Is Speed Dating Right for You?

Speed dating in St. Louis is a trend that started just a few years ago. It seemed like a bit of a joke at first, but continues to be a popular way for singles to meet. If you’re not familiar with the process, here’s how speed dating works.

The event is generally set up by a professional dating service. Participants register ahead of time to ensure an equal number of men and women. Events are often held at coffee shops or other venues that make it easy for people to mingle afterward.

The event has a number of rounds equal to the number of “couples” registered. For example, if there are 12 men and 12 women participating, the event has 12 rounds. Each round generally lasts one minute. Men and women move around the table at the beginning of each round, so that they are meeting a new person of the opposite sex in every round.

During your sixty seconds with each person, each of you has 30 seconds to talk about yourself. This is like giving your “elevator pitch” at a business event. There are often note cards with each person’s name listed, so you can take notes regarding people you might like to talk to further.

At the end of the event, you will hopefully have met at least one person you’d like to talk to further. During the mingling time, you’ll have the opportunity to talk further to the person, or exchange contact information.

Will it Work For You?

Not everybody is a good candidate for speed dating, but it works well for many people. If you’re well spoken and can make a unique, positive impression in 30 seconds, you’ll do well at this “sport” and will likely have a lot of people who want to talk to you later. If you’re not good at being put on the spot, you won’t like it.

Speed dating also works better for people who are able to get a “vibe” from others quickly. If you either like someone or don’t like them instantly in most cases, you’ll do well as a speed dater, because you will immediately sense who clicks with you.

Finally, to be good at speed dating in St. Louis and enjoy it, you must be confident enough to approach someone you like after the initial speed dating round. If you always wait for others to approach you, the process will not be as successful.

Speed dating has helped many people find love. At the same time, it is a terrifying prospect for other singles. Only you can determine in which category you are included.

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