When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.After the “daters” have done a full rotation and met one another, each individual will write a list of who he or she would like to see again.

At this time, we are only inviting registered Stitch members to our events, but we will be extending the speed-dating fun to others in the near future.

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If your date seems to be talking about him or herself for far too long, try to chime in with a relatable experience you have had or an interest you have in common.

On the other hand, if you find that your date is asking too many questions, simply reverse the same questions back onto him or her.Of course, you don’t want to divulge too much personal information to a perfect stranger, but you can politely answer the questions and simply move onto the next topic.When in doubt, smile and nod – fear not, a new date awaits you in just a few minutes! Hopefully, your date will not engage in political discussion or religious differences given the short amount of time, but as mentioned before, be prepared for anything.If any disagreements arise, simply avoid them by politely changing the subject.You certainly do not want to be thrown off guard and in a poor mood when meeting the next potential partner. After all, you never know what set of eyes from across the room may be on you. Since you will only have a few minutes for conversation with your date, it is important that you get to know each other as efficiently as possible.Granted, you may not get as much time as you’d like with the person you do enjoy, but you have the chance to spend countless hours with that individual after the event is over. There’s nothing more exciting than meeting a ton of new potential dates in one evening.