Speed Dating for moms is a real thing popping up all over the country and women seem to be loving it. Suddenly I’d get 8th grade lunchroom flashbacks, grab my child mid-slide and zoom off in my car like I’m ridin’ dirty with the cops hot on my trail.Founder Robin Hieatt says she started a speed dating event for moms called Moms Matched after growing tired of awkward attempts at connecting with other moms at play dates and parks. But do we really need to make new friends in the same way we seek romantic relationships? Where it may have been totally natural for our moms to drop a pie off to the new neighbors next door, this type of “Howdy neighbor” mentality has been in slow decline.This may seem like really obvious dating advice but this really is the most helpful of all tips for speed dating!You’ll be surprised how often guests say “I liked so and so but they were a bit serious about it all”.
Everyone is in the same boat – they want to meet new people just like you for friendship and dating. There is a famous saying that goes “smile and world smiles with you”.It’s natural to arrive a little nervous to a speed dating event, particularly if you have never been speed dating before and don’t know what to expect.Trust me, after the first speeddate or two (and after the first drink or two!One of the best dating tips I give guests is to avoid talking about work too much at singles nights. Although it’s nice to hear what people do to get a sort of background picture, don’t spend your precious 4 minute speeddate explaining how you’ve just taken on a new really complex finance modeling system which is bound to boggle and bore your date.You want to be memorable and have 4 minutes fly by and leave your date wanting more.