Trust me, after the first speeddate or two (and after the first drink or two!) you will realise it’s a really fun and easy going singles event with other friendly singles.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.Everyone is in the same boat – they want to meet new people just like you for friendship and dating. There is a famous saying that goes “smile and world smiles with you”.This may seem like really obvious dating advice but this really is the most helpful of all tips for speed dating!We were both in relationships at the time, but used to spend whole (platonic) afternoons wandering the city. However, when we found ourselves single at 26, the switch flipped with a single goodnight kiss on the cheek.
We had an instant connection when we saw each other from across the room before the event even started!“I love you” has always been a hard phrase for me to get my mouth around, but Derrick has an asterisk next to his name in my book. Not sure why I’d expected things to work out now, but it sure different this time. He wore black pants and a black shirt with buttons straining up the front. “So, Jess,” he said, reading my nametag, “do you think you met The One tonight? 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.