We have a small group, so I set up 3 tables with 2 chairs at each table.
I set the timer for 3 minutes, and when the timer was up, one side moved down to the next seat.
At a speed dating event, participants are paired up in a series of quick five- to seven-minute "dates." When the time is up, a bell or timer is rung, and participants move on to their next one-on-one conversation.
While seven minutes may not seem long enough to determine whether a new acquaintance is a potential match, Rabbi Deyo and other speed dating organizers have found that it gives participants plenty of time to gauge their level of interest or get a feeling that the other person is just not the right fit.
The idea is that in pairs, then fours and so on you identify….. Once this is done, get them to share with another person, encouraging them to try to answer, then move on to the group for any questions that have gone unanswered or not sure of the answer. Business cards Each student has a card with their name in centre and the answer to four specific questions in the corners.
Ask participants to write down one or 2 ‘stupid questions, things that they feel that they should know/others already know or that they would be embarrassed to ask in front of the group To encourage candour give an example e.g. They can use this to meet others in the room and use card as a discussion starter.
Set up the chairs in two circles, a small circle and a larger circle outside of that. Some of these topics may need a little longer than 30 seconds, others may need less. This game is a great introduction to the topic of love or dating that also acts as a way for kids to get to know each other and break out of their comfort zone a little.
Make sure that the chairs are facing each other and there are an equal amount of chairs in the inside circle as well as the outside circle. [Game modified by YGG Admin 13 July 2017] Chairs Submitted by Denny on We did this recently with our Middle Schoolers and instead of calling it Speed Dating, we called it Spuddying (Speed Buddying) and they had to find out things about the person across from them that they didn't already know.
We decided that we needed to remedy that and work at getting to know them better.
However, 5 minutes probably would’ve been better because we had to cut off conversations.
It was really good getting to be one-on-one with each of the girls even if it was just for a bit, and I even heard one of my girls say, “This is fun!
Speed dating was the reply, three of the five use the same icebreaker!
Time for some research and to find: 5 introductory activities that aren’t speed dating 1.