Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process or dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet large amounts of new people. iMeetia strives to introduce professional, active men and women in central locations. If you are single and looking for find “the one,” you have come to the right place. Speed dating events are great for singles that might be a little shy or apprehensive to go out there and meet someone on your own.
Our speed dating events are organized and include a host to help lead the group- all you need to do is show up!
For those of you who may not be familiar with speed dating, here is a brief overview:
Singles will sign-up online to an event that corresponds to an age group or demographic and give their name, email and photo to be used later on.
Then singles will show up to the disclosed location they signed up for and given a number that will identify who they are.
Different rounds are set and singles are given a three minutes to meet and socialize with each other. Singles are given one on one time with each other and you must determine within just a few minutes whether or not you are compatible.
If someone is interested in another person they will mark yes next to their number on a iMeetia card shown on the right side of this screen.
At the end of the night all the cards will be collected.
The next day you will receive an email with all singles that said they were interested in you, giving you their name, email and photo. Anyone who you were interested in is given your name, email and photo.
iMeetia's Two Rules
To keep the events low pressure, un-awkward and comfortable for everyone, there are two rules you need to know.
You may not ask anyone for their contact information (phone number, e-mail address, last name, etc.) or ask anyone out on a date.
You may not ask sexually explicit questions or say anything that may be interpreted as threatening in any way.
Dos and Donts
Be attentive to your date. First this will help you keep a conversation going as well as it helps you connect to the person at the other side of the table.
Maintain eye contact. Don't be looking at their chest or checking out the next person you will be meeting. Just make sure it's not too intense.
Crack jokes. Not only will this put your three minute date at ease, it will show them you have a sense of humor. Make sure its light and not political, religious or making fun of someone else at the event.
Dress to impressbut dont go over board. Casual bar outfits work really well. Don't recommend rocking out the formal gear, you will just look uncomfortable.
Pop a in a mint. You are going to be talking to people close up so have a great smelling breath. You will definitely lose attraction if your breath smells of fish or garbage.
Don't act distracted during your three minutes. Turn off your cell phone and keep your eyes from wandering at the wait staff.
Past life is not a three minute talk. People don't want to know about your past relationships or ex.
Don't agree for the sake of agreeing. This is event is about getting to know someone for who they are.
Don't consume large amounts of alcohol. You need to be able to have a conversation with out slurring. Enough said.