So you met someone speed dating at a Muslimsinglesolution.com party.
What’s the best to follow up and see them again?
This is a common dilemma so I’m going to teach you how to go about this in the best way.
After attending an event you’ll be able to log on to the website and email the guests you liked for free. There’s no “matching” or cards to fill in as we believe it’s better to give everyone the opportunity to email anyone they like. The most important thing is not to leave it too long to contact them. Obviously you don’t want to get in touch seconds after leaving the venue, but don’t play it too cool.
Don’t forget they would have met lots of other great possible matches so if you wait too long you’ll miss out. Chances are there will be more than one person you are interested in, so the same will probably go for them. Therefore, you want to make sure that you are first person they meet up for a date. Otherwise they might decide to focus on someone else and put you on the back burner. People do tend to get their hopes and expectations up after just one meeting, so they won’t want to risk it by seeing others at that point.
The very best time to get in touch is around early lunchtime the next day. No sooner, no later. Most people will be able to use email during a lunch hour so they can log in and reply to you then. Don’t write anything too heavy, so just say you really enjoyed meeting them and would love to do it again soon and find out more about them.
One final tip - if you really liked them during your speed date then talk to them again at the end of the event. If there’s time, you could always suggest you head off somewhere else to grab something to eat. You’ll have an instant date and will more time to get to know each other.
James Preece – The Dating Guru