Speed Dating is a great way to meet new people and it is also ideal for busy professionals without much free time on their hands. If you are planning on attending a speed dating event for the first time, it is normal to feel a little nervous about it. The key is preparation, and the best thing you can do to ease your nerves is to prepare some speed dating questions in advance.

Here are a few speed dating question ideas to get you started:

Ask About Their Work

One of the most basic and simple questions to ask a new person is what they do for work. Although this doesn’t necessarily tell you much about the other person’s personality, it can still tell you a lot about the other person and show you that they are responsible.  You also may find some common ground to talk about.

Ask About Their Hobbies

This is a no-brainer. Everyone wants to know what the other person is interested in. 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.

Try to Find Out 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

Although it seems very early to ask this, it is always good to know upfront if a potential partner has any children. Although children are not an issue for a lot of people, there may be others who see this as a problem.  If you have children yourself, you may also want to see what their reaction is to this.

Ask About Their Pets

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 are a serious animal lover, you will definitely want to pass up the dates that are very against having pets.

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 movies or 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.

Most importantly, when you are at one of these events, try to relax and enjoy yourself. It is likely that many of the people you speak to are nervous as well. Smiling and relaxing will make you and your date feel more comfortable and will lead to a much more successful evening.

If you have any more speed dating questions or tips feel free to post them in the comments below! You may also want to take a look at the latest Speed Dating UK Events.

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