by: Suzanne E Morrison
Speed dating has become more popular in recent years and speed dating events are ideal for meeting new people, especially if you are short on time.
Here are a few speed dating tips:
Ask About Their Work
One of the most basic and simple questions to ask a new person is what they do for work. While this may or may not give you any feel for their personality, it at least gives you a good indication that they are a responsible adult that can support themselves.
Ask About Their Hobbies
This is probably a no-brainer. Everyone wants to know more about what the other person's interests are. Asking about their hobbies can give you a lot of insight into their personality as well as what they spend their free time doing. This can be one of the best ways to judge compatibility in a short amount of time.
Get to Know What They are Looking For
You'll definitely want to ask what they are looking for in a date. Are they the type that wants to get married, settle down and have children? Or are they just looking for a partner to accompany them on adventures? This is a sure-fire way to judge whether or not the two of you are moving in the same direction in life. You'll definitely want to avoid the dates that have opposite views from you regarding what they want, because you shouldn't go into dating someone with the intent to change their ways.
Ask About Children
It's always good to know upfront if a potential partner has any children. While this may not be a problem for many people, children may not be in the cards for others. It is good to ask about this early on, as you want to find this out before you end up falling for your date.
Ask About Their Pets
Depending on your own personality type, this may or may not be an important question for you to ask. If you have your own pets, you will certainly want to find out how they feel about animals. If you have your own pets or want them in the future you may want to pass up any dates that are strongly against this.
Ask Simple Questions
Sometimes, it's best to just ask simple questions to get the conversation started. After all, no one wants to have a date that doesn't say anything- in order to speed date you have to be able to keep the conversation flowing. If you are suddenly stuck, consider asking them where they took their last holiday. Or what their favorite books are. Asking someone what they like is a perfect way to open the conversation up, and it also gives you a great opportunity to delve a little bit deeper into their personality.
When you are at one of these events, try to relax and enjoy yourself. Hopefully if you do this and follow these speed dating tips you will end up with a few potential dates at the end of the evening!
About The Author
You can read more speed dating tips and online dating advice at Suzanne's site http://www.DatingAdvisor.co.uk . You can also find UK speed dating events at http://www.datingadvisor.co.uk/speed-dating-uk/
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