5 Helpful Speed Dating Tips for Women Over 50

Jane Fonda as Vivian in the movie Book Club
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Make the Most of Your Next Speed Dating Experience by Following These Tips

Heading out on your first speed dating experience?

We're sure there are a variety of thoughts swirling through your head right now, as it's quite an event. Not many people are brave enough to give speed dating a try, so first off, you should be proud of yourself for even doing it.

Now, let's get into the good stuff. Before you go, we've rounded up some speed dating tips for women over 50 that'll help you make the most of your time there. Read through them now (or even on your way to the venue) to fully prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

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1. Be Prepared to Talk

The whole point of speed dating is getting to know someone through short and snappy conversations. If you're not much of a talker, come prepared with a few questions you'd like to know the answers to. Ask them about their previous relationships, what they're looking for, etc. Or, if you prefer to keep the conversation light and airy, ask them about their favorite movie, best childhood memory, most magical place they've traveled, etc. You might also want to pack a bottle of water, because chances are your throat will get dry from all that chatting.

2. Make Friends, Too

There'll be a bunch of other single women there, so why not try and befriend them? If you don't happen to find yourself interested in any of the suitors, the very least you can do is make some friends. Everyone can use more acquaintances in their life. Plus, then you'll have someone you can go with to the next speed dating event in your area. It's a win-win.

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3. Prepare to Meet a Few Duds

You're not going to like everyone you're paired with at the speed dating event. That's just not how the odds work. Don't let that discourage you, however. Simply know that it's part of the game, that way you can move on faster to someone you might actually connect with.The great thing about speed dating is it's quick. If you're not feeling someone, next.

4. Make Plans for Later

If you end up connecting with someone and really liking them, don't be afraid to ask for their number or make plans for a later date. That is the whole point of doing speed dating in the first place, to find someone you want to see outside of the event. Just know that they might not feel the same way. If you end up getting turned down, shrug it off. It's not the end of the world, as you'll likely meet someone else.

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5. Relax

We know this is often a tip we provide on a ton of our dating content, but it's one that speaks volumes and needs to be stated over and over and over again. It's just speed dating, relax. You can do this. It's not the end of the world if it doesn't all go well, so don't put too much pressure on the event. Do your very best to have fun and enjoy the experience for all it's worth.

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