By Autumn Rivers. When looking for a speed dating event, you may notice that some companies host nights for different groups of people. For example, a calendar might feature different nights for professionals, pet-lovers, or people at a certain age. You can also just attend an event put on for everyone, which is usually simply called a singles night. However, there are some advantages of checking out events for special groups.
You Have Something in Common
Speed dates usually only last a few minutes, so you have limited time to find out a few details about each person. When you attend a date only for those fitting a certain description, you already know that you have at least one thing in common. If the event is for other medical professionals, single parents, or people of the same religion, you know that you have at least one thing to talk about the minute you sit down. You can start with this subject and either eventually move beyond it, finding out that you have lots of other things in common, or end the date in complete silence, in which case you can quickly move on to the next person.
Your Lifestyles Have a Good Chance of Meshing Well
Having a major detail in common can definitely make for an easier relationship, especially if that detail is important to you. If you have ever tried to date someone of a different religion, someone who does not have kids while you do, or even someone at a different stage in their life, you know how hard it can be to make it work. Knowing that each person you meet shares at least one important factor with you makes it more likely that you will find someone who is compatible.
Narrow Down Your Prospects
Let's face it, everyone has preferences, and they may never change. If you are 30 and rarely look at anyone over the age of 50, then there is no reason to meet several dates at that age. In this case, attending an event for younger singles can ensure that the group of potential dates is reasonably small so you do not waste your time talking to people who will likely not be compatible with you.