It is important to know someone’s religion or smoking habit if there is any potential for a long term relationship, but some may prefer to bring personal information like this up once you’re on a date spending more alone time together.
Speed dating is a popular and fun way to meet new potential dates.
However, unlike email and sitting at a bar and striking up conversation at your leisure, speed dating gives you a time limit of 5 to 10 minutes in which you’re allowed to meet someone and ask questions about what you’d like to know about them.
Questions like this are good for lightening the mood and lowering your chances of sitting and having a drawn out, uncomfortable and awkward conversation.
This could lead to you find out you both love Chuck Palahniuk novels and playing disc golf, and before you know it you have a date planned.
Aside from focusing on what questions to ask, remember that you will also have to be prepared to ask questions, and you never know what they’re going to ask.
Before diving in, have an idea of what information you’re comfortable giving someone.