Follow these six tips to maximize your chances of earning yourself a second date. Work, social gatherings and other responsibilities keep us busy so it's easy to neglect your love life when your mind is focused on other things.
So, what do you do when you want to meet new people but you can't find the time to fit in your schedule? Everyone has their own idea on what speed dating is.
More » The length of time spent with each of the people you meet at a speed dating event is determined by the organizers.
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Several studies, including one called Mate Preferences in Action (Kurzban, 2005), have discovered that most people who attend speed dating events have decided whether or not they are interested in the person sitting across the table from them within of sitting down.
So in reality it doesn't really matter what you talk about, because the non-verbal communication between two people is what matters.
Likewise, it can be beneficial if you 'warm up' by arriving at the venue a little bit early and socializing before going on your actual speed dates.
Men, if you're feeling shy about making small talk with women before the event, start chatting with the other dudes. If you're still feeling shy, you can always bring a friend to the event to make it a more comfortable experience.