Speed Dating Questions – Suggestions on What to Ask

Speed dating is an efficient way to quickly meet potential partners and it’s also lots of fun. The participants have between five and ten minutes to decide if they feel a connection with the person sitting opposite them before moving onto someone else.  Here are some speed dating questions to ask that will help you decide this very thing.

Speed Dating Questions – Hobbies

If you are both feeling a little nervous it can be a good idea to leave the heavier and more serious speed dating questions until later.  Here are some quick and easy to answer questions to get you started.

Do you have any hobbies?

What was the last book you read?

What is your favourite type of music and who is your favourite music group or solo artist?

Are you more of a summer or winter person?

Do you enjoy parties or do you prefer staying home on a Saturday night?

Speed Dating Questions – Lifestyle and Beliefs

When speed dating, time is of the essence.  If you feel there may be a connection move onto some slightly more personal questions.  This will give you an idea of the other person’s lifestyle and beliefs and whether or not these may be compatible with yours.

What area do you live in?

What is your background (nationality)?

What type of work do you do?

Do you drink alochol?

Are you a smoker?

Do you like animals/have pets?

Are you religious, and if so what religion are you?

Do you have any strong political affiliations?

The last two speed dating questions may seem too personal at such an early stage.  If so and you wish to meet again and the answers will matter to you, you can always ask at a later date.

Speed Dating Questions – the Personal and the Fun

The following speed dating questions may seem a little forward for the setting, but they will help you narrow down your options.  If you and the person sitting opposite you have vastly different hopes and expectations there is not much point in taking things any further.

When was your last relationship and how long were you together?

Would you like to marry some day?

Do you have/want to have children/more children?

Speed Dating Questions – Just for Fun

The following questions will lighten the mood, fill in any awkward silences and give you an insight into a possible future partner’s personality.

What is one thing that can always be found in your fridge?

If you could live someone else’s life for 24 hours, who would it be?

If you were stranded on a desert island with one other person for company, who would you like that person to be?

If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Obviously the person sitting opposite you will want to ask their own questions so there will not be time for you to ask everything.  Ask the questions that matter most and you feel most comfortable asking.  This will probably differ depending upon who is sitting opposite you.

Keep in mind that with such limited time, what you wear, the questions you ask and how you respond to the questions you are asked are the things that will make an impression.  Dress in something that is flattering and you feel comfortable in.  Try to be positive, relaxed and confident.  If you can manage these things you’ll be well on your way to making a good impression whether asking or answering speed dating questions.

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