Couldn't imagine that I would find speed dating in Moscow when I first got here ... found City Date over Google search and decided to participate after a nice conversation over the phone with the English-speaking girl who organized the events ... I met a few nice (and cute) girls and the atmosphere was very positive. I can recommend this to anyone new in town.
Speed dating was the best fun I had in ages
The trick to successful speed dating is not to take it too seriously. It is meant to be a bit of fun, an enjoyable way to spend an evening. Don’t get me wrong, love can and will blossom at these events, however this is usually a result of the introduction and subsequent dates. That said, there was a case in the press recently of a couple that are happily married, they claim love at first sight following a brief meeting at a speed dating event.
I try to go to a speed dating event at least once a month. I try to attend events that are in my local area ...
I never have any expectations of finding the one at a speed dating event. Instead, I prefer to keep an open mind and go with the flow. To me, the best part about speed dating is meeting people. They say that you can make up your mind about someone within 30 seconds of meeting them for the first time, I think this is true. So a 15 minute date with someone is fantastic, if you dont like them it is not a long to wait until the next one. On the other hand, if you do like them, you can ask to meet them for longer next time.
Nowadays, speed dating is a much more widely excepted form of dating and entertainment. There are speed dating events that cater to all types of people and niches, for example there are events that are aimed at specific age groups, sexuality or in extreme cases Ive seen, professions. Its true; I saw an advert for a speed dating event designed exclusively for farmers, quite why farmers should be picked out is any ones guess.
If youve never been speed dating before, you are seriously missing out on some fun. Its a great chance to meet people and mingle with like minded people. My only advice would be to think about the questions that you will ask. This is a real opportunity to shine because most participants ask the same general questions; what is your job, likes, dislikes, do you have pets etc? Try thinking outside the box, after 30 dates youll stand out more if you approached it differently.
Charles Day is 35 years old and from Dallas, Texas and is a featured writer at DrDating.com