, interesting conversations during your speed date. As we mentioned in part 1, it is very important to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd at a speed dating event.If you ask the same questions as the other daters, your conversations will likely be forgettable.Give speed dating a chance; at the least, you'll make some new friends.When you're single and looking, the best approach to dating is to try multiple methods of meeting people.Here are five tips for setting realistic expectations to make speed dating an enjoyable experience.1. Your main goal for the event should be to enjoy talking to new people.