But if you want to up your chances of getting a date after the event, the same study showed that people who spoke about travel-related topics got more dates from speed dating events than the people who spoke about movies. Most speed dating companies will give you a sheet of paper with spaces for each person's first name and a tickbox next to it.After each individual speed date, write down the person's name who you just met.The function of small talk is the same the world over. You have 30 seconds to make a comment about the suggested subject.
Some speed dating companies also offer mixers before and after the speed dating event.
Several studies, including one called Mate Preferences in Action (Kurzban, 2005), have discovered that most people who attend speed dating events have decided whether or not they are interested in the person sitting across the table from them within of sitting down.
So in reality it doesn't really matter what you talk about, because the non-verbal communication between two people is what matters.
Here is an example: "Let's suppose you get a phone call tomorrow morning telling you that you've won a free trip anywhere in the world to watch a musician of your choice perform in concert.
Where would you go, and which artist would you see?Likewise, it can be beneficial if you 'warm up' by arriving at the venue a little bit early and socializing before going on your actual speed dates.