How to Determine a Speed Dating Rotation Sequence

How to Determine a Speed Dating Rotation Sequence

by Andre Zollars

About Andre Zollars

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Andre Zollars started writing in 1999, when she worked in the editorial department at "The Missoulian." She has been published in "Endovascular Today," "High Country Angler," "Outside Bozeman" and "Western Ag Reporter." She also has written for online magazines New West, Hunting and Fishing USA. Zollars holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Washington.

Speed dating is the latest singles craze that has swept the nation and the world. It's a great way for singles to get more out of dating in a shorter amount of time. Planning a speed-dating event requires some preparation ahead of time, including determining the sequence in which couples will meet. There are several easy-to-use methods for determining the dating rotation sequence.

Step 1

Count the number of male and female daters who will participate. This can be controlled by having a preregistration and having a set amount of daters allowed.

Step 2

Write out questions for the daters to fill out ahead of time if you plan to match them based on common interests before the event. If couples will not be matched, then ensure there are equal numbers of men and women attending.

Step 3

Set the time limit for the date. If matching couples, then set the limit based on the amount of dates; for example, eight dates of eight minutes each is 64 minutes. If having all daters meet, then set the limit based on the amount of participants; for example, 20 males and 20 females each with a five minute date is 100 minutes.

Step 4

Create a dating card for participants indicating the names of the individuals they'll meet and their table numbers. Have half the daters moving and the other half staying at a table.

Step 5

Sound a loud timer to indicate when time is up and stick to the allotted times.

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