By Autumn Rivers. One of the most standard spots to meet singles is a party, either thrown by your friends or strangers. While parties can be fun, they are not necessarily the best way to meet your future long-term partner. You have a better chance of hitting it off with someone at a speed dating event, and here’s why.
Speed Daters Are All Strangers
When you show up to a party, it’s likely that many people already know the host, and have even brought several of their friends. It can be hard to get to know a person who is surrounded by a big group of people you don’t know, as most people cannot be wrangled away from their comfort zone until well into the night. On the other hand, everyone at a speed dating event is a stranger to everyone else, so you are all on the same level. You do not have to try to play nice with the friends of every dater since they are usually there alone.
You Get a Chance to Talk to Everyone
The typical parties for singles can be disappointing since you may end up just staring at someone from across the room, never getting the confidence to talk to them. During fast dating events, you will eventually get to talk to everyone for at least a few minutes. You may not have a chance to tell your life story, but you can get out enough words to let them know whether you like what you see.
Everyone Gets a Chance to Talk to You
This works both ways with event dating, as people are unlikely to judge you without talking to you first, since they have to talk to you at some point. People at regular parties may give you one look and decide you are not their type, without even knowing your personality. Speed dating at least demands that they give you a few minutes of their time before judging you, which can benefit you when you allow your personality to shine through.