Some people look for love on the Internet during their coffee break or rely on friends and family to keep an eye open.One of the revolutions in match-making is called speed-dating.
The reason is you only have a limited time to make a great impression and you know you are competing with a room full of others being given the same opportunity.
This audition atmosphere can cause you to fumble with words and questions. The worst that can happen is you move on to the next table. Ask a guy whether you can bring your friends on the first date.
Ask how they feel about having a GPS chip inserted into their neck.
Know that you risk sounding like a stalker or weirdo, but if you keep it light and emphasize you are joking around, it can cut the tension for both of you. Especially if the person sitting across from you is not someone you are desperate to impress.
If that is the case, you have five minutes to be a character and create an outrageous life for yourself.
Yes this can seem cruel, especially if the person falls madly in love with a false identity or realizes that you are merely blowing them off.
But sometimes you need to keep your energy up for the next person who might be the one you are interested in.
If you've sat through five minutes of agony, it might be hard to snap yourself out of the rut and be on your game.
If you meet someone who you want to stay in touch with, you might want to create a fun calling card that you can leave with them.