Fast Dating Tips: How to Beat the Love Buzzer
In a world of 8-minute abs and 1-minute managers, it's no surprise that 3-minute dates would soon follow. Fast Dating is in fact, one of the hottest trends in the country right now. Why the appeal? It's hilarious, you can do it with your friends, and it's loads of fun. Kind of like musical chairs for grownups.
Here's how it works: Women sit at numbered tables and men join them for a three-minute mini-date. You chat, you smile, you flip your hair, then the buzzer sounds and your three-minute man moves to the next table. You both check yes or no on your scorecards and the beat goes on. A new guy sits down and you do it all over again. At the end of the night, everybody turns in their scorecards and the organizers send you an email a few days later that gives you contact information for all the people that you liked who also liked you.
In an average night, you can go on about 40 dates without breaking a sweat. Better than that, most people make an average of six matches. Which means you end up with six people you like who also like you. Not too bad for an evening's play.
The drawbacks, of course, is that there's not much chance to make a good second impression if you blow your first one, so we've compiled some tips to give you that vaa-vaa-voom right from the get-go.
The Color Cue.
In addition, according to Leatrice Eiseman, Director of the Pantone Color Institute, women are attracted to men wearing the color blue. And why wouldn't we be - Eiseman says, guys who frequently wear blue are 'stable, faithful and always there.' The blue guy is a fabulous candidate for a long-term relationship -- someone who's dependable, monogamous and can match his own clothes.
Concerned your wardrobe is driving people away? Stay away from what Eiseman calls 'squished caterpillar yellow-green' which is said to repel both sexes equally.
How to Score.
First Things First.
Where are you from? What do you do?
Keep it Clean.
Fun with Chemistry.
According to Laura Davimes, aromatherapy expert, and owner of Herban Avenues, ' Wearing cinnamon/vanilla blends increases the presence of pheromone-like substances and dramatically increases attraction.'
The scent of a woman? Women, according to a recent study, are attracted to a black licorice scent. So, put some licorice or Good 'n Plenty in your shirt pocket. And, if you're at a club and happen to spill a little Jaggermeister on your shirt, don't worry about the stain, just consider it your lucky night.
The Safety Drill
Lisa Daily is the author of 'Stop Getting Dumped! All you need to know to make men fall madly in love with you and marry The One in 3 years or less' at bookstores everywhere. As seen in/on Cosmopolitan, The Other Half and Ricki Lake. Get our FREE dating tips newsletter - chock-full of man-snagging techniques - at stopgettingdumped.com