A study done at the University of Pennsylvania has found that most people make their choices within the first 3 seconds of meeting someone during Speed Dating. When you think about how quick 3 seconds is, that is some serious first impressions.
Now a days you only have to look as far as yourself to realise how much more we're working or cramming in to our busy days, and how little time you have to find special someone(s) if you're single. All things considered, if you've always laughed off the idea of speed dating, it might be a good time to reconsider. If you're already in the online dating for singles world, well then isn't Speed Dating just the natural next step? We think so!
If attending an event with a tonne of other singles, makes you dizzy with nerves, then online speed dating could be more for you. Like anything there are advantages and disadvantages to everything and online speed dating is no exception (much like the advantages and disadvantages to online dating). The advantage of online speed dating is that users can go on dates from home as your are set, as long as you have an internet & a computer. The disadvantages obviously are you don't actually get to meet one another in person and face to face can give you a stronger impression than screen to screen.
Don't think it's not effective either. A recent study has shown that 45% of women participants in a speed dating event and 22% of the men had come to a decision within the first 30 seconds. To us, this either means you are going to know pretty quickly if you're wasting your time or not, OR, you could be potentially talking to your new long term partner.
Some tips for speed dating? Well it turns out that issues such as religion, previous marriages and smoking habits are found to be much less of an issue than what you'd expect so don't lie for one. Number two is, it has been found that dialogue concerning travel resulted in more matches than dialogue about films so stay away from talking about your love for Rom Com or Action flick ladies & gentleman and start talking about your most favourite city you've visited to date.
Perth dating services are becoming more and more popular amongst all demographics', race and religion but there is no harm (ever!) in bettering your chances at meeting someone than spreading your wings to give Speed dating a go. Of course, Online dating for singles is, and will remain a fantastic way to meet new people and singles who you would have never had the opportunity to connect with in a pub or club. Being open to attending events such as Speed dating however can act as a compliment to online dating as participants go along without feeling out of place, making it a relaxed atmosphere to get to know others in. Because most matching also occurs after the events, participants don't feel pressured in to selecting or rejecting each other in person (results get back to you after a day or two).
So, if you've been using any Perth dating services, or online dating for singles in general, why not set yourself a challenge to attend a speed dating function near you.
You may be surprised by the results!
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