Just to help you through those nerve wracking first seconds and to get the conversation flowing and the ice well broken, here are some of our favourite speed dating questions, from the serious and the light-hearted to the downright loony!
Being well prepared with engaging speed dating questions will not only ensure full enjoyment of the evening, you can actually learn a surprising amount about a person from even the most seemingly trivial questions. We don't want you to see this as a job interview, but you do have to make a good impression in 3 minutes, as well as learning as much as you can about your date.
Having another person show real interest is extremely flattering, so asking interesting speed dating questions should score good points with your date, but best of all, being well prepared with good questions will allow your dates to see you at your very best - relaxed, sociable and confidently out-going. Feel free to use any of these as they are, or as a starting point to inspire your own, and remember to email us your favourites at the address below!
It's generally not a good idea to ask someone where he or she lives until you know them a little better, and asking what they do for a living isn't considered very original. It's wise to avoid weighty or sensitive areas such as religion, and as far as your own answers go, you won't be showing yourself in the best light if you rattle on about your previous dates or how you miss your ex!
We'd love to hear the most crazy speed dating questions you've come across, whether you were on the giving or receiving end, and whether they worked for you or not! Send us your dating questions and if any have us all in stitches, we'll put them up on the site for all to see!
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