Speed Dating is hard even at the best of times, thousands of online dating profile will make you even harder. It involves women needing to find a good partner that is going to stick around during those hard moments where everyone is need of a partner for one reason or another. So, now imagine that same pressure in finding the right person to do the job when you only have a few minutes to get to know this person and his habits? It sounds pretty challenging, doesn’t it? Well if you’re a woman and looking to find a way to do just that, you are in luck. Here are some great tips that will help you out so that you can find a way to make the arrangement work for you.

  • Take in their appearance

This may sound shallow, but you can find out a lot about the guy that you’re sitting across from by taking in their appearance. Remember that speed dating is all about appearances, so make sure that you take the time to look at their clothing: how it looks, how it smells, (yes I know) and even how it is all put together. If a guy doesn’t take care of himself, it’ll show in his clothing. You’ll know to steer away from people like that.

  • How are they acting?

If a guy is acting strange and shady during the few minute long conversation, make sure you steer clear of him. Speed dating comes with quite a lot of awkward moments, but there is awkward and then there is just scary. If a guy is staring at you or openly checking you out, it’s safe to assume that this is a terrifying person that you want nothing to do with at all. When you’re looking at speed dating, it’s better to be safe than sorry, you can’t go go wrong with trusting your instincts. It’s definitely the best idea for sure.

  • Ask them the pointed questions

If there are certain things about guys that are deal breakers, ask him about them point blank. It’s understood that speed dating is either “love it or hate it”, so most of them won’t mind you asking those strange questions about drinking or other habits that may seem strange to bring up out of midair. Hopefully the guy will tell you the answer straight up so that you can have the answer to the question that you are looking for. If you have any reason to doubt him or his answer, it’s safe to know that you can simply walk away.

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  • Be careful

This is the number one rule, because there are a lot of creeps out there in the world. If something doesn’t feel right, get out of there. You have to protect yourself from those scary people out there who only mean you harm. It’s definitely underrated, but needs to be said for sure.

These tips should get you started in knowing some basic “dos and don’ts” about speed dating. If you’re looking for more, ask someone close to you who has done it before.